What Was The First Album You Bought With Your Own Money?

Written and scheduled on November 28, 2011

If you have followed this blog for any length of time you know that I love music and you also know that I’ve always loved interacting with my readers. So for a little interactive interaction, I have a question for you. What was the very first album that you purchased got yourself with your very own money? In addition, was it vinyl, CD or digital download. Also what song from that album were you buying the album for?

The very first time I used my money to buy an album was using birthday money I think. I believe I bought more than one album at the time. If I am not mistaken I think it was my tenth birthday. I went to the store to get Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation in CD form and I got the album because of Miss U Much. I figured if I was going to marry this woman, I should have every one of her albums and Control was already in my collection. I had lofty goals for a ten year old.

I think you will find this month’s guest post well worth the wait. This month there are a number of firsts. The guest blogger this month has graciously written her post in two languages; English and German.  My guest is also the youngest blogger to guest post. Mai Mergili is her name and she is the owner of Pencil Pillow. At the time I asked Mai to guest for me she hosted her blog on WordPress but has since moved to Blogger. Coincidentally being on Blogspot makes her my first guest on a blogging platform other than WordPress. It is indeed a month of firsts.

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  1. #1 by Juan Lopez on February 28, 2012 - 6:47 PM

    My first single I downloaded from iTunes and it was Stronger by Kelly Clarkson. I had not gotten a whole album yet. I just recently bought an iPod and computer and just started going to blogs. I will get more songs soon. Thank you.

    • #2 by Tom Baker on February 28, 2012 - 10:52 PM

      I’m guessing you either are not too fond of technology or you are pretty young? Ms Clarkson has been one of my favorite artists since her first audition on American Idol.

  2. #3 by thoughtsappear on February 27, 2012 - 6:12 PM

    The first album I ever bought myself was by The Crash Test Dummies. I haven’t heard them in forever!

    • #4 by Tom Baker on February 28, 2012 - 10:53 AM

      Thoughtsy, I don’t think I have ever heard them! Sad I know.

  3. #5 by Broken Sparkles on February 27, 2012 - 12:47 AM

    Whitney Houston- vinyl … still have it …

    • #6 by Tom Baker on February 27, 2012 - 7:22 AM

      It might be a collector’s item now Blaga.

  4. #7 by Jim on February 23, 2012 - 6:02 AM

    I forced my mother to take me downtown to the record store and get me the Kiss “Alive” album. 100,000 Years was the song I was obsessed with at the time.

    • #8 by Tom Baker on February 23, 2012 - 9:30 AM

      Mothers and fathers are such wonderful inventions. I’m glad you got your way.

  5. #9 by lapiskamay on February 21, 2012 - 8:28 AM

    Hi! saw your blog from PM.
    hmm, my first and i think the only original album that i bought was an Eric Santos album, it was the Jim Brickman Songbook. I bought it for my big sister at a mall and Eric himself was promoting his album out there. so we got his authograph and a picture of us sibling with Eric. ^_^

    • #10 by Tom Baker on February 21, 2012 - 2:12 PM

      I’m always glad to get new visitors especially the ones who leave comments. Thanks a bunch. I know Jim Brickman but not Santos. I will look him up and I’m sure it was a great experience for you and your sister to get the autograph.

      • #11 by lapiskamay on February 21, 2012 - 8:03 PM

        I’m glad to have visited yours, and i’ll keep coming back. Eric Santos is a Filipino singer, i guess we were just lucky to see him at the right time and at the right place. My sister adores the singer from that moment on. Oh Sister.

  6. #12 by Rose Reynolds on February 20, 2012 - 5:33 PM

    I honestly don’t remember. It might have been one of those “Now” CDs but I’m not sure. Good question though.

    • #13 by Tom Baker on February 21, 2012 - 11:26 AM

      I’m guessing you have a lot of Now albums?

  7. #14 by everything L&L on February 20, 2012 - 1:35 PM

    Lauryn Hill- The miseducation of Lauryn HIll. Still my favorite ablum ever and the soundtrack to my love life. It’s just timeless.

    • #15 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 5:18 PM

      I haven’t heard much from Ms. Hill. What is she doing lately?

      • #16 by everything L&L on February 20, 2012 - 9:41 PM

        she still tours but hasn’t made new material since unplugged,

        • #17 by Tom Baker on February 21, 2012 - 6:33 AM

          I think I remember hearing something about trouble with babies and men. Maybe she’s got no time for recording.

  8. #18 by Mai on February 20, 2012 - 11:57 AM

    Aqua – Aquarium … on the one side it might be embarrassing, but on the other side, I still love it … :D

    • #19 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 2:29 PM

      You shouldn’t be embarrassed Mai! You can’t really do much to alter your music tastes. We can grow but what we like is what we like. I’ve looked them up on Wikipedia and I will listen to a song or two.

      • #20 by Mai on February 20, 2012 - 5:43 PM

        Please don’t … Now I listen to totally different music! ( http://www.lastfm.de/user/pencilpillow ) Of course, you know AQUA!!! (“I’m a Barbie girl, in a Barbie world”)

        • #21 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 6:02 PM

          Don’t worry Barbie girl. If you don’t want me to, I won’t.

  9. #22 by Stacie Chadwick on February 20, 2012 - 10:59 AM

    Styx Paradise Theater which was an 8 TRACK TAPE. Not even an option on your list. It was in 5th grade, so that’s a little consolation in the “I’m way too old to even answer this question” category.

    • #23 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 11:07 AM

      The people who invented 8 tracks should have been drawn and quartered! As I told Christine, age is only a number. It means nothing on this blog! All I need to make sure is that you are human!

      • #24 by Stacie Chadwick on February 20, 2012 - 12:46 PM

        You forget that you’re speaking to a human……female.

        • #25 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 12:56 PM

          Well what I meant to say is that as long as you are human, age doesn’t matter. Sorry about that!

          • #26 by Stacie Chadwick on February 20, 2012 - 12:59 PM

            I’m just messing with you. We females are a little crazy. But you already know that, right?

  10. #27 by musingsoftheamusingmuse on February 20, 2012 - 10:11 AM

    Rick Springfield’s “Living in Oz” on cassette ;) He was so dreamy… and I was so, so young..

    • #28 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 10:33 AM

      I forgot all about cassettes. How could I do that. People still think he’s dreamy. I think he was on Oprah years ago and the crowd went wild. So funny.

  11. #29 by Ina on February 20, 2012 - 5:27 AM

    My first album (vinyl, “33 and a half ” I guess that means speed) was one of Bob Dylan, as my pen pal in Czechoslovakia was a big fan. I didn’t like the music at first ear but later I started to enjoy and appreciate it.

    • #30 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 10:32 AM

      I’m not a fan of Dylan but so many people are so there is no doubt he has talent and staying power.

  12. #31 by Christine Moran on February 20, 2012 - 3:53 AM

    You will hereafter know my age!

    Roy Orbison – Lonely and Blue bought for the song “Only the Lonely” and it was vinyl (of course!!)

    I still love it today!


    • #32 by Tom Baker on February 20, 2012 - 10:31 AM

      Christine, age is just a number! I like that song too. Thank you for commenting.

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