“I can’t believe ‘Purple Rain’ was NOT a number one hit song.”
“You mean “Born To Be Wild” by Steppenwolf was only number two on the charts?”
These were just a couple of the many listener comments and reactions to yesterday’s edition of WXPN’s Throwback Thursday, songs that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.
There was one comment that pretty much summed it all up:
My brain all day:
1. How didn’t this go to #1?
2. How did that make it to #1?
3. How did this make it to #2?
— Jimmy Donato (@runawayjim08852) June 8, 2017
All good questions to ask. From Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?” and “Ramblin’ Man” by The Allman Brothers to “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen, and “Louie Louie” by The Kingsmen, here’s 146 songs that peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts, as played by the DJs at WXPN on Thursday, June 8th. Turn it up.
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