Biggest No. 2 Hits Ever: The Top 40 Hot 100 Tunes To Not Hit No. 1
Biggest No. 2 Hits Ever: The Top 40 Hot 100 Tunes To Not Hit No. 1

PSY's "Gangnam Style" joins the ranks of the hottest No. 2 hits ever. See the full list.

6 Weeks At No. 2

Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

Peak Date: May 26, 2012

Maroon 5's current reign at No. 1 with "One More Night" may have kept PSY from the top in recent weeks, but Adam Levine and the boys also had their own taste of "so close, but not quite" this year as M5's collab with Wiz Khalifa rang up a month and a half at No. 2.

"With You"

Chris Brown

Peak Date: Feb. 16, 2008

"Party Like A Rock Star"

Shop Boyz

Peak Date: June 9, 2007

"Shake It Off"

Mariah Carey

Peak Date: Sept. 10, 2005

"All I Wanna Do"

Sheryl Crow

Peak Date: Oct. 8, 1994

Sheryl Crow's easygoing rocker about partying "until the sun comes up over Santa Monica Blvd" didn't quite hit the chart's jackpot but almost two decades later, the song stands as perhaps her most famous.

"Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough"

Patty Smyth

Peak Date: Sept. 26, 1992

"Baby - Baby - Baby"


Peak Date: Aug. 15, 1992

"Open Arms"


Peak Date: Feb. 27, 1982

"Baker Street"

Gerry Rafferty

Peak Date: June 24, 1978

"Louie Louie"

The Kingsman

Peak Date: Dec. 14, 1963

5 Weeks At No. 2
"Dead And Gone"

T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake

Peak Date: Feb. 28, 2009

"Smack That"

Akon feat. Eminem

Peak Date: Nov. 4, 2006

"Hate It Or Love It"

The Game feat. 50 Cent

Peak Date: April 16, 2005

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams"

Green Day

Peak Date: March 5, 2005

More than a decade into its career at this point, Green Day's nihilistic-but-emotional hit, from the very nihilistic-yet-emotional "American Idiot" concept album, rocked hearts and minds all the way to No. 2 for over a month.

"One Call Away"

Chingy feat. J. Weav

Peak Date: March 13, 2004

"Right Thurr"


Peak Date: Aug. 9, 2003


R. Kelly

Peak Date: March 29, 2003

"Without Me"


Peak Date: June 29, 2002


Faith Hill

Peak Date: April 22, 2000

"It's All Coming Back To Me Now"

Celine Dion

Peak Date: Oct. 26, 1996

"Electric Avenue"

Eddy Grant

Peak Date: July 2, 1983



Peak Date: July 3, 1982

"More Than I Can Say"

Leo Sayer

Peak Date: Dec. 6, 1980

"Return To Sender"

Elvis Presley w/ The Jordanaires

Peak Date: Nov. 17, 1962