Stuck at 2

This page contains links to posts and menu items listing songs that almost made it to #1 in the UK charts but were stuck at 2.

The original piece from June 2016: “More Pop Trivia: Stuck at 2”

Stuck at 2: 1967, 1983 (October 2018)

Stuck at 2: 1970, 1971, 1972 (October 2018)

The 70s analysed: “Stuck at 2: the whole of the 1970s” (November 2018)

The 80s analysed: “Stuck at 2: the whole of the 1980s” (November 2018)

The 90s analysed: “Stuck at 2: the whole of the 1990s” (November 2018)

7 July 2019: Stuck at 2: the lists are complete, and a BBC Top 40 revisited

1 August 2019: Stuck at 2: Songs that peaked at #2 for one act and reached #1 for a different act

12 December 2020: Stuck at 2: Mariah Carey changes everything

1 January 2021: Stuck at 2: now Wham! rewrite chart history

11 September 2021: Stuck at 2: reflections on 2020 and 2021 so far

1 April 2022: Stuck at 2: Elvis and the Beatles

Complete lists by decade, also accessible from the Trivia > Stuck at 2 menu:

Stuck at 2: the 1950s

Stuck at 2: the 1960s

Stuck at 2: the 1970s

Stuck at 2: the 1980s

Stuck at 2: the 1990s

Stuck at 2: the 2000s

Stuck at 2: the 2010s

Stuck at 2: the 2020s