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Born in the U.S.A by the Boss!

on vinyl. with my own money. played it to death.

(Still know all the words to all the songs by heart.)


Hmm...I remember my first few tapes and then CDs, but they were birthday presents or I talked my grandmother into buying them for me. (Actual quote: "Why do you need a CD? Don't you already have one?")

The first tape I bought on my own may have been Janet Jackson's "Janet" when I was 10 or so. I played that thing to death on my Walkman. I thought I was seriously badass. I remember my dad reading the lyrics and frowning.

The next one I actually bought with my own money was probably the first Spice Girls CD, because I had to have it NOW and my birthday and Christmas were too far away.


Fleetwood Mac's Rumors on LP. I kept it until my turntable broke a few years ago.


REO Speedwagon, Hi Infidelity


Mine was the Eagles, One of These Nights on cassette. I am showing my age! And my taste for '70's music!


Whitney Houston on vinyl. LOL


"Rapper's Delight" by the Sugar Hill Gang and "Purple Rain" by Prince. I was (and am) one funky white chick.


I am fully aware this is going to date me. I'm okay with that.

New Kids on the Block's Hangin' Tough.

My second album (and first CD) was something by Whitney Houston. I don't remember the album, but I remember rockin' out to the songs every afternoon one summer.

Emily C

The Beatles Revolver. Not that I'm that old (I'm only 26). And then came The White Album. And then came Phil Collins and Billy Joel. Good stuff.


Oh goodness......Shawn Cassidy........


Billy Joel "The Stranger", followed by Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours".


The Best of The Monkees (2 album set, circa 1976, sold on TV only). I bought it with a combination of allowance, Hanukkah, tooth fairy, and birthday money. I saved for about a year to get this album set.

Nelson's Mama

Fleetwood Mac, Rumours on Eight Track!


Oh major flashback! Synchronicity was the first album that I loved (still do!) But I got it as a gift. The first one I bought...I don't remember, but duran duran seems like a good bet.


Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper
Purple Rain, Prince
Thriller, Michael Jackson.

And yes, my musical taste improved greatly as I've aged. BTW, Chris LOVES Synchronicity to this day.


MmmBop - Hanson.

I know. It's shameful. :-)


Paul McCarney and Wings: Band on the Run Foreigner: 4
Journey: Escape

I have several brother and sisters and constantly played their albums. I finally had to break down and buy a few of my own.


If Kati only knew what good company she was in LOL
I do believe my first album was THRILLER
My first tape was Run DMC


I honestly don't remember. The first CD I bought was Paul Simon Graceland. I remember that.

Mary @ A Simple Twist of Faith

The Police, their first album, Outlandos D' Amour. I remember walking to the locally owned music store to buy it.


I bought a red 8-track tape player, the kind where you have to push down the handle (like you are blowing up dynamite) to change the tracks. Sometimes you had to do this in the middle of a song. My first tape was a collection of hits, but I listened to "Cat's in the Cradle" at least a bajillion times. Shortly thereafter, I bought a tape by Kansas, don't even remember the name.


R.E.M., "Out of Time".


I never bought any. My brother boys some that I borrowed. My Dad bought The Boss and loaned it to me and my brother to use. When I got married hubbie had all the CDS you could think of, I didn't need them. :)


Shawn Cassidy with the full size head shot on the cover that I may or may not have practiced kissing with!!!!


"Songs In The Key Of Life" by Stevie Wonder (don't particularly love him or anything, just remember thinking it was a good deal b/c it was a double album ... and my sister already owned "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road" by Elton John ... still love EJ to this day!

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