Tuesday, January 11, 2011

First CD's

I was thinking about this the other day and laughing.  I very specifically remember when I got my first CD players.  Plural because I had one at each house of course.  But they were very similar and an equally big deal.  I think I was in 6th or 7th grade.  Anyone younger than 30 must be looking at that sentence twice.  I know babies these days have a CD player next to the crib.  But back in the day, it was a totally big deal to have your own CD player in your bedroom. 

And even bigger deal because mine also had TWO tape players so my friends and I could record our own mix tapes.  Oh...those were the days.  When a mix tape was the ultimate gift.  Simpler times.  Ha.

So I got both CD boom boxes for my birthday and the one I opened at the actual birthday party was known about my several of my girlfriends.  Because they each gave me a CD to accompany my new player.  (You can imagine how exciting this birthday was, right?  Totally thrilling!!  A rite of passage.) 

So I think we will all get a giggle when I tell you that my very first four CD's were by....




MC Hammer

The Party

New Kids On The Block

and

Vanilla Ice








Ooooh yeah!  Ice, ice baby!  It was a time of very baggy pants and the sideways shimmy.  Big hair.  Shoulder pads were still in.  Tapered legs and a pleated waist that gave you that super desirable diaper butt look.  Did anyone else shop at Units?  OMG my best friend Florida and I LOVED that store.  Was it a shirt or a skirt or a belt...oh it was all three.  Clothing shouldn't be able to have nine purposes, by the way. 

What was your first CD?  And how high were your bangs at the time?


15 comments:

Pink Maple said...

I remember my parents had a six-disc CD changer when I was young and that was such a BIG deal at the time! Crazy how things have changed.

Lilimonster said...

I remember buying four cd's with my cd player, but the only one I remember is Bryan Adams' Waking Up the Neighbors.

And no bangs here.

Elliott said...

Oo, I have to jump in on this one. Mine was Ace of Base and yes, I still have all of the lyrics memorized.

Buford Betty said...

I have no idea what my first actual CD was... but I know one of my first LP's was Thriller. I loved the fold-out image of MJ with the white tiger. Hahahha... hilarious.

And then of course there was the phase of buying casette singles at Turtle's! I had a ton of singles... including "One More Try" by Timmy T.

Good times...

Nicole@ Black Cab Designs said...

I think my first CD was either En Vogue or Boys 2 Men. I also remember the Bodyguard soundtrack got a lot of play on my boombox. Having the dual tape deck was crucial. It was all about the mixed tape, plus how else was I going to listen to all my Paula Abdul tapes?

Katiellirb said...

This is sooo funny! MC Hammer :) I can't remember what my first CD was but my first tape (yep, I'm dating myself) was Tiffany. I couldn't get enough of "I think we're alone now." :)

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh i remember my first CD player oh so well. My parents gave me what would now look like this massive box tons of lights! lol! the cd's i remember the most (although not my first cds) were Ace of Base, Boys 2 men and yes- MC hammer!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Oh i remember my first CD player oh so well. My parents gave me what would now look like this massive box tons of lights! lol! the cd's i remember the most (although not my first cds) were Ace of Base, Boys 2 men and yes- MC hammer!

caknitter said...

Omg I remember this era clearly! I had the tape recorder with the double tape deck in bright red. And, don't get me started on the music... MC Hammer and The Party? Yup. I even had the MC Hammer video hits on a VHS tape. Sadly, I finally parted with my memories when I donated everything to Goodwill. :-(

Kirstin said...

I'm pretty sure it was the Lion King soundtrack, circa third grade, when I was in 'Lion King on Ice' with my Figure Skating Club =)

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Depeche Mode (I'm not certain which one). And yes, my bangs were very, very high!

Kells said...

OMG I was obsessed with making mix tapes! I remember when my friend got one that had a 2 disc changer and it was revolutionary :) I gave you a Stylish Blogger award on my blog, keep up the fabulous work!

xo
Kells
http://www.washingtonprep.blogspot.com/

Ruth said...

My first one was Nelson. And my bangs were high.

kLl said...

Reba Mcentire - Sweet Sixteen! I grew up with bangs that were super straight, cut straight across at about my eyebrows.

MCW said...

I cannot remember for the life of me! But, my 1st cassette tape was Beastie Boys.

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