Recently on the red carpet at the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, Chubby Checker expressed his desire to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, though did so in a way that was money driven as opposed to respect driven. “I don’t want to get in there when I’m 85-years old. I’ll tell them to drop dead, so you better do it quick while I’m still smiling …If you put me in when I’m too old to make a living, then it’s no good for me to be in there… The Rolling Stones, they’re in there...The Beastie Boys are in there, they’re young. Hall and Oates were just in there and they’re still making money.” Would it be worth that much more to Chubby Cheker’s wallet to be introduced as a “Rock and Roll Hall of Famer”? We aren’t really sure we know the answer to that one, but based on these comments, Checker seems to think that it would be substantial. Let’s go to a question that we think we can answer; should Checker be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Currently, he has a pretty low rank on our list as he holds the rank of 333, and a percentage of 28.7 of your votes that he should be inducted. Checker does have a massive hit (“The Twist”), a Grammy Award for “Let’s Twist Again” and was arguably one of the top five musical acts from 1960 to 1962. Checker’s biggest issue is not that he wasn’t successful, but that he was painted into a dance song artist, and all of his known tracks fall into that category. As someone perceived as one-dimensional, does he really have a Hall of Fame case? Considering that many of his peers are in, and he has never been nominated, it looks unlikely that he will ever “twist” his way into Cleveland.