Songs Can Have Sequels Too! [Funk Radio E109]

Today we explore the concept of sequels in music, which is not terribly common, but it’s definitely a thing. Who knew?


It’s a funky fact. Most of us associate the concept of sequels with movies, or maybe even books or comics, but music? In this episode we give you a rundown of how this works, how it’s different from the “Parts 1 & 2” concept from the vinyl days, and a few examples of songs we like that have sequels of their own. In many cases they provide an expansion of a story, while others seem to be more of a shameless money-grab (in the true spirit of the sequel). But if this is a new concept to you, we encourage you to tune in and get the learnin’ in your brain.

Honorable Mentions:

“California Dreamin'” by the Mamas and the Papas

“Creeque Alley” by the Mamas and the Papas

“Love Child” by Diana Ross & The Supremes

“I’m Livin’ In Shame” by Diana Ross & The Supremes

“Ain’t That a Shame” by Fats Domino

“Walking To New Orleans” by Fats Domino

“Please Mr. Postman” by the Marvelettes

“Twistin’ Postman” by the Marvelettes

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