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What was the first single and album you bought?

Discussion in 'Comeback corner' started by Tommy Johnson, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. The first album I got was Spice Girls - Spice. The first single I got was Madonna - Die Another Day, which is also the only single I ever bought I think (they were never particularly popular here as far as I recall).
  2. The first CD that I specifically asked for was TLC's FanMail when I was 4 or 5. My parents took me to K-Mart to get it (thankfully they had the clean version). I got ...Baby One More Time not long after that.

    I don't remember what my first single actually was, but the first CD single I remember coming across was the UK import single of "No Scrubs" that had "Waterfalls" and "Creep" on it. I wondered why they had a CD with only three tracks on it, and my sister explained to me that it was a single, and that there was a difference between CD singles and albums. To me, at that point they had all just been 'CDs.'
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  3. Single: Since Yesterday by Strawberry Switchblade.

    Album: Tiffany by Tiffany.
  4. That's quite a gap between formats..almost three years.
  5. They're the first ones I actually bought myself. I was only 5 when Since Yesterday was released so didn't really have my own money. I think I saved up the 75p (!!!) For the 7" from Woolworths from the few pence I used to get each time I visited my great grandma. By 1988 I was getting proper pocket money so could start buying LPs.
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  6. There was a quite a price difference back in the day between singles and albums, so it figures.
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  7. I remember receiving singles and albums as gifts for my birthday or Sinterklaas (Dutch Santa Claus) from late 70's, early 80's, mostly ABBA. First album I bought myself was Frida's Something Going On, first single Agnetha's The Heat Is On.
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  8. My first single was Cher - Shoop Shoop song on cassette when I was 7 years old and the 1992 Greatest Hits was my first album.

    After that I remember it was a race for Christmas number 1 between Mariah and Michael Jackson (Earth Song). My brother got Earth Song (flop taste) and I chose All I Want For Christmas Is You. Such flawless taste from the word dot.
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  9. I had to really, really love an artist to buy an album in the 80s as my pocket money was only enough to buy singles. I had to either save up for an artist I really loved (Madonna/Bananarama/5 Star) or be lucky enough to get albums bought for me at Christmas/Easter/when nagging enough and dropping unsubtle hints.

    @backstreetjoe was flabbergasted I'd never bought a Kim Wilde album yet bought all her singles.Priorities back then!
  10. Two of each (both times).


    Natalie Casey - Chick Chick Chicken
    Bonnie Tyler - Faster Than The Speed Of Night


    Tracy Ullman - You Broke My Heart In 17 Places

    Paul Young - No Parlez
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  11. O dear, it was no 'It's 'orrible being in love when you're Eight and a half' was it?!
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  12. Dionne Warwick - Heartbreaker single
    Shalamar - Friends Album (gatefold sleeve which i used to gaze at often for Jodys luscious hair and tiger print cardy)
  13. The first single I was given was Shania Twain "You Win My Love" cassette single.
    The first single I purchased with my own money was Sugar Jones "Days Like That"

    The first album I was given was likely ABBA "Gold," although I am not 100% sure on that.
    The first album I purchased with my own money was S Club 7 "S Club"
  14. Diana Ross - Chain Reaction
    SAW - Hit Factory 1
  15. I believe it was the double LP Grease (SDTK) right after I saw the movie...they had the albums for sale in the lobby!
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  16. First single: Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles
    First album: FLM by Mel & Kim

    I have a feeling I might have had a Now album on double cassette before FLM. I used to get singles bought for me in Boyes that were 'ex jukebox'
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  17. Don’t remember seeing that, but it’s good marketing. No wonder it was #1 for months.
  18. This may be my favorite thread ever.

    First 7” single: Bette Davis Eyes, Kim Carnes
    First 12” single: I Melt With You, Modern English
    First Vinyl Record: Abba, Voulez-Vous
    First CD album: Soundtrack to "To Live and Die in LA" (I didn’t yet have a CD player)
    First make-out session with another boy; B-52’s Cosmic Thing
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2018
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  19. First Cassette Single - Rednex, Cotton Eyed Joe.

    First Cassette Album - Deuce, On The Loose.

    First CD single - Human League, One Man In My Heart.

    First CD Album - Now 32. Or Michael Jackson History.

    I still have all of them!
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  20. That Was...1995.
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