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Reply #30 posted 05/27/20 8:22pm

beast44

I kind of agree wih Britney being #1. She became a phenomenon with that song. The album sold over 25 million copies worldwide and sold over 14 million in the US, giving her her first diamond album. That song propelled her to the icon she os today! I also agree with the Jackson 5 having the #2 spot as well. I was surprised to see no Beyonce on the list. Crazy In Love was a huge hit and still gets radio play and is played at parties and clubs all the time. Interesting. There really does need to be a format for these lists though, cuz Roling STone just slaps a bunch of songs together sometimes lol.

lastdecember said:

rogifan said:


No Norah Jones but Alicia Keys makes the list.


my thing with Alicia is one that the machine was pushing her day one, she was a hit before the music came out, and IMO I'm not a fan of that first album overall, I get she is a big artist and that song propelled her but the machine also hugely pushed her, she was Arista, Norah was on blue note and each week that song rose climbed a little at a time she was all word of mouth, and her album sold 10,000 first week, now that would be a big deal and back then she said Holy cow because she didn't think it would catch, and each week it went up 20k 40k etc...

What? That is a classic R&B album with several classic songs. Her best album is her second one, Diary of Alicia Keys. That is just my opinion though.

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Reply #31 posted 05/27/20 9:16pm

slyjackson

So fuckin weird that Beyoncé is not here and neither is Mariah.

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Reply #32 posted 05/29/20 5:58pm

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Free2BMe said:

Couldn’t believe that Rolling Stone actually acknowledged “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 as #2 Greatest Debut Single of All Time. IN reality, I think it should have been #1.

Technically, that isn't their debut single. It was Big Boy. That's kinda like when the Grammys gives a Best New Artist award to performers who had records out already. razz

slyjackson said:

So fuckin weird that Beyoncé is not here.

Destiny's Child is at #89. Why would she get put on the list as a solo act? I don't see anybody else that was in a group listed separately.

For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #33 posted 05/30/20 11:07pm

slyjackson

MickyDolenz said:

Free2BMe said:

Couldn’t believe that Rolling Stone actually acknowledged “I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 as #2 Greatest Debut Single of All Time. IN reality, I think it should have been #1.

Technically, that isn't their debut single. It was Big Boy. That's kinda like when the Grammys gives a Best New Artist award to performers who had records out already. razz

slyjackson said:

So fuckin weird that Beyoncé is not here.

Destiny's Child is at #89. Why would she get put on the list as a solo act? I don't see anybody else that was in a group listed separately.

Crazy In Love was her debut and is a great song.

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Reply #34 posted 05/31/20 7:02am

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slyjackson said:

Crazy In Love was her debut and is a great song.

That is not her debut. Her debut is with Destiny's Child. Going by your logic, then these acts would have been on the list:

Paul McCartney

John Lennon

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

Michael Jackson

Bell Biv DeVoe

Arcadia

Method Man

ODB

etc.

They weren't. Only the groups they come from are on the list. Someone going solo is not a debut since they are not a new unknown act. It's not like Destiny's Child was some obscure group in which the general public would not have known she was in it.


For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #35 posted 06/01/20 12:43pm

slyjackson

MickyDolenz said:

slyjackson said:

Crazy In Love was her debut and is a great song.

That is not her debut. Her debut is with Destiny's Child. Going by your logic, then these acts would have been on the list:

Paul McCartney

John Lennon

George Harrison

Ringo Starr

Michael Jackson

Bell Biv DeVoe

Arcadia

Method Man

ODB

etc.

They weren't. Only the groups they come from are on the list. Someone going solo is not a debut since they are not a new unknown act. It's not like Destiny's Child was some obscure group in which the general public would not have known she was in it.


They should be, because they as solo acts are totally different artists.

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Reply #36 posted 06/14/20 7:19pm

beast44

slyjackson said:

MickyDolenz said:

Destiny's Child is at #89. Why would she get put on the list as a solo act? I don't see anybody else that was in a group listed separately.

Crazy In Love was her debut and is a great song.

Actually that Austin Powers song Work It Out was her first song and it peaked at #92 on the Hot 100. IDK if that counts as her debut single tho since it was only on the Austin Powers soundtrack, I don't think ti was officialy realeased as her "debut single". Crazy In Love is a huge and iconic hit though. It's certified gold, but it's sold over 7 million units in the US

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Reply #37 posted 06/14/20 10:53pm

slyjackson

beast44 said:

slyjackson said:

Crazy In Love was her debut and is a great song.

Actually that Austin Powers song Work It Out was her first song and it peaked at #92 on the Hot 100. IDK if that counts as her debut single tho since it was only on the Austin Powers soundtrack, I don't think ti was officialy realeased as her "debut single". Crazy In Love is a huge and iconic hit though. It's certified gold, but it's sold over 7 million units in the US

You may be right, and I have to say it's a funky great song Work It Out.

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