The very nature of the sequel has always been somewhat tricky. As far back as movies have gone on, there are only a handful of sequels that actually manage to give the original a run for their money. Then again, music tends to be just a tad more lenient on that front.
Ever since the first hit single, there have been plenty of artists who try to make lightning strike twice by just continuing a story that they started in another song. Even though something like this can be considered cheap from a writing perspective, it's all the more shocking when the thing actually works. Instead of just making another forced concept, these feel like the natural extensions of something that we were already familiar with back on the first record. In fact, some of these songs ended up being so successful that you don't even need the first song's context to enjoy it.
Whether it be part of an ongoing saga or just a fun little trip down memory lane, these tracks have history that goes way beyond just your standard rock tune. There are many sequels that haven't lived up to their potential, but these are the few examples where the backtrack is actually worth it.
I'm just a junkie for all things media. Whether it's music, movies, TV, or just other reviews, I absolutely adore this stuff. But music was my first love, and I love having the opportunity to share it with you good people.