Twist falls under Blinding Lights

Central Station | 25 Nov 2021

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights has ousted Chubby Checkers' 1960s hit The Twist as the all-time No 1 song on the Billboard single charts.

The Canadian singer's single had spent 90 weeks on its Hot 100 chart. It was also a top five hit for 43 weeks and a top 10 hit for 57 weeks.

So Blinding Lights takes the title of No 1 song on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time Hot 100 Chart.

The Twist, which launched a new dance craze, was awarded the title in 2008 after separate chart runs in 1960 and again in 1962.

Not all is lost for American Checker. He's now 80 but still performs around the United States.

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