Best Songs that Peaked at #2 on Billboard

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These poor songs narrowly missed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 by one position.

The Top Ten

1 Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
2 Lights - Ellie Goulding
3 Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

Probably a good thing this didn't make it to #1, because it's a disaster. The uncomfortable sub-bass, the lawnmower backing synth, the icy, clicky central synth, the blaring percussion, Gaga's atrocious lower range, it's just a mess. 1/5 - WonkeyDude98

I don't like Lady Gaga she is bad like her songs and they make me want to Gaga with out the a at the end

4 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
5 Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
6 Purple Rain - Prince
7 Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John

Wow this song only peaked and #2 I'm surprised but then again he had so many hits it's hard to be mad - Curti2594

8 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
9 The Sweet Escape - Gwen Stefani
10 Need You Now - Lady Antebellum

The Contenders

11 Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
12 Take Me to Church - Hozier
13 99 Red Balloons - Nena
14 Material Girl - Madonna
15 Twist and Shout - The Beatles
16 Live and Let Die - Wings
17 Kodachrome - Paul Simon
18 Problem - Ariana Grande
19 Ymca - Village People
20 Pon de Replay - Rihanna
21 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
22 Beautiful - Christina Aguilera
23 Complicated - Avril Lavigne
24 Take Me Home Country Roads - John Denver
25 Waiting for a Girl Like You - Foreigner
26 Work It - Missy Elliott
27 Drunk in Love - Beyoncé
28 Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys
29 Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
30 Sugar - Maroon 5
31 Get Lucky - Daft Punk

It hurts that with Starboy, Daft Punk are going to get blocked from #1 again from some hackery. - WonkeyDude98

32 Rainy Day Women #12 & 35 - Bob Dylan
33 Die Young - Ke$ha
34 Nuthin But A G Thang - Snoop Dogg
35 Fergalicious - Fergie
36 Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
37 Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
38 Let Me Blow Ya Mind - Eve
39 Smack That - Akon
40 Boulevard of Broken Dreams - Green Day
41 Dead and Gone - T.I. & Justin Timberlake
42 Counting Stars - Onerepublic
43 Hotline Bling - Drake
44 Dynamite - Taio Cruz
45 Party In the U.S.A - Miley Cyrus
46 Don't Cha - Pussycat Dolls
47 Do You Really Want to Hurt Me - Culture Club
48 Party All the Time - Eddie Murphy
49 We Got the Beat - The Go-Go's
50 This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race - Fall Out Boy
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Top Remixes

1. Lights - Ellie Goulding
2. Need You Now - Lady Antebellum
3. Take Me to Church - Hozier
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1. Purple Rain - Prince
2. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
3. Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
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1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
3. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton
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