In the 1950s and 60s, successful songs had sequels. Part two. What happened next? Like authors and film-makers, songwriters and bands looked to repeat success.
It didn’t always work – but sequel songs were often very big hits, sometimes bigger than the original.
Let's Twist Again, Bye Bye Johnny, Judy's Turn to Cry. There are many more, including Harry Chapin's Sequel, the sequel to his hit song Taxi.
The sequel song is a rare thing today, but at its peak, this was a fun and sometimes brilliant musical genre.
Listen to my exploration of sequel songs
Richard is a writer, podcaster, radio and TV broadcaster, an editor, and a lover of music. He tells the stories of how great songs are made, and of the people who make them.