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Oldies/No. 2's That Never Made No. 1


Can't believe that Gary Puckett and The Union Gap's two Number 2's in 1968 were excluded: Young Girl and Lady Willpower?? Please comment.

Hi Rich

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While the statistic you're quoting is accurate in Billboard magazine, we said on the show that if a song hit #1 on any of the three major charts, it was not eligible for the list. It's not a Billboard show but, rather, a national overview.

Both Young Girl and Lady Willpower spent a few weeks each at #1 in both Cashbox and Record World. Therefore, we did not include them in the list.

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