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24 classics that peaked at #2 [videos]


Despite constantly hearing that being number two is a meaningless achievement, the stations playing classic rock beg to differ.

Matthew Perpetua at Buzzfeed has dug through the dusty shelves of rock ‘n roll history to unearth twenty-four songs you can sing in your sleep that never topped the charts.

Foreigner, “Waiting For a Girl Like You”

This song was parked at Number Two for 10 weeks in 1981. It was the longest-running Number Two that never hit Number One in the history of the Billboard Hot 100 until…

Missy Elliot, “Work It”

…Missy Elliott came along and matched Foreigner’s record in 2002.

Madonna, “Material Girl”

Madonna has a few great singles that peaked at Number Two – “Express Yourself,” “Frozen,” “Cherish” – but this one missing the top spot is sort of galling, especially when you consider that it was blocked by REO Speedwagon’s “Can’t Fight This Feeling.”

Full story at Buzzfeed via Bits & Pieces.

Not quite the top of the charts.

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