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.