The 2010s

Stuck at 2: the 2010s

July 2019

The table below lists every song that has reached #2 in the UK charts so far during the 2010s (i.e. from January 2000 up to June 2019), but has not make it to the top. When a single was kept off #1 by more than one song, each one is listed, along with how many weeks it kept its rival at #2.

When a song was kept off the top by the same #1 for non-consecutive weeks each separate run at #2 is listed separately.

For example, Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Human had three separate spells at #2 between December 2016 and February 2017, without making it to #1. First of all, it was kept at #2 for 1 week by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye. Rockabye then kept Zara Larsson, I Would Like at #2 for 1 week, and it was still at #1 when Human climbed back up to #2 in January 2017. Finally, Ed Sheeran, Shape of You kept Human off the top spot for 1 week in February 2017.

All I Want For Christmas Is You by Mariah Carey has the unique distinction of being Stuck at 2 on three separate occasions, first in 1994 (as you can see on this page, Stuck at 2: The 1990s) and then in December 2017 and December 2018, as you can see below.

Month Act, Title Weeks at #2 Act and song that kept it at #2
Jan-10 Sidney Samson featuring Wizard Sleeve, Riverside (Let’s Go) 1 Iyaz, Replay
Feb-10 Glee Cast, Don’t Stop Believin’ 1 Owl City, Fireflies
Feb-10 Jedward featuring Vanilla Ice, Under Pressure (ice Ice Baby) 1 Owl City, Fireflies
Mar-10 Florence & The Machine & Dizzee Rascal, You Got The Dirtee Love (Live At The BRIT Awards 2010) 1 Helping Haiti, Everybody Hurts
Mar-10 Florence & The Machine & Dizzee Rascal, You Got The Dirtee Love (Live At The BRIT Awards 2010) 1 Jason Derulo, In My Head
Mar-10 Rihanna, Rude Boy 2 Tinie Tempah, Pass Out
May-10 Jason Derulo, Ridin’ Solo 1 Roll Deep, Good Times
Jun-10 Jason Derulo, Ridin’ Solo 1 BoB featuring Bruno Mars, Nothin’ On You
Jun-10 Tinie Tempah featuring Labrinth, Frisky 1 Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal & James Corden, Shout
Jul-10 K’Naan, Wavin’ Flag 1 Shout For England featuring Dizzee Rascal & James Corden, Shout
Jul-10 K’Naan, Wavin’ Flag 1 Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, California Gurls
Aug-10 Eminem featuring Rihanna, Love The Way You Lie 1 Yolanda Be Cool vs D Cup, We No Speak Americano
Aug-10 Eminem featuring Rihanna, Love The Way You Lie 1 Flo Rida featuring David Guetta, Club Can’t Handle Me
Sep-10 Eminem featuring Rihanna, Love The Way You Lie 1 Roll Deep, Green Light
Sep-10 Eminem featuring Rihanna, Love The Way You Lie 1 Taio Cruz, Dynamite
Sep-10 Katy Perry, Teenage Dream 1 Olly Murs, Please Don’t Let Me Go
Sep-10 Katy Perry, Teenage Dream 1 Alexandra Burke featuring Laza Morgan, Start Without You
Oct-10 Robbie Williams & Gary Barlow, Shame 1 Cee Lo Green, Forget You
Nov-10 Wanted, Heart Vacancy 1 Bruno Mars, Just The Way You Are (Amazing)
Nov-10 Take That, The Flood 1 Rihanna, Only Girl (In The World)
Dec-10 Take That, The Flood 1 JLS, Love You More
Dec-10 Ellie Goulding, Your Song 2 X Factor Finalists 2010, Heroes
Dec-10 Willow Smith, Whip My Hair 1 Black Eyed Peas, The Time (Dirty Bit)
Jan-11 Jessie J, Do It Like A Dude 1 Bruno Mars, Grenade
Feb-11 Adele, Rolling in the Deep 1 Bruno Mars, Grenade
Feb-11 Chipmunk featuring Chris Brown, Champion 1 Jessie J featuring BoB, Price Tag
Apr-11 Wretch 32 ft Example, Unorthodox 1 LMFAO/ Lauren Bennett/ Goonrock, Party Rock Anthem
Jun-11 Aloe Blacc, I Need A Dollar 1 Pitbull/ Ne-Yo/ Afrojack/ Nayer, Give Me Everything
Jun-11 Calvin Harris ft Kelis, Bounce 1 Example, Changed The Way You Kissed Me
Jul-11 Loick Essien ft Tanya Lacey, How We Roll 1 DJ Fresh ft Sian Evans, Louder
Aug-11 Emeli Sande, Heaven 1 Wretch 32 ft Josh Kumra, Don’t Go
Sep-11 Calvin Harris, Feel So Close 1 Olly Murs ft Rizzle Kicks, Heart Skips A Beat
Sep-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 1 Example, Stay Awake
Sep-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 1 Pixie Lott, All About Tonight
Sep-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 1 One Direction, What Makes You Beautiful
Oct-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 1 Dappy, No Regrets
Oct-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 1 Sak Noel, Loca People
Oct-11 Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera, Moves Like Jagger 2 Rihanna ft Calvin Harris, We Found Love
Oct-11 Wanted, Lightning 1 Rihanna ft Calvin Harris, We Found Love
Nov-11 Labrinth ft Tinie Tempah, Earthquake 1 Professor Green ft Emeli Sande, Read All About It
Nov-11 JLS, Take A Chance On Me 1 Rihanna ft Calvin Harris, We Found Love
Jan-12 Rizzle Kicks, Mama Do The Hump 1 Jessie J, Domino
Feb-12 Alyssa Reid ft Jump Smokers, Alone Again 1 David Guetta ft Sia, Titanium
Feb-12 Emeli Sande, Next To Me 1 DJ Fresh ft Rita Ora, Hot Right Now
Mar-12 Emeli Sande, Next To Me 2 Gotye ft Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know
Mar-12 Nicki Minaj, Starships 1 Gotye ft Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know
Mar-12 Sean Paul, She Doesn’t Mind 1 Katy Perry, Part Of Me
Apr-12 Sean Paul, She Doesn’t Mind 1 Chris Brown, Turn Up The Music
Apr-12 Sean Paul, She Doesn’t Mind 1 Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
Apr-12 Justin Bieber, Boyfriend 1 Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
Apr-12 Conor Maynard, Can’t Say No 1 Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
May-12 Calvin Harris ft Ne-Yo, Let’s Go 1 Carly Rae Jepson, Call Me Maybe
Jun-12 Wanted, Chasing The Sun 1 Fun ft Janelle Monae, We Are Young
Jun-12 Flo Rida, Whistle 1 Gary Barlow / Commonwealth Band, Sing
Jun-12 Flo Rida, Whistle 1 Cheryl, Call My Name
Jul-12 Chris Brown, Don’t Wake Me Up 1 Maroon 5 ft Wiz Khalifa, Payphone
Aug-12 Calvin Harris ft Example, We’ll Be Coming Back 2 Wiley ft Ms D, Heatwave
Sep-12 Amelia Lily, You Bring Me Joy 1 Script ft Will I Am, Hall of Fame
Sep-12 Example, Say Nothing 1 Script ft Will I Am, Hall of Fame
Oct-12 Adele, Skyfall 1 Swedish House Mafia, Don’t You Worry Child
Nov-12 Bruno Mars, Locked Out Of Heaven 1 One Direction, Little Things
Dec-12 Girls Aloud, Something New 1 Olly Murs ft Flo Rida, Troublemaker
Dec-12 Bruno Mars, Locked Out Of Heaven 1 Olly Murs ft Flo Rida, Troublemaker
Dec-12 Bruno Mars, Locked Out Of Heaven 1 Gabrielle Aplin, The Power of Love
Jan-13 Taylor Swift, I Knew You Were Trouble 1 Will I Am ft Britney Spears, Scream & Shout
Jan-13 50 Cent / Eminem / Adam Levine, My Life 1 Will I Am ft Britney Spears, Scream & Shout
Feb-13 Disclosure / Alunageorge, White Noise 1 Macklemore / Ryan Lewis / Wanz, Thrift Shop
Mar-13 Bastille, Pompeii 1 Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Mar-13 Bruno Mars, When I Was Your Man 1 Justin Timberlake, Mirrors
Apr-13 Pink ft Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason 1 PJ & Duncan, Let’s Get Ready To Rhumble
Apr-13 Pink ft Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason 1 Duke Dumont ft Ame, Need U (100 Percent)
Apr-13 Wizard of Oz Film Cast, Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead 1 Duke Dumont ft Ame, Need U (100 Percent)
Apr-13 Will I Am ft Justin Bieber, Thatpower 1 Rudimental ft Ella Eyre, Waiting All Night
May-13 Chris Malinchak, So Good To Me 1 Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams, Get Lucky
May-13 Passenger, Let Her Go 1 Daft Punk ft Pharrell Williams, Get Lucky
Jun-13 Jason Derulo, The Other Side 1 Robin Thicke / Ti / Pharrell, Blurred Lines
Aug-13 One Direction, Best Song Ever 1 Avicii, Wake Me Up
Oct-13 Vamps, Can We Dance 1 Onerepublic, Counting Stars
Oct-13 Eminem, Berzerk 1 Miley Cyrus, Wrecking Ball
Nov-13 James Arthur, You’re Nobody ‘Til Somebody Loves You 1 Lorde, Royals
Nov-13 Bastille, Of The Night 1 Lily Allen, Somewhere Only We Know
Dec-13 Gary Barlow, Let Me Go 1 Calvin Harris / Alesso / Hurts, Under Control
Dec-13 One Direction, Story Of My Life 1 Lily Allen, Somewhere Only We Know
Dec-13 Avicii, Hey Brother 1 Lily Allen, Somewhere Only We Know
Feb-14 Will I Am / Cyrus / Khalifa, Feelin’ Myself 1 Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne, Rather Be
Feb-14 Zedd ft Hayley Williams, Stay The Night 1 Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne, Rather Be
Apr-14 John Legend, All Of Me 1 Aloe Blacc, The Man
Apr-14 Vamps, Last Night 1 Sigma, Nobody To Love
Jun-14 5 Seconds Of Summer, Don’t Stop 1 Ella Henderson, Ghost
Sep-14 Maroon 5, Maps 1 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz, Prayer In C
Sep-14 Duke Dumon, Won’t Look Back 1 Lilly Wood & Robin Schulz, Prayer In C
Oct-14 Taylor Swift, Shake It Off 1 Meghan Trainor, All About That Bass
Nov-14 Clean Bandit ft Jess Glynne, Real Love 1 Band Aid 30, Do They Know It’s Christmas
Dec-14 Union J, You Got It All 1 Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud
Jan-15 Philip George, Wish You Were Mine 3 Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Jan-15 Meghan Trainor, Lips Are Movin 1 Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Feb-15 Hozier, Take Me To Church 1 Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars, Uptown Funk
Feb-15 Hozier, Take Me To Church 3 Ellie Goulding, Love Me like You Do
Apr-15 James Bay, Hold Back The River 1 Jess Glynne, Hold My Hand
Apr-15 Ed Sheeran, Bloodstream 1 Jess Glynne, Hold My Hand
Apr-15 Nick Jonas, Jealous 1 Jess Glynne, Hold My Hand
May-15 Lunchmoney Lewis, Bills 1 OMI, Cheerleader
Jun-15 Natalie La Roze ft Jeremih, Somebody 1 Jason Derulo, Want to Want Me
Jun-15 Major Lazer ft Mo & DJ Snake, Lean On 1 Jason Derulo, Want to Want Me
Jul-15 Years & Years, Shine 1 David Zowie, House Every Weekend
Jul-15 Years & Years, Shine 2 Little Mix, Black Magic
Aug-15 Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love 1 One Direction, Drag Me Down
Aug-15 Calvin Harris & Disciples, How Deep Is Your Love 1 Charlie Puth featuring Meghan Trainor, Marvin Gaye
Sep-15 Felix Jaehn ft J Thompson, Ain’t Nobody (Loves Me Better) 1 Rachel Platten, Fight Song
Oct-15 R City ft Adam Levine, Locked Away 2 Justin Bieber, What Do You Mean?
Feb-16 Jonas Blue & Dakota, Fast Car 1 ZAYN, Pillowtalk
Feb-16 Rihanna ft Drake, Work 2 Lukas Graham, 7 Years
Apr-16 Fifth Harmony ft Ty Dollar Sign, Work From Home 1 Mike Posner, I Took a Pill in Ibiza
Apr-16 Sia, Cheap Thrills 4 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
May-16 Calvin Harris ft Rihanna, This Is What You Came For 2 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
May-16 Justin Timberlake, Can’t Stop The Feeling 4 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Jun-16 Kungs Vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners, This Girl 4 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Jul-16 Chainsmokers ft Daya, Don’t Let Me Down 1 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Jul-16 Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper, Perfect Strangers 1 Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla, One Dance
Jul-16 Jonas Blue ft JP Cooper, Perfect Strangers 1 Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, Cold Water
Aug-16 Calum Scott, Dancing On My Own 1 Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, Cold Water
Aug-16 DJ Snake ft Justin Bieber, Let Me Love You 6 Major Lazer featuring Justin Bieber and MØ, Cold Water
Oct-16 Weeknd ft Daft Punk, Starboy 1 James Arthur, Say You Won’t Let Go
Nov-16 Rae Sremmurd ft Gucci Man, Black Beatles 3 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye
Dec-16 Louis Tolminson & Steve Aoki, Just Hold On 1 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye
Dec-16 Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Human 1 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye
Dec-16 Zara Larsson, I Would Like 1 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye
Jan-17 Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Human 1 Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, Rockabye
Jan-17 Ed Sheeran, Castle On The Hill 5 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Feb-17 Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Human 1 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Feb-17 Ed Sheeran, How Would You Feel (Paean) 1 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Mar-17 Chainsmokers & Coldplay, Something Just Like This 1 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Mar-17 Ed Sheeran, Galway Girl 5 Ed Sheeran, Shape of You
Jun-17 Ariana Grande, One Last Time 2 Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, Despacito (Remix)
Aug-17 French Montana ft Swae Lee, Unforgettable 1 Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean, Feels
Aug-17 Justin Bieber & Bloodpop, Friends 1 Dua Lipa, New Rules
Nov-17 Rita Ora, Anywhere 3 Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug, Havana
Dec-17 Rak-Su ft Wyclef / Naughty Boy, Dimelo 1 Ed Sheeran, Perfect
Dec-17 Mariah Carey, All I Want For Christmas Is You 1 Ed Sheeran, Perfect
Dec-17 Wham, Last Christmas 1 Ed Sheeran, Perfect
Jan-18 Ramz, Barking 1 Eminem featuring Ed Sheeran, River
Jan-18 Ramz, Barking 2 Drake, God’s Plan
Apr-18 Ariana Grande, No Tears Left To Cry 2 Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa, One Kiss
Jul-18 Drake ft Michael Jackson, Don’t Matter To Me 1 George Ezra, Shotgun
Oct-18 Marshmello ft Bastille, Happier 1 Calvin Harris and Sam Smith, Promises
Nov-18 Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj, Woman Like Me 1 Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Shallow
Nov-18 Little Mix ft Nicki Minaj, Woman Like Me 2 Ariana Grande, Thank U Next
Dec-18 Mariah Carey, All I Want For Christmas Is You 1 Ava Max, Sweet But Psycho
Jan-19 Mark Ronson ft Miley Cyrus, Nothing Breaks Like A Heart 1 Ava Max, Sweet But Psycho
Mar-19 Calvin Harris & Rag ‘n’ Bone Man, Giant 5 Lewis Capaldi, Someone You Loved
Apr-19 Billy Eilish, Bad Guy 1 Lewis Capaldi, Someone You Loved
Apr-19 Meduza ft Goodboys, Piece Of Your Heart 1 Lil Nas X, Old Town Road

 

 

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