How do I count this song? It seems to have too many beats per measure? I can count 1&2&3&4& and it seems to fit. But this is 2/2 time. When I try 1&2& I end up with left over notes...???
2/2 time is pretty well the same as 4/4 time, as far as counting is concerned. Just count 1&2&3&4&, using quavers for each of those 8 counts. It must work. I hope you're not getting the stems up and stems down mixed up. They all have their own counts, but where there is one of each, on top of each other, that's only a number or its appropriate &.
When counting any music, there are several ways it can be done. With shorter notes, in 4/4 for instance, count 1e&a2e&a3e&a4e&a. This still gives the four main beats, but allows each to be split ito four separate bits. It's important to keep the numbers, as that keeps you aware of where you are in the bar.
So, if you were to insist on counting one, two, in that cut 4 bar, you could count 1e&a2e&a. That keeps your one, two, but helps by splitting the whole bar into eight, as in my first paragraph.
2/2 time means that there are 2 beats per measure and that the half note gets the beat. Counting 1-2-3-4 won't work since there are only 2 beats in the measure. In 2/2 time "1" is the first half note, "2" is the 2nd half note. Quarter notes would be counted "1 + 2 +" and 8th notes would be counted "1e+a 2e+a" or rather like 16th notes in 4/4.