PSY's "Gangnam Style" joins the ranks of the hottest No. 2 hits ever. See the full list.
This fall, PSY's "Gangnam Style" quickly became one of the most watched No. 2 Hot 100 hits ever as fans wondered if it make it to the top. As the Korean sensation's horse-dancey smash drops to No. 5 after a seven week residency in the second slot, we're paying tribute to it with this chart of the top 40 tunes that peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100. From Lady Gaga and Destiny's Child to Shania Twain and Green Day -- and even Elvis Presley -- sometimes it doesn't take a charttopper to make a huge hit.
|10 Weeks At No. 2|
| "Work It"
Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott
Peak Date: Nov. 16, 2002
Missy's early millennium hip-hop jam, complete with bawdy rhymes, a Run-D.M.C. break, and a hook literally sung backwards, took over airwaves in 2002 and sat in the runner-up spot on the chart for an entire season.
| "Waiting For A Girl Like You"
Peak Date: Nov. 28, 1981