Wardo's Favourite Debut Singles - TOP 5 revealed!

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Postby Wardo » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:05 pm

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[Sometimes the first attempt of a musical act is so good that it's hard to top it. But let's not enter the 'one-hit wonders' field. I'm here to present you debut singles which are still special to me even after many other songs.]

*Illustrates the topic Quentin Tarantino's film debut (Reservoir Dogs).

-- Coming soon --
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:10 pm

Interesting! Exciting! :D
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Postby JSparksFan » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:20 am

I'm here for this! I suspect "Gold Digger" and "Crazy In Love" will do well but I hope there's space on your list for "...Baby One More Time" as well.
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Postby LonelyDreamer » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:31 am

Interesting! :P
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Postby Falsetto » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:59 am

LonelyDreamer wrote:Interesting! :P
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Postby Benny » Fri Sep 20, 2013 7:59 am

Another countdown I will definitely follow :P
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Postby Hugo » Fri Sep 20, 2013 5:21 pm

Great :D
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Postby tdc2000 » Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:57 am

Very interesting countdown! Will follow this.

How are you going to define "debut"? Will an artist from a band or group going solo count?

And, what will you do with an artist like Alanis or Janet Jackson who flopped a ton before a more proper chart debut?
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Postby Spartan » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:22 pm

I'm here for this! 8-)
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Postby Wardo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:29 pm

Thanks for the comments guys! The first update (probably a 'missed' list, I'm not sure yet) will come tonight!

tdc2000 wrote:How are you going to define "debut"? Will an artist from a band or group going solo count?
The first single released by that act, not counting if the artist was part of a group. So David Gilmour and Pink Floyd could both chart, for example.

I know this term (debut) is controversial and misused (Akini mentioned Gold Digger and Crazy In Love, which are NOT debut singles by their artists :lol: ), but I hope I don't mess it up completely!
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Postby JSparksFan » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:39 pm

Wardo wrote:I know this term (debut) is controversial and misused (Akini mentioned Gold Digger and Crazy In Love, which are NOT debut singles by their artists :lol: ), but I hope I don't mess it up completely!
I always make that mistake with Kanye. :oops: As for Bey, well, "Crazy In Love" is the one that most people remember anyway. :lol:
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Postby Wardo » Sun Sep 22, 2013 9:44 pm

Sorry for picking your comment! :lol:

I might've been precipitated by promising an update tonight. Tomorrow I'll have more time! :wink:
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Postby Wardo » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:48 pm

*click the pics to listen to the songs*

50. Melanie C - Goin' Down
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Year: 1999
Album: Northern Star
Musically, Mel was always my favourite Spice, which means that when the group ended I was looking forward to her new material. This debut proved she really needed a complete change from the Sporty Spice sound, so she goes really rock 'n' roll (the 'I have become a super b!tch' illustrates it) but what could've turned into a messy Avril Lavigne sound actually became an interesting song. I really like when she sings 'I'm singing it loud and I don't care / I'm singing it proud everywhere'
49. The Jackson Five - I Want You Back
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Year: 1969
Album: Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5
Typical Jackson 5 track, but what a debut single! Lil' Michael was on fire - who imagined this person would conquer the world a decade later! I Want You Back has that Motown live instruments appeal that gives so much life to a song. I feel the turn of the 60's to 70's must have been pretty exciting musically.
48. Deee-Lite featuring Q-Tip - Groove Is In The Heart
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Year: 1990
Album: World Clique
Crazy, cheesy, unique, and a DEBUT single! What a way to begin the 90's lol It gives me an 'I don't give a damn' feeling, let's just shut up and dance! The random and psychedelic video is amazing.
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Postby Benny » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:15 pm

Great start! :P

50. Melanie C - Goin' Down
49. The Jackson Five - I Want You Back
48. Deee-Lite featuring Q-Tip - Groove Is In The Heart
Bruce Springsteen - Blinded By The Light
Fugees - Boof Baf

Melanie C is the only Spice Girl who has had an interesting solo career. "Goin' Down" is ok but doesn't come close to "I Turn To You" or "Never Be The Same Again".
"I Want You Back" is cute, "Groove Is In The Heart" a little bit annoying. :lol:
I had no idea that "Blinded By The Light" was Bruce Springsteen's debut single. :o I love the Manfred Mann's Earth Band remake and also the 2007 Michael Mind remix of that version.
Never heard that Bif Buf song before.
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Postby Dragon » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:00 pm

I will follow, of course.
I like your taste in music.
and I like the concept of this list.

I want you back. I thought that the song would be higher, to be honest, one of the strongest debuts.
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Postby biscuits » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:06 pm

'Goin' Down' was a huge flop and came across as too desperate to show she wasn't just a pop artist. Luckily, the follow-up singles were all solid.

'I Want You Back' is one of the best songs from The Jackson Five. I Want You Back >>>>>> ABC
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Postby CrazyCrazy » Mon Sep 23, 2013 5:49 pm

I love that Deee-Lite track. :D
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Postby adg » Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:29 pm

CrazyCrazy wrote:I love that Deee-Lite track. :D
Me too, a definate retro classic :D
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Postby Kai » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:12 pm

I didn't know that Mel C song :o
Mel C is amazing. And the older she gets, the hotter she is, like WTF?!
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Postby toni_pest » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:20 pm

Yess, Wardo, definitely following this!

So far, J5's one is solid and I love that Deee-Lite track, soo funky, and can't resist singing when it comes on the radio.
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Postby tdc2000 » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:22 pm

Though Mel C is probably the most talented of the Spice Girls, her solo work, like the rest of the group, has been mostly underwhelming.

The J5 track is excellent.

Deee-Lite is pretty much a one hit wonder stateside. Debut strong and then vanish for them here.
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Postby Kai » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:01 pm

tdc2000 wrote:Though Mel C is probably the most talented of the Spice Girls, her solo work, like the rest of the group, has been mostly underwhelming.
She isn't what JT is of N'Sync, but she managed to have a decent career, at least in Germany.
I know that First Day Of My Life had starting help by being the title song of a famous telenovela, but in the end it became such a successful song. A shame it didn't manage to do that in the UK.
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Postby Wardo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:43 pm

*click the pics to listen to the songs*

47. Missy Elliott - The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)
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Year: 1997
Album: Supa Dupa Fly
You could notice from the start that Missy was not one more rapper. Her flow is unique and though this doesn't go hard like her best hits, it's still a pleasant midtempo.
46. Bob Marley - Judge Not
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Year: 1962
Album: -
The birth of a legend! I've always been a lyrics fan, and Bob really knows how to deliver a good song lyrically. This melody isn't brilliant but I always liked its words about morality and respect.
45. James Brown and The Famous Flames - Please Please Please
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Year: 1956
Album: Please Please Please
This is so funky and happy, I can't believe some people like Brown were inventing those things in the 50's. This one still plays in my parties today!
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* Portishead - Numb
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Postby Hugo » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:08 pm

The world desperately needs a new Missy Elliott album. I love "I Want You Back", The Jackson 5 were truly amazing, I must explore their discography more. Overall, great choices Wardo!
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Postby tdc2000 » Thu Sep 26, 2013 8:20 pm

All three good, especially the James Brown one.
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