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Taylor Hicks managed it, with “Do I Make You Proud”.
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Bruno Mars, with “Just The Way You Are”.
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Clay Aiken, with “This Is The Night”.
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The Teddy Bears, with “To Know Him Is To Love Him”.
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Magic!, with “Rude”.
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Sorry, edit crapped out:

In a similar vein, and from the same year (1979):

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D4L - Laffy Taffy.
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Per wiki, Mark Dinning’s debut single, “Teen Angel”, went on to reach #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (February 1960) and number thirty-seven in the UK Singles Chart (even though it was banned from being played by the BBC).

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Captain & Tennille managed it with “Love Will Keep Us Together”.
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Snow, with “Informer”.
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Del Shannon, with “Runaway”.
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Maureen McGovern, with “The Morning After”.
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Alan O’Day, with “Undercover Angel”. O'Day had also composed "Angie Baby", a #1 hit for Helen Reddy. The success of these two songs means O'Day is among the few singer / songwriters who wrote a chart-topper for themselves and one for another artist. (And he wrote a Top 40 hit for Cher, and for Bobby Sherman, and for The Righteous Brothers...)
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Cutting Crew, with “(I Just) Died In Your Arms”.
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Judging by the number of examples given in this thread, I think the answer to the OP is "many."
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I believe you’re correct; but I believe there’s more to add. For example, “I Believe”, from Fantasia Barrino, seems worth a mention.
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The Tymes, with “So Much In Love”.
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Mims, with “This Is Why I’m Hot”.
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood's first three singles all made it to no 1 in the UK
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Frankie Goes to Hollywood's first three singles all made it to no 1 in the UK
Yeah, I guess there are all kinds of examples if we go that way; for instance, it looks like Leona Lewis hit #1 in the UK with her first single, which apparently didn’t even get released in the US; but then her second single hit #1 in the US as well as the UK (along with at least half-a-dozen other countries).

But just in case that won’t meet the OP’s requirements, figure I’ll instead bump the thread today with quick mention of how George McCrae debuted at #1 in the US and the UK (and at least half-a-dozen other countries) with “Rock Your Baby”.
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I believe Andy Gibb's first three singles all went to #1 in the US.
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Plenty of Sam Cooke’s Top 40 hits made it to #1 on the R&B charts — starting with his first (“You Send Me”) and his second (“I’ll Come Running Back To You”), and following those up with “Twistin’ The Night Away” and “Another Saturday Night”.

But it’s that first single that reached #1 both ways.
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A-ha's Take on Me was their debut song and reached #1 on the US charts. Might be a bit of a cheat though, they released a second version of the song after the first failed to chart; but it was still the same song.
My immediate thought was a-ha as well. Nicely done.
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Snow, with “Informer”.
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...a-licky-boom-boom.

As for debut singles where even the singer “hated her own chart-topper,” Mary MacGregor managed to hit #1 with “Torn Between Two Lovers”.
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Maureen McGovern, with “The Morning After”.
I'm not sure this is legit here. The Morning After was written by 20th Century Fox staff composers for "The Poseidon Adventure". It was well-known and won the 1972 Oscar for Best Original Song at the 1973 Oscar ceremony.

McGovern did a nice cover of it but it doesn't seem to me to qualify here. She didn't hit big with a song, she covered a well-known piece.
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McGovern did a nice cover of it but it doesn't seem to me to qualify here. She didn't hit big with a song, she covered a well-known piece.
Hmm. What about what Erik Darling did for the Rooftop Singers?

That single wound up hitting #1, just like the first single that McGovern released; should neither qualify? Or both? Or one but not the other?
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And, just to stretch this even further: the original version of ‘Young Love’ was recorded by Ric Cartey with the Jiva-Tones, which didn’t hit #1 and so doesn’t count; and Sonny James did a cover version, which did hit #1 but wasn’t his first single and so doesn’t count; but then Tab Hunter’s version, which was his first single, stayed No. 1 for a full six weeks and became a gold record. Billboard ranked this version as the No. 4 song for 1957. The success of this record led Warner Bros., where Hunter was a contract player, to form Warner Bros. Records.
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And, in that vein but one step removed: Nelson, with “Love and Affection”.
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Have I the Right? by the Honeycombs was #1 in the UK.
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Yeah, the UK route opens this up all over the place. Like, over there, Lou Bega’s debut single — you know, Mambo No. 5 — hit #1, while only hitting #3 in the US; but it was the other way around for C+C Music Factory, with Everybody Dance Now as the debut single that shot to #1 here despite topping out at #3 there.

Looking back, the ‘90s were kind of a weird time.
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And, for an even closer miss: Guy Mitchell’s debut single, My Heart Cries For You, hit #1 in the UK but stalled out at #2 in the US — the reverse of how Soulja Boy’s debut single, Crank That, hit #1 in the US and #2 in the UK.
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B.o.B.’s debut single, Nothin’ on You, reached #1 in the US and the UK (and various other places, from South Korea to the Netherlands).
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David Soul had Don’t Give Up On Us hit #1 in the US and the UK and so on.
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Billy Swan’s debut single, ‘I Can Help,’ hit #1 in the US (and topped the country chart, too; and topped the charts in more than half-a-dozen other countries).
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Billy Swan’s debut single, ‘I Can Help,’ hit #1 in the US (and topped the country chart, too; and topped the charts in more than half-a-dozen other countries).
Why was that song listed on the country charts? It was a perfect pastiche of rock'n'roll/rockabilly from ca. 1956, and had no special country feel whatsoever, other than the fact though that the genres are related, but that's true for countless other rock'n'roll songs. If Billy Swan had been a country act before, I would understand.
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Why was that song listed on the country charts? It was a perfect pastiche of rock'n'roll/rockabilly from ca. 1956, and had no special country feel whatsoever, other than the fact though that the genres are related, but that's true for countless other rock'n'roll songs. If Billy Swan had been a country act before, I would understand.
The country chart is kind of all over the place, I guess; the stuff that hit #1 there is, what, Taylor Swift explaining that we are never ever getting back together, along with Johnny Cash explaining that his name is Sue, and how do you do? And in between them was, uh, Convoy? And so the part that makes all the sense is how, at some point, the theme song for the Dukes of Hazzard wound up on top?

(Bringing me, in turn, to how Rhythm Heritage apparently got a #1 debut single of the non-country type with, uh, “Theme from S.W.A.T.”)
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And, at that: Jan Hammer had a #1 debut single with “Miami Vice Theme”.
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