Twist and Shout (EP)

Twist and Shout is the first UK extended play by the English rock band the Beatles, released by Parlophone (catalogue number GEP 8882) on 12 July 1963. It was also released in Germany, Spain, New Zealand, Australia and Argentina. All four tracks on the EP were originally released on their debut album Please Please Me. It topped the UK EP chart for twenty-one weeks, becoming so successful that it registered on the singles chart and eventually ranked as the fourth-bestselling "single" of 1963 in Britain.[2]

Twist and Shout
EP by
Released12 July 1963
Recorded11 February 1963, EMI Studios, London
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles UK chronology
Please Please Me
Twist and Shout
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The previous year, an EP entitled Mister Twist [fr] was released in France credited to Tony Sheridan which featured the Beatles (with Pete Best). It contained Cry for a Shadow, their first original composition ever to be put on a commercially available record.[3]

Track listing

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead singerLength
1."Twist and Shout"Bert RussellPhil MedleyJohn Lennon2:33
2."A Taste of Honey"Ric MarlowBobby ScottPaul McCartney2:05
Total length:4:38
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Lead singerLength
1."Do You Want to Know a Secret"John Lennon–Paul McCartneyGeorge Harrison2:00
2."There's a Place"John Lennon–Paul McCartneyJohn Lennon and Paul McCartney1:53
Total length:3:53

UK EP sales chart performance

See also