Divine – Twistin’ The Night Away



Divine recorded “Twistin’ The Night Away” and released it as the second single from his album Maid in England in 1985.

Track listing

  1. “Twistin’ The Night Away (Dance Version)” — 6:53
  2. “Twistin’ The Night Away (Instrumental)” — 6:10
  3. “A Divine Good Time” — 3:52


Chart (1985)Peak
UK Singles Chart47

Divine was an inspiration for Ursula the Sea Witch, the villain in the 1989 Disney animated film The Little Mermaid.[154] Due to Divine’s portrayal of Edna Turnblad in the original comedy-film version of Hairspray, later musical adaptations of Hairspray have commonly placed male actors in the role of Edna, including Harvey Fierstein and others in the 2002 Broadway musical, and John Travolta in the 2007 musical film. A twelve-foot-tall (3.7-meter) statue in the likeness of Divine by Andrew Logan can be seen on permanent display at The American Visionary Art Museum in Divine’s hometown of Baltimore. I Am Divine, a feature documentary on the life of Divine, was premiered at the 2013 South by Southwest film festival, and had its Baltimore premiere within Maryland Film Festival. It is produced and directed by Jeffrey Schwarz of the Los Angeles-based production company Automat Pictures. In August 2015, a play based on the final day of Divine’s life, Divine/Intervention, was performed at the New York Fringe Festival