High debuts on the pop chart

This week’s Pop Top 30 is out, with two songs debuting above number 20. Superstars Katy Perry and Lady Gaga both released hot new songs last week. Katy Perry had the advantage, and shows up at number 12 on the pop chart with Roar. Lady Gaga found her song at number 17.

Maroon 5 is still number one with Love Somebody.

With two really high debuts this week, you want to see the complete list of songs debuting on the Pop Top 30 above number 20?

Here they are, in order by date. But first, I hear a lion…

Here is the official lyric video for Katy Perry and her new song Roar finding its way onto the top 30 way up at number 12.

Now, to the highest pop debuts since 1980.

The first number is the debut position. The second is the peak position.
Click the peak to see the pop chart.

19 2 Longer Dan Fogelberg 1980
19 3 I Can’t Tell You Why Eagles 1980
18 2 Let Me Love You Tonight Pure Prairie League 1980
18 1 Upside Down Diana Ross 1980
19 4 I’m Coming Out Diana Ross 1980
19 2 Guilty Barbra Streisand & Barry Gibb 1980
18 2 Crying Don McLean 1981
17 1 Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around Stevie Nicks With
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
1981
15 2 Trouble Lindsey Buckingham 1981
12 10 Heat Of The Moment Asia 1982
18 4 All Right Christopher Cross 1983
18 4 We’ve Got Tonight Kenny Rogers And Sheena Easton 1983
15 3 Solitaire Laura Branigan 1983
19 2 Overkill Men At Work 1983
17 1 Every Breath You Take The Police 1983
19 1 Against All Odds
(Take A Look At Me Now)
Phil Collins 1984
18 1 Let’s Hear It For The Boy Deniece Williams 1984
18 1 Ghostbusters Ray Parker Jr. 1984
19 7 Strut Sheena Easton 1984
17 1 Like A Virgin Madonna 1984
19 1 Careless Whisper Wham! Featuring George Michael 1985
11 1 We Are The World USA For Africa 1985
17 1 Broken Wings Mr. Mister 1985
19 1 That’s What Friends Are For Dionne And Friends Featuring Elton John, Gladys Knight And Stevie Wonder 1986
19 7 Why Can’t This Be Love Van Halen 1986
19 5 Nasty Janet Jackson 1986
14 1 Papa Don’t Preach Madonna 1986
15 1 Dancing On The Ceiling Lionel Richie 1986
19 7 Love Zone Billy Ocean 1986
17 1 When I Think Of You Janet Jackson 1986
18 10 Walk This Way Run-D.M.C. 1986
16 1 True Colors Cyndi Lauper 1986
16 1 Human The Human League 1986
16 2 True Blue Madonna 1986
19 2 Notorious Duran Duran 1986
19 4 Heat Of The Night Bryan Adams 1987
18 1 Didn’t We Almost Have It All Whitney Houston 1987
18 1 I Think We’re Alone Now Tiffany 1987
19 1 One More Try George Michael 1988
19 3 Everything Your Heart Desires Daryl Hall And John Oates 1988
17 15 Do You Love Me
(Now That I Can Dance)
The Contours 1988
18 5 Don’t Be Cruel Bobby Brown 1988
19 1 Wild, Wild West The Escape Club 1988
17 4 Desire U2 1988
18 6 Kissing A Fool George Michael 1988
19 1 Every Rose Has Its Thorn Poison 1988
17 1 Like A Prayer Madonna 1989
18 1 Express Yourself Madonna 1989
19 2 On Our Own Bobby Brown 1989
18 1 Don’t Wanna Lose You Gloria Estefan 1989
17 2 Everything Jody Watley 1990
19 12 Swing The Mood Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers 1989
17 4 What It Takes Aerosmith 1990
19 6 Tonight New Kids On The Block 1990
19 5 Suicide Blonde INXS 1990
13 2 Play That Funky Music Vanilla Ice 1991
17 1 (Everything I Do) I Do It For You Bryan Adams 1991
18 3 Things That Make You Go Hmmmm… C + C Music Factory Featuring Freedom Williams 1991
19 1 Emotions Mariah Carey 1991
19 4 Wildside Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch 1991
14 1 Jump Kris Kross 1992
19 2 Achy Breaky Heart Billy Ray Cyrus 1992
19 1 Baby-Baby-Baby TLC 1992
17 1 Rhythm Is A Dancer Snap! 1992
18 2 In The Still Of The Nite
(I’ll Remember)
Boyz II Men 1992
19 2 7 Prince & The New Power Generation 1993
18 1 Informer Snow 1993
19 1 Looking Through Patient Eyes PM Dawn 1993
16 3 Just Kickin’ It Xscape 1993
13 5 Gangsta Lean D.R.S. 1993
17 1 All For Love Bryan Adams Rod Stewart Sting 1993
18 7 What’s My Name? Snoop Doggy Dogg 1993
11 1 I’ll Make Love To You Boyz II Men 1994
18 1 Another Night Real McCoy 1994
19 2 The Rhythm Of The Night Corona 1995
19 5 Cotton Eye Joe Rednex 1995
17 2 Only Wanna Be With You Hootie & The Blowfish 1995
19 2 One Of Us Joan Osborne 1996
15 5 Free As A Bird The Beatles 1995
19 2 Closer To Free BoDeans 1996
19 12 Salvation The Cranberries 1996
19 3 Fastlove George Michael 1996
14 5 Theme From Mission: Impossible Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen 1996
19 1 You’re Makin’ Me High Toni Braxton 1996
19 6 Forever Mariah Carey 1996
15 1 C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train) Quad City DJ’s 1996
19 1 I Love You Always Forever Donna Lewis 1996
19 4 When You Love A Woman Journey 1996
18 6 I’m Still In Love With You New Edition 1997
16 7 I Believe In You And Me Whitney Houston 1997
18 12 Gotham City R. Kelly 1997
16 2 4 Seasons Of Loneliness Boyz II Men 1997
18 4 Too Much Spice Girls 1998
18 1 I Want It That Way Backstreet Boys 1999
18 1 Oops!… I Did It Again Britney Spears 2000
17 1 Bent Matchbox 20 2000
19 7 The One Backstreet Boys 2000
18 1 Come On Over Baby
(All I Want Is You)
Christina Aguilera 2000
19 3 Lucky Britney Spears 2000
19 1 Music Madonna 2000
13 3 The Way I Am Eminem 2000
18 8 It’s True Backstreet Boys 2000
17 11 Bag Lady Erykah Badu 2000
18 1 Liquid Dreams O-Town 2001
18 12 Stan LIVE Eminem Featuring Elton John 2001
18 1 Survivor Destiny’s Child 2001
19 1 Bootylicious Destiny’s Child 2001
17 17 God Bless The USA Lee Greenwood 2001
19 1 Hero Enrique Iglesias 2001
18 1 Don’t Let Me Get Me Pink 2002
19 13 Here Is Gone Goo Goo Dolls 2002
19 1 Cleanin’ Out My Closet Eminem 2002
19 1 All I Have Jennifer Lopez Featuring LL Cool J 2003
19 1 In Da Club 50 Cent 2003
18 2 Get Busy Sean Paul 2003
18 1 Hey Ya! OutKast 2003
19 12 Damn! YoungBloodZ Featuring Lil Jon 2003
19 2 Buttons Pussycat Dolls Featuring
Big Snoop Dogg
2006
17 1 Hate That I Love You Rihanna Featuring Ne-Yo 2007
19 1 Love In This Club Usher Featuring Young Jeezy 2008
17 2 4 Minutes Madonna Featuring Justin Timberlake 2008
19 1 Forever Chris Brown 2008
19 1 Circus Britney Spears 2009
18 1 Teenage Dream Katy Perry 2010
17 1 Only Girl (In The World) Rihanna 2010
19 1 We Found Love Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris 2011
12 9 Give Me All Your Luvin’ Madonna Featuring
Nicki Minaj & M.I.A.
2012
18 1 Payphone Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa 2012
12 * Roar Katy Perry 2013
17 * Applause Lady Gaga 2013

Finally, here’s the new Lady Gaga song, Applause.

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