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.
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The previous year, an EP entitled Mister Twist 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.
UK EP sales chart performance
- Entry Date : 20 July 1963
- Highest Position : 1 (for 21 weeks)
- Weeks in Chart : 64 Weeks