Friday, 6 July 2012

Look what I found in my loft... fantastic 80s albums!


I've been sorting through the endless boxes of stuff stored in my loft over the past few days and I found my beloved 80s albums!

Wham 'Fantastic'! I absolutely loved wham and this album is very precious to me because it was a present from my grandmother. Shirlie Kemp has a beautiful blog which is well worth reading - I love her style. This album is my favourite.

A-Ha were another band I loved. 

Next is the Housemartins. I loved this band and went on to love The Beautiful South too.

I love Madonna's music, but only the older stuff - my ipod is full of it!

Scritti Politti weren't one of my original favourites, but I did love their music and still do.

No one could understand me liking Bronski Beat, but I went on to love The Communards. I saw them at the Oxford Apollo in 1987.

These are just a small snippet of my singles collection:
*Tina Turner*
*Band Aid*
*Thompson Twins* (reminds me of babysitting)
*Whitney Houston*
*Tears for Fears* (my friend bought me this for my 14th birthday)
*Frankie Goes to Hollywood*
*A-HA* (I played this song over and over again!)

The first single I ever owned was by Dollar 'Shooting Star' - sadly I have no idea what happened to my copy. It was a birthday present when I was about 6 or 7.

The first single that I bought with my own money was Nick Heyward 'Blue Hat for a Blue Day' I can actually remember going to buy this in High Wycombe.

The first album I owned is pictured above; Wham 'Fantastic'

The first album I bought myself was the a-ha one.

Sadly I don't have a record player :-(
So I store my records in the loft and look at them every now and then. They hold positive memories for me. Music has been and always will be very important to me.

What was your first single or album

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  1. Hi, what good taste in music, missus. V similar to mine! The first single I ever bought with my own fair hands was Way Down by Elvis in 1977! Eek!

    1. Hi,

      Thanks so much for your comment, it's good to know that I'm not just talking to myself!

      My husband loves Elvis, so we have many CDs but no vinyl albums.

      I like music from the 70s, 80s and 90s, but I love the 80s (reliving my teenage years)

      Mandy xxx

  2. Because I am very old (!) the first single I bought was 'Stranger on the Shore' by Acker Bilk. It cost me five shillings (now 25p) in about 1961. The first LP I had was 'A Hard Day's Night' by the Beatles (of course). I still have both.

    1. Hi, thank you so much for your comment!

      I've got several Beatles albums (on CD)and on my ipod. My music taste spans from the 60s to the 90s.

      Mandy x