-Reached number 2. Was block by 50 cent "Candy Shop" Source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Since_U_Been_Gone
-Peaked at number 2. Was blocked by "Empire State of Mind" Alicia Keys& Jay-z, and "Tik Tok" Kesha.
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-Peaked at number 2 for 7 weeks. Was blocked by Elton John" Candle in the Wind 1997"
-Peaked at number 2 for 5 weeks. Was blocked by Elton Johns"Candle in the wind 97".
-Trisha Yearwood's version that appeared in "Con Air" and was the version that was nominated for the Oscar, where she performed, was moving up the charts also and peaked at number 25 when the record company ordered no more physical copies of her version to be made, in fear of the two songs cannibalizing each other. Yearwood came in at number 2 on the country charts where radio airplay is the main way to chart.
-The original peaked at number 2. It was blocked by Elton John "Candle in the wind 97"
-Peaked at number 2. Was blocked by B2K's "Bump,Bump.Bump" *Thanks to the Ontd commenters for this one, it was not on any list I read.
-Peaked at number 2. Was blocked by Nelly "Hot in Herre"
-Peaked at number 2. Blocked by Beyonce ' "Irreplaceable"
-Peaked at number 2. was blocked by Vanessa Williams "Save the best for last"
-Peaked at number 2. Was blocked by MAGIC! "Rude"
-Peaked at number 2 for 7 weeks. Blocked by Janet Jackson's"That's the way love goes", Ub40 "Can't help falling in love" and Mariah Carey "Dreamlover".
-Peaked at number 2. Blocked by J. Geils band "Centerfold" and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts "I Love rock and roll"
-Peaked at number 2. Was Blocked by Chic"Le Freak" and Rod Stewart "Do you think I'm sexy"
-Peaked at number 2 in 1992. BR Peaked at number 9 when it was released in 1975.
Songs that never entered the charts because they were never officially released on vinyl, cassette, or c.d. when they came out, which was a rule to be eligible the years they were released
-Released in 1994. Rules changed and with youtube,streaming being allowed for chart positioning , this song became number one the first week of January 2020 26 years after it debuted. Brava Lambs, Brava.
Songs that never cracked the top 40
-Peaked at number 51
-Martha Wash 's voice has many top ten hits, including C+C Music Factory's "Gonna make you sweat" which went to number one on Billboard and 2 top tens from the group Black box. both groups had models lip sync to Wash's vocals.After a long legal battle Wash was given credit.
Songs people assume were number one, but weren't <
-Peaked at number 29
-Peaked at number 9.