#BestDebutSingle – Round 2

Round one of this bracket tournament comprised groups of four songs with the two most-voted for going through.

This time, with the chaff sorted from the wheat, there are some mouth-watering groups of death where you may find to pick just one song is nigh-on impossible.

There are 32 groups, each with three debut singles BUT, only one can progress to the third phase.

The following list of groups is subject to change while we await the results of today’s groups but pretty much, this is how the second round looks and it will begin next weekend.

The % figure given denotes what the song scored in the first round.

SATURDAY 16 OCTOBER

Kim Wilde – Kids In America – 48%
Pearl Jam – Alive – 34.7%
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star – 28%

Duran Duran – Planet Earth – 48.6%
UB40 – King – 34.7%
The Beatles – Love Me Do – 28.4%

Althea And Donna – Uptown Top Ranking – 50%
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing – 34.9%
The Zombies – She’s Not There – 28.5%

I was a bit surprised that Love Me Do made it through and just how popular Up Town Top Ranking continues to be. Kids In America was the other debut single to make it into round three.

Althea And Donna – Uptown Top Ranking – 48.2%
Kim Wilde – Kids In America – 46.3%
The Beatles – Love Me Do – 41%
Duran Duran – Planet Earth – 38.5%
The Buggles – Video Killed The Radio Star – 34.3%
The Zombies – She’s Not There – 32.9%
UB40 – King – 20.5%
Pearl Jam – Alive – 19.4%
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing – 18.8%

SUNDAY 17 OCTOBER

Suede – The Drowners – 50.4%
Gary Numan – Cars – 35.1%
Gang Of Four – Damaged Goods – 28.7%

Roxy Music – Virginia Plain – 52.4%
The Damned – New Rose – 35.2%
Ray Lamontagne – Trouble – 29%

Joy Division – Transmission – 52.5%
The Fall – Bingo Master’s Breakout – 35.4%
Wedding Present – Go Out and Get ’Em, Boy – 29%

MONDAY 18 OCTOBER

Dire Straits – Sultans Of Swing – 53.6%
The Rubettes – Sugar Baby Love – 35.4%
A-ha – Take On Me – 29%

The Sugarcubes – Birthday – 53.6%
Pere Ubu – Heart Of Darkness – 35.5%
Terence Trent D’Arby – If You Let Me Stay – 29.2%

TUESDAY 19 OCTOBER

WEDNESDAY 20 OCTOBER

THURSDAY 21 OCTOBER

FRIDAY 22 OCTOBER

SATURDAY 23 OCTOBER

Human League – Being Boiled – 59.1%
Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight – 39.6%
Squeeze – Take Me I’m Yours – 31.5%

Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Relax – 58.6%
House Of Love – Shine On – 39.3%
Britney Spears – Baby One More Time – 31%

The Jam – In The City – 58.2%
Sade – Your Love Is King – 38.8%
Joe Jackson – Is She Really Going Out With Him – 31%

SUNDAY 24 OCTOBER

Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls – 60.9%
Bjork – Human Behaviour – 40%
Boomtown Rats – Looking After No. 1 – 32.4%

Oasis – Supersonic – 62.9%
Placebo – Bruise Pristine – 40.7%
Aztec Camera – Just Like Gold – 31.9%

Public Image Limited – Public Image – 59.1%
The B-52’s – Rock Lobster – 39.9%
Boston – More Than A Feeling – 32.2%

MONDAY 25 OCTOBER

Velvet Underground- All Tomorrow’s Parties – 64.7%
Booker T and The MG’s – Green Onions – 40.5%
Cabaret Voltaire – Extended Play – 32.3%

The Undertones – Teenage Kicks – 81.1%
Electronic – Getting Away With It – 43.5%
Yazoo – Only You – 33.9%

TUESDAY 26 OCTOBER

The Smiths – Hand In Glove – 68.7%
Chic – Dance, Dance, Dance – 42.5%
Mudhoney – Touch Me, I’m Sick – 33%

Pixies – Gigantic – 66.1%
The Clash – White Riot – 40.8%
Simple Minds – Life In A Day – 32.7%

WEDNESDAY 27 OCTOBER

Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Stiff Little Fingers – Suspect Device
Buddy Holly & The Crickets – That’ll Be The Day

New Order – Ceremony
EMF – Unbelievable
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor

THURSDAY 28 OCTOBER

The Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop – 71.9%
Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights – 44.7%
The Killers – Mr. Brightside – 33.7%

Sugarhill Gang – Rappers Delight
Plastic Bertrand – Ça Plane Pour Moi
Half Man Half Biscuit – The Trumpton Riots

FRIDAY 29 OCTOBER

Siouxsie And The Banshees – Hong Kong Garden
Scritti Politti – Skank Bloc Bologna
The Strokes – Hard To Explain

Radiohead – Creep
Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy
Morrissey – Suedehead

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