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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.
If Not Now When
Playground in My Mind
Outta Space
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
Art Garfunkel
Al Stewart
Paul Simon

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

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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"?
Tuesday Afternoon
Nights in White Satin
Sunday Afternoon
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)"?
Gladys Knight & the Pips
The O'Jays
The Four Tops
The Ohio Players

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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?
Art for Art's Sake
The Things We Do For Love
I'm Mandy, Come Fly Me
I'm Not in Love

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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
Winky Wright
Jim Stafford
Gary Wright

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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 Vandross
Teddy Pendergrass
Luther Ingram
Lou Rawls

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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?
Short People
Every Man a King
Little Criminals

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