The 25 Best Song Sequels

11. Gary Glitter "Rock and Roll Pt. 2" (1972)


Better Than Original?: Yes

You've heard this a million times, even if you didn't know it. The sequel was the only version to really get much attention in the United States, but it's since rocked more stadiums and jammed more jocks (sorry) than any song this side of EMF. In the UK, Gary Glitter had more than 20 major hits; in the U.S., he's mostly remembered every time your favorite sports team scores, or whenever you watch one of many, many films that have licensed the track. He's also remembered, on a less positive note, as that guy who was convicted of possessing child pornography and child abuse. *Sound of record scratching, "Rock and Roll" being taken off the turntable.*

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