Debut single and his biggest hit (n°1 R&B). Based on a children song and co-written by Fury label boss Bobby Robinson. Arranged by Harold Battiste. The piano line was by Allen Toussaint, uncredited due to his contract with Minit.
Joey Dee & The Starliters [as Ya Ya Twist; title altered while the Twist craze hit worldwide]
Tony Sheridan [without the Beatles]
Petula Clark [idem]
Tren-Teens [answer song as Your Ya Ya Is Gone]
John Lennon [thinking of the days with Tony Sheridan]
Championettes [in Twist medley]
Goran Bregovic [in film Underground as Ya Ya Ringe Ringe Raja]