BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #343: “YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET”- BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE – NOVEMBER 2, 1974.

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Billboard #1 Hits: #343: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”- Bachman-Turner Overdrive. November 2, 1974. #1 for 1 week.

  • Single: “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet”- Bachman- Turner Overdrive
  • Record Company-Mercury
  • Genre: Rock
  • Written by Randy Bachman
  • Time: 3:31
  • B-side: “Free Wheelin'”
  • Album-Not Fragile
  • Grade: A
  • Peaked at #1 1 week in Billboard Hot 100. #2 in UK Singles Chart. #1 in Canada, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand and South Africa.

Critic Dave Marsh’s comment on “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” was right on the mark- he said that the song was a direct steal from The Who- but an imaginative one. From the chorus riff chords very similar to “Baba O’Riley” and the stuttering from “My Generation.” Randy Bachman has said that the intent was to record it once with the stutter – and send it to his brother Gary who had a stuttering problem. Again- this is a #1 hit that almost never was- the record company wanted it released as a single but for three weeks Bachman refused- then one day woke up and thought “Why am I stopping this?”

Some famous songs with a stutter– “Changes”- David Bowie, “Jive Talkin'”- Bee Gees, “My Sharona” The Knack, “Katmandu”- Bob Seger, “Barbara Ann”- The Beach Boys, “The Logical Song”- Supertramp, “Bad To The Bone”- George Thorogood, “Bennie And The Jets”- Elton John, “Surfin’ Bird” The Trashmen, “Chuck E’s In Love’- Rickie Lee Jones, “I Feel For You”- Chaka Khan, “Lola” The Kinks, “Psycho Killer” Talking Heads, “Welcome To The Jungle”- Guns N Roses and the before mentioned “My Generation” by The Who.

5 responses to “BILLBOARD #1 HITS: #343: “YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET”- BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE – NOVEMBER 2, 1974.

  1. funny that that was their BIG hit back then, statistically, but now “Takin’ Care of Business” is the one that people remember and that still gets played ad nauseum on radio.

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