Debut singles that really kick things off


#1

'Needn’t be their absolute best but it’s got to be a belter.


#2

Let’s ave it!


#3

Too lazy to post but probably The Bronx - Heart Attack American


#4

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#6

REM - Radio Free Europe


#7

#8

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi’s Dead. 1979 but sounds totally timeless.


#9

Ramones - Blitzkreig Bop. 1976.


#10

Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne. 1967.


#11

The Cure - Killing An Arab. 1978.


#12

#13

to be honest, didn’t actually realise this was the first single until I looked it up just now, assumed it would’ve been seek & destroy (which wasn’t a single at all)


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#16

Guns N’ Roses - It’s So Easy got to number 84 in 1987.


#17

I don’t care what anyone says - the dueling guitar solo into the standalone bass line into that final ripping solo is the ultimate “We are here” sequence in rock history.

The Smashing Pumpkins - "I Am One"


#18

That joke aside, Love Buzz does fulfil the brief.


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