What was the first record you ever bought ???

What was the first record you ever bought can you remember?

Mine was eye of the tiger by survivor from the Rocky film. 

I'm 38 now so it must have been 30 years ago ish..



  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭

    See my Baby Jive, by Wizzard. Still think it's a great song.

  • Spirit in the Sky, Doctor and the Medics.
  • I don't remember exactly which one, but I think it was by David Cassidy image


  • Aha, "Take On Me" on 12". I still have, it and have recently started buying vinyl again.
  • The Muppets album. At a jumble sale, when I was about 7. I think I'd still laugh at Kermit singing 'Lydia the Tattooed Lady' if I listened to it today.

  • Buck's Fizz. It was an album (because even then I'd worked out an album was better value than a single). Oh deary me...

  • I bought American Pie by Don McClean and Without you by Nilsson on the same day in 1972, with money given to me for my 13th birthday, first one is still a favourite today, and always on my MP3

  • Perry Como - a 78 with 'Catch a Falling Star' on one side and 'Magic Moments' on the other.  It cost 7/6 (if you can understand that then you are nearly as old as me image).

  • EG Graham

    An absolute classic mate always been one of my favs!!!


  • MuttleyMuttley ✭✭✭

    Anyone else of, ahem, a certain age remember those LPs on the Hallmark label (I think) that looked like compilations of hits but were actually crappy covers?

    Can't remember how many times I was taken in by them.

  • First vinyl single was Need you tonight by INXS when big bro bought a record player. I think I'd bought a few tapes before that Duran Duran Rio might have been the first tape.
  • Sugar Sugar by the Archies

  • Never Seen A Farmer On A Bike, by John Crisp.

    Well I was only 5 years old! image

  • Tusk - Fleetwood Mac. The album. Oh and it cost £5

    ...and I still have it and still play it.

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Green Door by Shakin Stevens!
  • Arnie & the terminators - I'll be back!
  • Single was Walking on the moon by the Police (their only good tune)image

    Album Pink Floyds the Wall still listen to it as well

  • Muttley wrote (see)

    See my Baby Jive, by Wizzard. Still think it's a great song.


    By amazing coincidence, this was also my first single bought....

    First album bought was Three Sides Live, by Genesis



  • The first album I had abought for me was by the Bay City Rollers and I got it with a second hand record player for my birthday ... about 7 or 8?

    I didn't buy many singles, I used to tape the songs off the top 40 pn Sunday afternoons! But two singles I remeber buying are David Bowie Ashes to Ashes, and Blondie Sunday Girl.
  • Town Called Malice - The Jam, my taste in music went way down after that, and I'm still listening to old 80's tracks when I run..

  • Mickey by Toni Basil.  My mum made me a skirt very similar to the one she wore in the video...I wore it to the school disco image

  • First (tape) boutght for me was either Kylie by Kylie or Bad by Michael Jackson when I was 6 or 7. I also recorded stuff off the radio as I was growing up. I still have some of these tapes now.

  • I bought 2 together 1 quite cool and 1 not so. They were:

    Meatloaf - Dead Ringer for Love and

    Shakin' Stevens - Oh Julie!!

  • It's a long time ago i'm afraid, but I think it was probably "Coz i luv you" by Slade. 

    Muttley - I remember those albums. From memory they were named after "Top of the Pops" ( TOTP 1, 2 , 3 etc) and the cover versions ranged from the not that much worse than the original to the unrecognisable !

    Seem to recall there were a lot of compilation albums around in the '70's - remember K-Tel ?

  • I saved my pocket money for ages to buy The Beates Greatest Hits when I was about 9 years old, which was swapped fairly quickly, with my dad's best mate, for The Animals, House of the Rising Sun.  At that age it seemed like an absolute bargain.  In hindsight, he may just have been really sick of listening to The Beatles at full blast for days on end.

    Having to go to Bolton Market to but St Elmo's Fire for my mother.....that was galling.

  • JT141JT141 ✭✭✭
    It was either Snot Rap by Kenny Everett, or probably Pass The Duchie by Musical Youth. A diddly diddly diddly bom.
  • I also remember buying Now thats what i call music number 6..  I think they are up to about 75 now.


  • radio gaga by queen,

  • popsiderpopsider ✭✭✭

    I bought a 45 of That's What Friends Are For from the Jungle Book from HMV when I was very young - first pop record was Mud Rock volume 1 - a quick google says it came out in '74 so I must have been 6 - my older brother was into them so got into buying records quite early.  Used to like The Sweet and Showaddywaddy too !   

  • PJ & Duncan - let's get ready to rumble image 

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