The Nation's Favourite No 2 Single
Tony Blackburn counts down an Official Top 40 of the nation's favourite singles which never quite made it to the top of the Official Singles Chart. As a climax to the programme, and to mark the 60th anniversary of the Official Singles Chart, the nation's favourite Number 2 single will be bestowed with an honorary Number 1 by the Official Charts Company.
A panel consisting of industry experts including Radio 2 presenters Ken Bruce, Tony Blackburn and Janice Long; Official Charts Company managing director Martin Talbot and charts director Omar Maskatiya; Radio 1 presenter Annie Nightingale; BBC Radio 6 Music presenter Steve Lamacq; George Ergatoudis Head of Music, Radio 1 & 1Xtra; and a number of other key industry figures whittled a list of 941 number two tracks down to 107 tracks. The list is made up of every number two record since 1952.
This promises to be a great show and will give Radio 2 listeners the chance to hear some of their all-time favourite tracks and a celebration of some of the greatest songs from the past 60 years.