/ Best debut single ever

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roperat - on 04 Mar 2013
As above really, the record that sets out what the artist/band is all about.

How about:


Arctic Monkeys: I bet that you look good on the dance floor.
tony on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
The Clash - White Riot
Enty - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

White Riot or Hey Joe.

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Enty - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Enty:

I forgot - Anarchy in the UK.

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Turdus torquatus on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Teenage Kicks.

Or "One Time" by Justin Bieber.
Fat Bumbly2 - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Turdus torquatus: Shot by Both Sides - Magazine
tony on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Dusty Springfield - I only want to be with you
Blue Straggler - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Roadrunner - Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers
andy - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: Ca plein pour moi - Plastic Bertrand
Steve John B - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
tony on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop

Debut singles can be fantastic!
Blue Straggler - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to tony:
> (In reply to roperat)
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> Dusty Springfield - I only want to be with you
That was on my shortlist :-)

And though I don't think it's that great, perhaps Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush (as an example of what the OP says - setting out what the artist is all about)
Fredt on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Roxy Music - Virginia Plain
TheDrunkenBakers - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Oops, I did it again - Britney Spears.
Blue Straggler - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Decent list here, worth a look.
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/music_specials/s1402018.htm

I'll throw in A Whiter Shade of Pale and Break on Through To The Other Side.

drmarten on 04 Mar 2013
Hand In Glove - The Smiths





Chris the Tall - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:
Joy division - transmission
Rem - radio free Europe
Omd - electricity
House of love - shine on
Half man half biscuit - trumpton riots
tim000 - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: led zep , dazed and confused.
oscaig - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to Chris the Tall:
Like it Chris :-)

Ian
Jon Stewart - on 04 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

From the massively underrated Housemartins:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xxt8gRVLnw
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MonkeyPuzzle - on 04 Mar 2013
stroppygob - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: "Paranoid" Black Sabbath.
Glyno - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
Jonny2vests - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to tony:
> (In reply to roperat)
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> Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
> The Clash - White Riot

Or how about New Rose by the Damned?
sbc_10 - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Mouldy Old Dough by Lieutenant Pigeon ( a no.1 no less)
winhill - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Johnny Reggae - The piglets.

Touched many a teenage boy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dVseBq-MSA
Bulls Crack - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to stroppygob:
> (In reply to roperat) "Paranoid" Black Sabbath.

good but wasn't their debut which was Evil Woman
TMM - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Pet Shop Boys: West End Girls
Dire Straits: Sultans of Swing
The Waterboys: A Girl Called Johnny
Fredt on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel.

Though not his debut in the USA, I believe it was his first single in the UK.
Steve John B - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Fredt:
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> Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel.
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> Though not his debut in the USA, I believe it was his first single in the UK.

Think his first US one was That's Alright Mama / Blue Moon of Kentucky. Which is EVEN BETTER than Heartbreak Hotel!

Couple of 60's classics:

Del Shannon - Runaway
The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
ice.solo - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to tim000:

i beg to differ that it was in fact good times bad times/dazed and confused, but agree totally - best first single ever.
kingjam - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

21 seconds to go
stroppygob - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to Bulls Crack:
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> good but wasn't their debut which was Evil Woman

My bad, mea culpa.

Axel Smeets - on 05 Mar 2013
In reply to TheDrunkenBakers:
> (In reply to roperat)
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> Oops, I did it again - Britney Spears.

I'm ashamed to know this, but this wasn't her debut. Hit Me Baby One More Time was Britney's debut.



Dominion - on 05 Mar 2013
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Hong Kong Garden - Siouxsie and the Banshees

Postmanpat on 05 Mar 2013
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"Same old feeling" Picketty Witch

benallan on 05 Mar 2013
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Supersonic
Fredt on 07 Mar 2013
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Something In the Air - Thunderclap Newman

Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum

Telstar - Tornadoes

Glad All Over - Dave Clark Five

Pursued by a bear - on 07 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: Though the rest of his solo output is loathsome, Phil Collins' debut solo single, In The Air Tonight, remains a very good track.

T.
bullybones - on 08 Mar 2013
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Arnold Layne - Pink Floyd
Changes - Sugar
Bingo Master's Break Out! - The Fall
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Jon Jones - on 08 Mar 2013
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MMMM mmmm mmmm mmmm - Crash Test Dummies
ripper - on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: for reasons on nostalgia, but I still love it:

In the City - The Jam
Al Evans on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to ripper: Keep on Running, Spencer Davies Group.
Fredt on 08 Mar 2013
In reply to Al Evans:
> (In reply to ripper) Keep on Running, Spencer Davies Group.

That was not their debut, which was "Dimples"

subalpine - on 08 Mar 2013
Blue Straggler - on 18 Mar 2013
In reply to Jon Jones:
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> MMMM mmmm mmmm mmmm - Crash Test Dummies
Not a debut

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crash_Test_Dummies_discography#Singles
Daithi O Murchu - on 19 Mar 2013
Minneconjou Sioux - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Relax - FGTH
stewart murray - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: Teenage Kicks for me. With honourable mentions going to I Fought The Law (Bobby Fuller 4) and Only You (Yazoo).
pauldr - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:

Oasis.. Supersonic
I like climbing - on 19 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat:
Hatfield & The North - Fitter Stoke Has A Bath.
The eagle eyed among you will realise that this was in fact the b side to Share It.
andrew breckill - on 26 Mar 2013
In reply to roperat: anarchy in the UK gets my vote, showing my age though I guess.

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