We’re #2!

Inspired by Tom Ewing’s “Popular” (which traces the history of UK #1 singles) and Tom Breihan’s “The Number Ones” (which does the same for US #1s), “We’re #2!” looks at the history of those songs which almost but not-quite managed to reach the summit of the UK Singles Chart.  Beginning a quarter century back from this column’s inception (March 2019) up until whenever the Present Day comes about.  Here you can find a complete chronological archive of the series so far.

001] Bryan Adams, Sting & Rod Stewart All for Love 23rd January 1994
002] Toni Braxton Breathe Again 30th January 1994
003] Ace of Base The Sign 27th February 1994
004] Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia 27th March 1994
005] Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 24th April 1994
006] Big Mountain Baby, I Love Your Way 5th June 1994
007] All-4-One I Swear 26th June 1994
008] Let Loose Crazy for You 14th August 1994
009] Red Dragon Compliments on Your Kiss (Feat. Brian & Tony Gold) 28th August 1994