Three No. 1 songs that prove old-school chart-toppers were, absolutely, more musically convincing than most of today's streamin' mee-mee's...

Sly & The Family Stone, Sept. 1969. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)

2/15/1964 (54 years ago today) - It's their very first U.S. No. 1 album: "Meet The Beatles!" starts an eleven week(!) run at the top. It will get replaced at the No. 1 spot by...."The Beatles' Second Album". But of course. Off we go...

2/15/1969 (49 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 with their first chart-topper, the classic "Everyday People" -- Simply/easily one of the best singles ever recorded by anybody anywhere. A real work of art actually, so supremely catchy and poignant at the same time (hard trick to pull off); in an extremely efficient 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 (43 years ago today) - On this date, 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" (composed by Clint Ballard Jr., who also wrote "I'm Alive" by The Hollies and the early-Brit-Invasion No. 1 smash "Game Of Love" by Wayne Fontana & The Mindbenders) -- But it's Linda's searing, smoking version of "You're No Good" that reigns supreme (fact: not even Van Halen was able to pull this one off), and the album it appears on, "Heart Like A Wheel", also sits at No. 1 -- Probably her best, most consistent LP, boasting beautiful versions of Buddy Holly's "It Doesn't Matter Anymore", James Taylor's "You Can Close Your Eyes", The Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved" and Little Feat's "Willin'": like we said, a fantastic and solid from start-to-finish album -- For those of you who weren't around, there was a time when Linda Ronstadt was the Queen, oh, yes she was, yes she was...

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