The Unforgettable Hits of Chubby Checker

Hey there, music enthusiasts! Today, we will explore the iconic music of Chubby Checker, a legendary artist who has impacted the music industry with his biggest Top 40 hits. Get ready to dance as we delve into his top tracks and other timeless gems sure to have you tapping your feet. So, put on your dancing shoes and join us on this musical journey.

Biggest Top 40 Hits

The Twist (#1 for 3 weeks) 1960 & 1962

In 1960 and 1962, “The Twist” by Chubby Checker dominated the charts bringing unparalleled joy and energy to dance floors nationwide. This infectious beat sparked a dance revolution, captivating the whole world as people collectively twisted their troubles away and moved like never before.

Limbo Rock (#2) 1963

In 1963, “Limbo Rock” reached #2 on the charts, captivating people of all ages with its catchy tune and Chubby Checker’s voice. This track transformed gatherings into lively limbo showdowns, as friends, family, and even strangers eagerly joined in to showcase their limbo skills. It was a carefree era filled with unforgettable moments set to the rhythm of “Limbo Rock.”

Pony Time (#1 for 3 weeks) 1961

Chubby Checker’s “Pony Time” galloped its way to the top spot on the charts. With its catchy beats and distinctive vocals, this song had everyone embracing their inner cowboy or cowgirl. Dance floors became rodeo arenas, as people imitated galloping horses and swinging lassos. It’s no wonder “Pony Time” turned every dance party into a wild west extravaganza. So, the next time this song plays, don’t be surprised if you find yourself doing a little two-step or pretending to ride a trusty steed.

Slow Twistin’ (with Dee Dee Sharp) (#3) 1962

In 1962, Chubby Checker and Dee Dee Sharp collaborated on the enchanting hit “Slow Twistin’.” This mesmerizing song created a romantic atmosphere on the dance floor, with couples swaying and twirling in each other’s arms. The soothing melody of “Slow Twistin'” provided the ideal backdrop for intimate moments and allowed the music to lead the way. Chubby Checker’s impressive vocal range showcased his versatility beyond energetic dance anthems, making this track a standout.

Let’s Twist Again (#8) 1961

Released in 1961 and reaching the #8 spot, this lively tune perfectly captured the spirit of the twist craze that swept the nation. Chubby Checker’s infectious enthusiasm and charisma make it an absolute must-have on any dance playlist. When you need a pick-me-up, just give this song a spin and be transported to a time of pure, unadulterated joy.

Other Timeless Songs

But wait, there’s more! Beyond Chubby Checker’s chart-topping hits, other timeless melodies deserve a spotlight. These tunes might not have clinched the coveted #1 spot, but they’ve etched their way into our hearts.


  • The Class


  • Good, Good Lovin’
  • (Dance the) Mess Around
  • The Fly
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Twistin’ U.S.A.


  • Let’s Limbo Some More
  • Twenty Miles
  • Birdland
  • Black Cloud
  • Surf Party
  • Twist It Up
  • Loddy Lo
  • Hooka Tooka


  • Hey You Little Boo-Ga-Loo


  • The Hucklebuck
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On


  • La Paloma Twist
  • Dancin’ Party
  • Popeye the Hitchhiker


  • Hey, Bobba Needle
  • Lazy Elsie Molly
  • She Wants T’ Swim


  • Lovely, Lovely (Loverly, Loverly)
  • Let’s Do the Freddie


  • Back in the U.S.S.R.