Lyrics to
Twist And Shout

Released by Salt 'N' Pepa in 1988
From the Album: A Salt With A Deadly Pepa |

This version of Twist And Shout was released by Salt 'N' Pepa in 1988.

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Rapper Salt-n-Pepa’s version of Twist and Shout puts twist on the traditional 1963 classic rock song by the Beatles.

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Yo, Salt, your mic
Yo, Pepa, your mic
Yo, Spin, you hype
We’re def, you’re right
The bass shakin’, dancin’ all night
Booties shakin’ from left to right
Salt and Pepa rockin’ the mic
So that you might

Shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
You gotta twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on, baby)
Go ahead, and work it on out (Work it on out)
Oooo, work it on out now, baby (Work it on out now)
You know you look so good (Look so good)
You really got me going now, boy (Got me going)
Just like I knew you would (Like I knew you would)

Oooo, hey baby, listen, I think they’re playin’ our song
What up? You gonna get up? Well shut up and come on
I wanna feel your body close to me, lovin’ and holdin’ me
Tight like a vice grip squeezin’ all over me
Yeah, that’s the way, hey, don’t get carried away
The other boy, do what the record say

And shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
You make me twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on, baby)
Work it, work it on out (Work it on out)
Work that bootie on out now, baby, ha (Work it on out now)
You know you look so good (Look so good)
You really got me going now (Got me going)
Just like I knew you would (Like I knew you would)

Yeah, gimme gimme gimme all you got boyfriend, you should be enjoyin’
A sexy girl might ease that antedote to poison
Boys in the jam ask me to dance, but I say no chance
I want a man who’s advanced in the art of dance
So when we get on a floor, he can take me on a tour
And we can do it till the fluid or sweat starts to pour
Down like the rain and the thunderstorm hard and strong
Boy, come on, don’t wait too long

You better shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Twist and shout (Twist and shout)
C’mon, c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, baby, now (Come on, baby)
Go ahead, and work it on out (Work it on out)
Yeah, work it on out now, boyfriend (Work it on out now)
You know you look so good (Look so good)
You really got me going now with that stuff (Got me going)
Like I knew you would (Like I knew you would)

Oooo, (Ah) get higher, baby
(Ah) Higher, baby
(Ah) Oooo, get higher, baby
(Ow) Yeah, now break it down

One good twist deserves a better one, a deffer one
We’re Salt and Pepa, together we’ll have lots of fun
Do it again, babe, for the hit parade
Cuz Spinderella does a hell of a job keepin’ the record playin’
Shout like ya just sold your soul to rock ‘n roll
You lost control, go hit the floor

And shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Come on, twist and shout (Twist and shout)
Go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head, go ‘head, baby, now (Come on, baby)
Go ahead, and work it on out (Work it on out)
Oooo, work it on out now, baby (Work it on out now)
You know you look so good (Look so good)
You really got me going now, boy (Got me going)
Just like I knew you would (Like I knew you would)

Shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Come on, shake it up, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Sh-sh-sh-sh-shake it, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Shake, shake, shake, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)
Why don’t you shake it up, baby, now? (Shake it up, baby)
Shake it, shake it, shake it, baby, now (Shake it up, baby)


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