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Here Are The Debut Singles Of 30 Of Your Favorite Male Artists

Let's take a trip down memory lane.

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1. "I've Been Loving You" by Elton John

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Philips / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1968

Most memorable lyric: "'Cause I've been loving you baby / Loving you baby for a long time / And if you go away / I just won't know what to do"

2. "Got to Be There" by Michael Jackson

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Motown Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1971

Most memorable lyric: "So I've got to be there / Got to be there in the morning / And welcome her into my world / And show her that she is my girl"

[This is Michael's first solo single.]

3. "Spread a Little Happiness" by Sting

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A&M Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1982

Most memorable lyric: "Even when the darkest clouds are in the sky / You mustn't sigh and you mustn't cry / Spread a little happiness as you go by / Please try"

4. "Careless Whisper" by George Michael

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Release year: 1984

Most memorable lyric: "I'm never gonna dance again / Guilty feet have got no rhythm / Though it's easy to pretend / I know you're not a fool"

[This is George's first solo single.]

5. "Blaze of Glory" by Jon Bon Jovi

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Release year: 1990

Most memorable lyric: "Shot down in a blaze of glory / Take me now but know the truth / I'm going out in a blaze of glory "

[This is Jon Bon Jovi's first solo single.]

6. "Sex Me" by R. Kelly

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Jive Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1993

Most memorable lyric: "Cause you got a need for me and I got a need for you,(baby any) / Any unexpected positions (bring it on) / Any secret fantasies, you see I'll fulfill, as long as you sex me"

7. "Call Me a Mack" by Usher

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Epic Records / LaFace Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1993

Most memorable lyric: "I may be kind of young / But I got a whole lot of man in me"

8. "Who Am I? (What's My Name?)" by Snoop Dogg

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Death Row / Interscope / Atlantic / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1993

Most memorable lyric: "Snoop Doggy, Do-owww-ohhhh-oggg (yeah yeah yeah) / Snoop Doggy, Do-owww-ohhhh-oggg (the bomb)"

9. "Si Tú Te Vas" by Enrique Iglesias

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Fonovisa Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1995

Most memorable lyric: "Mis lagrimas hacen un mar / Nadare sin descansar / Esperando tu llegar"

10. "In My Lifetime" by Jay Z

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Payday Records / FFRR Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1995

Most memorable lyric: "In my lifetime, I need to see a whole lot of stash / I need a whole lot of cash"

11. "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" by Puff Daddy Feat. Mase

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Bad Boy / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1997

Most memorable lyric: "Don't push us, cause we're close to the, edge /

We're tryin, not to lose our heads, a-hah hah hah hah"

12. "Just Don't Give a Fuck" by Eminem

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Aftermath Entertainment / Interscope Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1998

Most memorable lyric: "So when you see me on your block with two blocks / Screaming 'Fuck the World' like Tupac / I just don't give a fuck!"

13. "Tha Block Is Hot" by Lil Wayne Feat. Juvenile and B.G.

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youtube.com / Via youtube.com

Release year: 1999

Most memorable lyric: "See where I'm from we keep our guns out / Dodgin' cops and burnin blocks, 'cause we be thugged out"

14. "Like I Love You" by Justin Timberlake

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youtube.com / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2002

Most memorable lyric: "Ain't nobody love you like I love you / You're a good girl and that's what makes me trust ya / Late at night, I talk to you / You will know the difference when I touch you"

[This is Justin’s first solo single.]

15. "No Such Thing" by John Mayer

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Columbia / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2002

Most memorable lyric: "I wanna run through the halls of my high school / I wanna scream at the top of my lungs"

16. "Frontin'" by Pharrell Williams Feat. Jay Z

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Arista / Star Trak / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2003

Most memorable lyric: "I know that I'm carrying on, nevermind if I'm showing off / I was just frontin'"

17. "Through the Wire" by Kanye West

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Roc-A-Fella / Def Jam / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2003

Most memorable lyric: "I'll gladly risk it all right now / It's a life or death situation, man / Y'all don't really understand how I feel right now man"

18. "Culo" by Pitbull Feat. Lil Jon

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The Orchard / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2004

Most memorable lyric: "Pull up to the club, walk in then I / Pull up to the bar, get drinks then I / Pull up to a broad let her know what it is / How it is, why it is, what it is (Hey hey hey hey)"

19. "Used to Love U" by John Legend

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youtube.com / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2004

Most memorable lyric: "Baby when U used to love you / There's nothing that I wouldn't do / I went through the fire for you / Do anything you asked me to"

20. "Run It!" by Chris Brown Feat. Juelz Santana

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Jive Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2005

Most memorable lyric: "I got friends, and you got friends / They hop out, and you hop in / I look fly, and they joking / The way you drop, drop makes me wanna pop"

21. "Stay" by Ne-Yo Feat. Peedi Peedi

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Island Def Jam / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2005

Most memorable lyric: "(Maybe I'm a fool) Am I stupid? / (Maybe I'm a fiend) Addicted to it / (Baby I don't know) But you're my get right when it's wrong"

22. "Replacement Girl" by Drake Feat. Trey Songz

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OVO Sound / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2007

Most memorable lyric: "Cause I'm a good dude who take pride in that / Need good lovin' I'm providing that"

23. "One Time" by Justin Bieber

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IDJMG / RBMG Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2009

Most memorable lyric: "Your world is my world / And my fight is your fight / My breath is your breath / When you're hurt, I'm not right"

24. "Whatcha Say" by Jason Derulo

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Beluga Heights / Asylum / Warner Bros. / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2009

Most memorable lyric: "Cause when the roof caved in and the truth came out / I just didn't know what to do / But when I become a star / We'll be living so large / I'll do anything for you"

25. "Just the Way You Are" by Bruno Mars

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Elektra Records / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2010

Most memorable lyric: "And when you smile / The whole world stops and stares for a while / 'Cause you're amazing / Just the way you are"

26. "The A Team" by Ed Sheeran

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Lava / Atlantic / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2011

Most memorable lyric: "And they say / She's in the Class A Team / Stuck in her daydream / Been this way since 18"

27. "Wicked Games" by The Weeknd

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XO / Republic / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2012

Most memorable lyric: "Bring your love, baby, I could bring my shame / Bring the drugs, baby, I could bring my pain"

28. "Life of the Party" by Shawn Mendes

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Island / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2014

Most memorable lyric: "We don't have to be ordinary / Make your best mistakes / 'Cause we don't have the time to be sorry / So, baby, be the life of the party"

29. "Chains" by Nick Jonas

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Island / Republic / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2014

Most memorable lyric: "Baby, tell me why, why you do, do me wrong / Gave you my heart but you took my soul"

[This is Nick's first solo single.]

30. "Pillowtalk" by Zayn

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RCA / Via youtube.com

Release year: 2016

Most memorable lyric: "So we'll piss off the neighbors / In the place that feels the tears / The place to lose your fears / Yeah, reckless behavior / A place that is so pure, so dirty and raw"

[This is Zayn's first solo single.]

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