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.  New entries first go live (minus the “Bonus Beats” segment) on Set the Tape [link] then migrate over here after a two-week exclusivity period.


001] Bryan Adams, Sting & Rod Stewart All for Love 29th January 1994
002] Toni Braxton Breathe Again 5th February 1994
003] Ace of Base The Sign 5th March 1994
004] Bruce Springsteen Streets of Philadelphia 2nd April 1994
005] Crash Test Dummies Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm 30th April 1994