TRIVIAL PURSUITS: What FiIms Put Twist and Shout Back on the Charts?

March 2, 2010 ( - After appearing in two movies released in 1986, the Beatles' “Twist and Shout” was re-released as a single.

It made it  all the way back to #23 on the Billboard charts that year.  One of the movies to feature the song was “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off.” 

Can you name the other? 


“Back to School”, where it was sung (not lip-synched, as Matthew Broderick/Ferris Bueller did) by none other than Rodney Dangerfield.

Additional Trivia:  As it turns out, the rerelease stayed in the US Top 40 for seven weeks in 1986 – and, coupled with its original 16-week run in 1964, makes “Twist And Shout” the longest running Top 40 hit for the Beatles (23 weeks).