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Great Songs 2 That Were Never No 1

Songs that justified the No 1 spot but never made it - UK Chart 12 Questions.

 
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1

Despite releasing this track 3 times, Lynyrd Skynyrd peaked at No 21 with which terrific tune?

  • "Song Bird"
  • "Big Bird"
  • "Free Bird"
  • "Home Bird"

2

In 1968 Dusty Springfield just scraped into the top ten with which classic song?

  • "Son Of A Teacher Man"
  • "Son Of A Preacher Man"
  • "Son Of A Screecher Man"
  • "Son of a Weather Man"

3

"Because The Night" made it to No 5 in 1978 for which class act?

  • Betty Smith Group
  • Patti Smith Group
  • Sammy Smith Group
  • Tammy Smith Group

4

In 1968 Fleetwood Mac only reached No 31 with which superb song?

  • "Go Your Own Way"
  • "Little Lies"
  • "Big Love"
  • "Need Your Love So Bad"

5

Scottish group Deacon Blue released this track twice but peaked at No 20 in 1994 with the re-release of which song?

  • "Dignity"
  • "Decorum"
  • "Digress"
  • "Distinguished"

6

Complete this song title by Rainbow from 1979 "Since You've Been_____"?

  • "Away"
  • "Gone"
  • "Absent"
  • "Out"

7

"Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" only reached No 10 in 1984 for which group?

  • The Smiths
  • The Jones
  • The Jacksons
  • The Greens

8

"Pretty Little Thing Let Me Light Your Candle" are lyrics from which Otis Redding hit that peaked at No 15 in 1968?

  • "Satisfaction"
  • "Shake"
  • "Happy Song"
  • "Hard To Handle"

9

This classic Bruce Springsteen track unbelievably only reached No 16 in the UK chart in 1987, can you name it?

  • "Born To Die"
  • "Born To Rock"
  • "Born To Love"
  • "Born To Run"

10

In 1984 Billy Joel reached No 8 and declared himself to be what?

  • "An Innocent Man"
  • "A Troubled Man"
  • "An Intelligent Man"
  • "A Sensitive Man"

11

Match these rock songs with their performers?

Drag items from right column to match with left column

Left

  • "Don't Stop Me Now"
  • "Born To Be Wild"
  • "Sweet Child O' Mine"
  • "Smoke On The Water"

Right

  • Deep Purple
  • Queen
  • Guns 'n' Roses
  • Steppenwolf

12

Rod Stewart just missed out on the top spot in 1976 with which track?

  • "The Killing Of Tommy"
  • "The Killing Of Jimmy"
  • "The Killing Of Billy"
  • "The Killing of Georgie"

 

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