Canadian rock band Bachman Turner Overdrive  (B.T.O.) Randy Bachman wrote a song for the band’s 3rd album,  Not Fragile (1974).  The song in question was, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. Song was a smash hit for the band reaching #1 on the Billboard charts in 1974. The song includes the song’s famous stutter, and says, looking at him with big brown eyes and saying, “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. B-b-b-baby, you just ain’t seen na-na-nothin’ yet. Here’s somethin’ that you’re never gonna forget. B-b-b-baby, you just ain’t seen na-na-nothin’ yet.” 

The song came about from Randy Bachman making fun of his brother, their former manager. Gary Bachman had a speech impediment. The song was never intended to be for anyone but Gary. The album needed a ninth song to brighten up the album. The producer asked Randy Bachman if he had any songs in the works. Randy played a very ruff demo of You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet. Randy said it was a joke song for his brother. The producer Charlie Fach of Mercury Records said: “That’s it!” The single we need, so Randy Bachman reworked the demo to a full song. Let’s just say the rest is rock and roll history.

The song made me do some research on other rock and roll songs that used close to the same formula to achieve greatness. I’m sure I will miss some classic songs.  Here are 7 Great Rock Songs That Stuttered Their Way Onto The Music Charts.

  • Bachman Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet

    BTO’s founding member, Randy Bachman, wrote “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” solo. In the song, he poked fun at then-manager and brother Gary Bachman’s speech impediment.

  • The Who My Generation

    People try to put us d-down (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Just because we get around (talkin’ ’bout my generation)Things they do look awful c-c-cold (talkin’ ’bout my generation)

  • The KNACK My Sharona

    My Sharona” was the first single released by The Knack, and it took the band straight to the top. Released in June of 1979, “My Sharona” spent six weeks at the top of the Billboard charts and later appeared on The Knack’s debut album, Get the Knack. In the story that would be considered creepy by today’s standards, Sharona Alperin was only 17 years old when she met The Knack’s singer and guitarist Doug Fieger who was 25. He fell in love with her and soon wrote “My Sharona” about her.

  • David Bowie - Changes

    David Bowie’s album, Hunky Dory came out in 1971 The song is written about going out on your own and not listening to critics. Just be yourself. Also used in the beginning of the movie The Breakfast Club 

  • Elton John Bennie and the Jets

    Massive double album from Elton John‘s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road .  Elton wrote the song to pay tribute to glam rock movement of the early 70s. Not recorded live. Elton’s record producer at the time, Gus Dudgeon, added ‘live’ sound effects to the studio recording.

  • Bob Seger Katmandu Cobo 1975

     think I’m going to KatmanduThat’s really, really where I’m going toIf I ever get out of hereThat’s what I’m gonna do
    K-K-K-K-K-K-KatmanduI think that’s really where I’m going toIf I ever get out of hereI’m going to Katmandu.
  • The Beach Boys - Barbara Ann (1965)


    From the 1965 album The Beach Boys Party  The Song is written about a real person. Fred Fassert wrote that song in 1958, titling the song after his little sister, Barbara Ann Fassert. The song reached #13 in 1961

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