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|