Quiz: We're No. 2!: The Second-best Musicians Quiz
We're No. 2!: The Second-best Musicians Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

Second's not so bad, right? After all, as Buzz Aldrin said on "The Simpsons," second comes right after first. How much do you know about the musicians who didn't quite make it to No. 1 on U.S. charts? Take this quiz to test your knowledge.

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Which band/artist, inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, never had a No. 1 hit?
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Which reggae artist sang of "one love, one heart" but never had a No. 1 hit?
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Which American disco group hit No. 1 in the U.K. but not in the U.S.?
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Don't stop believin' that this group will one day top the chart.
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Which influential band only charted three singles and never went to the top of the charts?
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This Queen of Soul charted two albums at No. 2 in the '60s but never had an album get to No. 1.
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They drank champagne and danced all night, but they never got to celebrate a No. 1 single.
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Which song eventually gave The Clash their only No. 1 single a decade after it was released?
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Surprisingly, Bruce Springsteen has never had a No. 1 single. Which hit came close?
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Which band helped define its generation in the '60s but only hit No. 9 on the charts?
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What was the only single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience to chart?
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True or false: Without "Stairway to Heaven" Led Zeppelin wouldn't have had a No. 1 single.
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In 1990 Deee-Lite's "Groove Is in the Heart" tied with Steve Miller Band's "The Joker." Which song didn't make the top spot?
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Folk artist Joni Mitchell only charted in the Top 10 once with which song?
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Which single got closest to No. 1 for the band Arcade Fire?
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When did Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" chart, in 1984 when it was first released or in 2007's rerelease?
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True or false: Although Vampire Weekend reached No. 1 with albums, they have never charted a single.
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How long did Foreigner's "Waiting for a Girl Like You" stay at No. 2 without ever topping the chart?
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Which song kept "Vienna" by Ultravox from the No. 1 spot in 1981?
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True or false: Bob Dylan may have been the "Voice of a Generation," but he never had a No. 1 single.
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Which N.W.A. song hit No. 2 on 1989's rap chart?
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This jam band doesn't have any hits — the song "Free" only peaked at No. 11 in 1996.
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Which group is known as the "gods of metal," although you wouldn't know it from their chartings?
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This band and its singer share the same name, and neither has cracked the top of the charts.
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Which hip-hop group has never hit No. 1, peaking with the single "C.R.E.A.M." in 1994?
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True or false: American jazz legend Miles Davis hit No. 2 with "The Doo-Bop Song" in 1992.
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Which MTV-favorite was the closest to a No. 1 single the Beastie Boys would ever have?
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Who peaked at No. 2 until he released two songs with Rihanna, both of which hit No. 1?
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What was the second biggest song of 2015?
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True or false: Vanilla Ice's "Ice Ice Baby" was a No. 1 hit in 1990, the same year he dated Madonna.
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