Well, now I KNOW we're living in the last days:  1950's heart-throb crooner Tony Bennetts new album has debuted in the #1 position as this week's top-selling CD. 

There was a time when an easy-listening artist wouldn't even APPEAR on the CD sales chart. Here's proof from allaccess.com:

Debut #1 TONY BENNETT "Duets II" (SBME/Columbia)
Debut #4 THE JAYHAWKS "Mockingbird Time" (UMGD/Rounder)
Debut #5 SUPERHEAVY "Superheavy" (UMGD/Universal)
Debut #6 TORI AMOS "Night Of Hunters" (UMGD/Deutsche Grammophon)
Debut #8 PEARL JAM "Pearl Jam Twenty" (SBME/Columbia)

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