The 50 Best Debut Singles in Music History

Azealia Banks — 212″

Sure, her career since has been an ongoing exercise in being let down, but this is still a killer single. Also, as a measure of its ubiquity, I heard it being played last year on a flight between Kuala Lumpur and Bahrain — they censored all the “fucks,” but clearly didn’t realize “cunt” was also a curse word. Anyway. Great song.