This proves how popular the dance The Twist was fifty years ago. “Peppermint Twist” by Joey Dee and the Starliters hit the top of the Billboard list for the week of Jan, 21-27, 1962 and remained at the top of that list for another two weeks. On the other national record list, Cash Box, the Peppermint Twist only got up to song #2 for the week Jan. 21-27 and then started dropping. The song as originally recorded was considered too long so the record company put the second half on the B side of the record. The video below only includes the first part.