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Who's on 2nd - 70's Songs That Just Missed Being #1

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This quiz is about songs that were so close to becoming #1 hits but came up just a buck short. This quiz will be about #2 hits on the billboard charts. Most of us know these songs. Songs in the "top ten" are usually popular songs that we hear on the radio with some everyday regularity. Usually, if your song is #2 on the charts, it goes to #1, there are not too many songs that just go to #2, then plummet. I am sure that you know lots about music, but let's see how much you really know. Good luck and start quizzing.

Question 1:

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This song was a huge hit for Clint Holmes in 1973. It didn't make it to #1 but it came real close.
Outta Space
Playground in My Mind
If Not Now When
Little Drummer Boy

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Question 2:

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"Kodachrome" was a #2 hit for this artist in 1973. Although it was a mammoth hit, it was not a chart topper, it was 2nd best.
Michael McMurphey
Al Stewart
Art Garfunkel
Paul Simon

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This smash hit song was a #2 hit for The Jackson 5 in the year 1974.
Enjoy Yourself
The Love You Save
Dancing Machine
Sugar Daddy

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Question 4:

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This song was a #2 hit in 1972 for The Moody Blues. What is the name of this mammoth hit that came up just a "buck short"?
Sunday Afternoon
Tuesday Afternoon
Nights in White Satin
Go Now

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Question 5:

What R&B group had a huge #2 hit song with "Neither One of Us (Wants to be the First to Say Goodbye)"?
The Ohio Players
The Four Tops
Gladys Knight & the Pips
The O'Jays

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What is the first name of the female singer who had a #2 hit in 1976 with "Right Back Where We Started From"?

_ _ _ _ _ _ Nightingale

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Question 7:

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The group 10cc had a massive hit in the U.S. in the year 1975, but it only managed to peak at #2. What is the name of this 10cc hit?
I'm Not in Love
I'm Mandy, Come Fly Me
The Things We Do For Love
Art for Art's Sake

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Question 8:

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The song "Dream Weaver" is an absolute classic song, nevertheless, it only reached #2 on the U.S. charts. What singer provided us with this hit song from 1976?
David Bellamy
Gary Wright
Winky Wright
Jim Stafford

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This R&B singer had a million selling single in 1976 with the song "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)
Luther Ingram
Lou Rawls
Teddy Pendergrass
Luther Vandross

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Question 10:

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Randy Newman had a huge hit on the Billboard charts in 1978, but it never went any higher than #2. What is the name of this classic Randy Newman song?
Little Criminals
Short People
Every Man a King

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