A look at the singles chart from the '50's to the '80's...actually, quite revealing...

Zola Taylor of The Platters, March 1957. (Photo: A.W. Cox/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

2/18/1956 (63 years ago today) - It's an all-time classic for sure: "The Great Pretender" by The Platters starts two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard singles chart; one of three Platters classics used on the "American Graffiti" soundtrack (the others being "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" and "Only You", later famously covered by Ringo Starr).

2/18/1967 (52 years ago today) - It was the first of three Top 10 hits in '67 for this band out of Chicago: The Buckinghams' "Kind Of A Drag" {eh...} tops the singles chart for two consecutive weeks. It gets knocked out of the No. 1 spot by The Rolling Stones' "Ruby Tuesday".

2/18/1987 (32 years ago today) - That's right, this one is now over 30 years old!!!: Bon Jovi are at No. 1 with the single "Livin' On A Prayer" -- it's the second featured track off of the "Slippery When Wet" album, which ends up selling over 12 million copies; in 2013, the song is certified Triple Platinum for achieving more than 3 million digital downloads!

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