Long-Running Billboard Number Two Singles

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Can you name the singles that spent 4 or more weeks at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 without ever hitting the top spot?

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ArtistSongHeld off #1 by...
The Brothers Four
[4 wk, 1960]
'Theme from 'A Summer Place'' by Percy Faith; 'Stuck on You' by Elvis Presley
Floyd Cramer
[4 wk, 1960]
'Are You Lonesome To-Night?' by Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley
[5 wk, 1962]
'Big Girls Don't Cry' by The Four Seasons
Andy Williams
[4 wk, 1963]
'He's So Fine' by The Chiffons; 'I Will Follow Him' by Little Peggy March
The Kingsmen
[6 wk, 1963/4]
'Dominique' by The Singing Nun; 'There! I've Said It Again' by Bobby Vinton
The Beatles
[4 wk, 1964]
'Can't Buy Me Love' by The Beatles
The Royal Guardsmen
[4 wk, 1966/7]
'I'm a Believer' by The Monkees
Dionne Warwick
[4 wk, 1968]
'Love Is Blue' by Paul Mauriat; '(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay' by Otis Redding
The Carpenters
[4 wk, 1970]
'I'll Be There' by The Jackson 5; 'I Think I Love You' by The Partridge Family
Eric Weissberg and Steve Mandell
[4 wk, 1973]
'Killing Me Softly with His Song' by Roberta Flack
John Denver
[4 wk, 1975]
'Bad Blood' by Neil Sedaka; 'Island Girl' by Elton John
Gerry Rafferty
[6 wk, 1978]
'Shadow Dancing' by Andy Gibb
Leo Sayer
[5 wk, 1980/1]
'Lady' by Kenny Rogers; '(Just Like) Starting Over' by John Lennon
Foreigner
[10 wk, 1981/2]
'Physical' by Olivia Newton-John; 'I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)' by Hall & Oates
Journey
[6 wk, 1982]
'Centerfold' by J. Geils Band; 'I Love Rock 'N' Roll' by Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
Rick Springfield
[4 wk, 1982]
'Ebony and Ivory' by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder
Toto
[5 wk, 1982]
'Don't You Want Me' by The Human League; 'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor
John Cougar
[4 wk, 1982]
'Eye of the Tiger' by Survivor
Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band
[4 wk, 1983]
'Baby, Come to Me' by Patti Austin and James Ingram; 'Billie Jean' by Michael Jackson
Eddy Grant
[5 wk, 1983]
'Flashdance... What a Feeling' by Irene Cara; 'Every Breath You Take' by The Police
Hall & Oates
[4 wk, 1983/4]
'Say Say Say' by Paul McCartney and Michael Jackson
Bruce Springsteen
[4 wk, 1984]
'The Reflex' by Duran Duran; 'When Doves Cry' by Prince
Duran Duran
[4 wk, 1984/5]
'Out of Touch' by Hall & Oates; 'Like a Virgin' by Madonna
Jody Watley
[4 wk, 1987]
'(I Just) Died in Your Arms' by Cutting Crew; 'With or Without You' by U2
ArtistSongHeld off #1 by...
Color Me Badd
[4 wk, 1991]
'More Than Words' by Extreme; 'Rush Rush' by Paula Abdul
Boyz II Men
[4 wk, 1991/2]
'Black or White' by Michael Jackson
Eric Clapton
[4 wk, 1992]
'Save the Best for Last' by Vanessa Williams
TLC
[6 wk, 1992]
'End of the Road' by Boyz II Men
Patty Smyth and Don Henley
[6 wk, 1992]
'End of the Road' by Boyz II Men
Shai
[8 wk, 1992/3]
'How Do You Talk to an Angel' by The Heights; 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston
Tag Team
[7 wk, 1993]
'Can't Help Falling in Love' by UB40; 'Dreamlover' by Mariah Carey
Madonna
[4 wk, 1994]
'I Swear' by All-4-One
Sheryl Crow
[6 wk, 1994]
'I'll Make Love to You' by Boyz II Men
Soul for Real
[4 wk, 1995]
'Take a Bow' by Madonna
Donna Lewis
[9 wk, 1996]
'Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]' by Los Del Rio
Celine Dion
[5 wk, 1996]
'Macarena [Bayside Boys Mix]' by Los Del Rio; 'No Diggity' by BLACKstreet feat. Dr. Dre
R. Kelly
[4 wk, 1996/7]
'Un-Break My Heart' by Toni Braxton
En Vogue
[4 wk, 1997]
'Un-Break My Heart' by Toni Braxton
Meredith Brooks
[4 wk, 1997]
'I'll Be Missing You' by Puff Daddy feat. Faith Evans and 112
Usher
[7 wk, 1997]
'Something About the Way You Look Tonight'/'Candle in the Wind 1997' by Elton John
LeAnn Rimes
[4 wk, 1997/8]
'Something About the Way You Look Tonight'/'Candle in the Wind 1997' by Elton John; 'Truly Madly Deeply' by Savage Garden
Shania Twain
[9 wk, 1998]
'Too Close' by Next; 'The Boy Is Mine' by Brandy and Monica
Deborah Cox
[8 wk, 1998/9]
'I'm Your Angel' by R. Kelly and Celine Dion; 'Have You Ever?' by Brandy
Brian McKnight
[8 wk, 1999/2000]
'Smooth' by Santana feat. Rob Thomas
Faith Hill
[5 wk, 2000]
'Maria Maria' by Santana feat. The Product G&B; 'Try Again' by Aaliyah
Destiny's Child
[7 wk, 2001]
'All for You' by Janet Jackson
Lifehouse
[4 wk, 2001]
'Lady Marmalade' by Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya, and Pink; 'U Remind Me' by Usher
Fat Joe feat. Ashanti
[7 wk, 2002]
'Ain't It Funny' by Jennifer Lopez feat. Ja Rule; 'Foolish' by Ashanti
ArtistSongHeld off #1 by...
P. Diddy feat. Usher and Loon
[4 wk, 2002]
'Foolish' by Ashanti
Eminem
[5 wk, 2002]
'Hot in Herre' by Nelly
Eve feat. Alicia Keys
[4 wk, 2002]
'Dilemma' by Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland
Missy Elliott
[10 wk, 2002/3]
'Lose Yourself' by Eminem
R. Kelly
[5 wk, 2003]
'In da Club' by 50 Cent
Chingy
[5 wk, 2003]
'Crazy in Love' by Beyonce feat. Jay-Z; 'Shake Ya Tailfeather' by Nelly, P. Diddy and Murphy Lee
Chingy feat. J. Weav
[5 wk, 2004]
'Yeah!' by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris
Mario Winans feat. Enya and P. Diddy
[8 wk, 2004]
'Yeah!' by Usher feat. Lil Jon and Ludacris; 'Burn' by Usher
Ciara feat. Missy Elliott
[7 wk, 2005]
'Let Me Love You' by Mario
Green Day
[5 wk, 2005]
'Candy Shop' by 50 Cent feat. Olivia
The Game feat. 50 Cent
[5 wk, 2005]
'Candy Shop' by 50 Cent feat. Olivia; 'Hollaback Girl' by Gwen Stefani
Mariah Carey
[6 wk, 2005]
'We Belong Together' by Mariah Carey; 'Gold Digger' by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx
Gnarls Barkley
[7 wk, 2006]
'Promiscuous' by Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland; 'London Bridge' by Fergie
Akon feat. Eminem
[5 wk, 2006]
'Money Maker' by Ludacris feat. Pharrell; 'My Love' by Justin Timberlake feat. T.I.; 'I Wanna Love You' by Akon feat. Snoop Dogg
Shop Boyz
[6 wk, 2007]
'Umbrella' by Rihanna
Timbaland feat. OneRepublic
[4 wk, 2007]
'Kiss Kiss' by Chris Brown feat. T-Pain; 'No One' by Alicia Keys
Chris Brown
[6 wk, 2008]
'Low' by Flo Rida feat. T-Pain; 'Love in This Club' by Usher feat. Young Jeezy
T.I. feat. Justin Timberlake
[5 wk, 2009]
'Right Round' by Flo Rida
Drake
[4 wk, 2009]
'I Gotta Feeling' by The Black Eyed Peas
Lady Gaga
[7 wk, 2009/10]
'Empire State of Mind' by Jay-Z feat. Alicia Keys; 'TiK ToK' by Ke$ha
Cee Lo Green
[4 wk, 2011]
'Born This Way' by Lady Gaga
Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa
[6 wk, 2012]
'Somebody That I Used to Know' by Gotye feat. Kimbra; 'Call Me Maybe' by Carly Rae Jepsen
PSY
[7 wk, 2012]
'One More Night' by Maroon 5
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
[5 wk, 2013]
'Blurred Lines' by Robin Thicke feat. T.I. and Pharrell

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