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.
“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