The legend chats candidly about his iconic career in the music business, from "The Twist" to today.
What did Chubby Checker do after recording "The Twist"? His homework.
"I hadn't graduated high school yet. My grades [were] not as good as I wanted them to be! Little did I know that we were going to change the world … change the dance floor."
On the latest episode of the Billboard Chart Beat Podcast, Checker joins host and Billboard co-director of charts Gary Trust to talk about his career, which hit iconic heights when "The Twist" became the only song ever to top Billboard Hot 100 in two separate release cycles, in 1960 and again in 1962. The song continues to reign as the Hot 100's all-time No. 1, as crowned in 2008, 2013 and 2015, when Billboard has recapped the chart's biggest hits ever, dating to the ranking's inception on Aug. 4, 1958 (happy 58th, Hot 100!)