Brett Alan wrote:
BTW, Bruce, you may want to consider "Only You"/"Situation" by Yaz(oo) for the Debut Singles list. Not huge in initial popularity, but both sides have held up well with "Situation" being a huge dance record that grew in airplay over the years.
Is that definitely how the single first came out?
Because it was also issued in 1982 with "Situation" backed with a dub version of "Situation."
I remember when it first came out, it (Situation) was humongous in the club I was DJing in at the time, in Jersey City. It was also #1 for 4 weeks on the BB Disco chart.
"Only You" never did much here, but it was huge in the UK, although "Situation" did not chart there the first time around.
I'm gonna take the blues stuff of of there:
51. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen - 1948
58. Slim Harpo - I'm A King Bee / Got Love If You Want It - 1957
59. Elmore James - Dust My Broom - 1951
60. Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years / Moaning At Midnight - 1951
All great records, but not really rock.
There's got to be some more modern debut singles that need to be added.