Three No. 1 songs offer proof positive that old-school chart-toppers were, indeed, more musically convincing than today's streamin' mee-mee's...

Linda Ronstadt in London, Jan. 1971. (Photo: P. Floyd/Daily Express/Getty Images)

2/15/1964 (53 years ago today) - It's their very first U.S. No. 1 album: "Meet The Beatles!" starts an eleven week reign at the top. It gets replaced at the No. 1 spot by..."The Beatles' Second Album". Of course. And here we go...

2/15/1969 (48 years ago today) - Like all the best ones, it means more today than ever before...: Sly & The Family Stone kick off a month long stay at No. 1 (their first chart-topper, too!) with the classic "Everyday People". Simply one of the best singles ever recorded by anybody anywhere. Really, so supremely catchy and poignant at the same time (hard trick to pull off), in 2 minutes and 24 seconds the band makes you believe mankind might not be so bad after all if we could just...

2/15/1975 (42 years ago today) - She occupied the top spot on both the singles and LP charts: Linda Ronstadt hits No. 1 with a song that Dee Dee Warwick first recorded in 1963 -- "You're No Good" was written by Clint Ballard, Jr., who also penned hits for Connie Francis and The Hollies, but it's Linda's searing, smoky version that remains the standard (fact: not even Van Halen could pull this one off). The album the song appears on, "Heart Like A Wheel", also sits at the No. 1 spot -- in case you forgot, Linda was the Queen! Oh , yes she was...

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