After the All Time Top 100 No. 1 Hits we now have the Top List Of Not Quite Hits. The Beatles' final single Let It Be has been named the greatest chart-topper that never was. The song, held off the prime spot by Lee Marvin's Wand'rin' Star, has topped a poll of the best songs which were denied the number one spot.
Elvis Presley's Suspicious Minds was the next greatest number two track, according to a study by the Music Choice TV channel. The song was pipped to number one by Rolf Harris's sentimental tune Two Little Boys. Many of the number twos chosen in the poll are arguably better known and better loved than the songs which deprived them of the glory spot.
Here is the full "top 5" list of the nation's favourite number twos (tracks that held them off and year in brackets).:
1. The Beatles - Let it Be (Lee Marvin - Wand'rin' Star, 1970);
2. Elvis Presley - Suspicious Minds (Rolf Harris - Two Little Boys, 1969);
3. Oasis - Wonderwall (Robson & Jerome - Up On The Roof, 1995);
4. Elton John - Rocket Man (T-Rex - Metal Guru, 1977).
5. Rolling Stones - Brown Sugar (Dawn - Knock Three Times, 1971).