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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.
Little Drummer Boy
Playground in My Mind
If Not Now When
Outta Space

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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.
Sugar Daddy
Enjoy Yourself
The Love You Save
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"?
Nights in White Satin
Tuesday Afternoon
Go Now
Sunday Afternoon

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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 O'Jays
The Ohio Players
Gladys Knight & the Pips
The Four Tops

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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
Art for Art's Sake
The Things We Do For 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?
Gary Wright
Jim Stafford
David Bellamy
Winky 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)
Teddy Pendergrass
Luther Ingram
Lou Rawls
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
Every Man a King
Short People

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