Friday, October 5, 2012

CONTEST: Win Beats by Dre Headphones

Congrats to Susan H on winning the headphones!

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. The winner has been emailed. Another winner will be chosen if the winner does not respond withing 24 hours.


I had a conversation the other day about the very first CD I ever owned. It was NSYNC…I know, I know – how is that even possible? I don't know what to tell you, but when I die (as the biggest Backstreet Boys fan on the planet) they will have to state in my eulogy that of all my past grievances – this was probably the worst. I would then have them follow up by saying it was the first CD I OWNED - my brother bought it for me for Christmas – so it is really not as bad as you think. Ugh, never mind – it so is.

Anyways, what is the point of that story and what does it have to do with you winning a set of Beats by Dre In-Ear Headphones? Well let me tell you...to enter the contest you have to tell me the first tape or CD you ever owned and which song from it you played on repeat. If you don't remember you could always lie...but that usually doesn't go over well with the karma boomerang, trust me - I know.

You know part of my answer, but what song did I play on repeat? NONE. Put that in my eulogy, I was so pissed at my brother for buying it for me I don't remember listening to it at all. Suck on that NSYNCers.

Entries must be made by leaving a comment in the comment section below. Please be sure to include your name, email and answer. Contest is open to residents of Canada only (excluding Quebec - why? I don't know, but for some reason people from Quebec aren't allowed to win things from other provinces - I don't make the rules). Contest closes October 17, 2012 at midnight.

XOXO
Jes...

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114 comments:

  1. I was just talking about this the other day with someone, and I think you'll appreciate this: the first cd i ever owned was the Aladdin soundtrack! and the song i listned to on repeat was a toss up between A Friend like Me and a Whole New World (of course)

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    1. I am so jealous. Aladdin is da bomb...however, I am not sure why anyone would listen to A Friend Like Me on Repeat. A Whole New World I can see...but I would have picked Prince Ali as my up tempo.

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  2. Hayley Cooper hayze15@msn.com My first RECORD was Janet Jackson's "Control" (1986) played "Nasty" on repeat. First CD was Salt N Peppa's "Very Necessary" (1993) played "Shoop" and "Whatta Man" on repeat.

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    1. Whatta Man. Nice...I had not ever heard Shoop though. Just listened to it, never again.

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  3. Ernie Wong wongernie99@gmail.com

    My first CD was Much Music dance mix '93. I had Bobby Brown - Humpin' Around, and 2 Unlimited - No Limit on repeat a lot!

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    1. DANCE MIX! Epic...but can we agree that Bobby Brown is one fugly man?

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  4. The first tape I ever owned was Dance Party 95 - solely because it was the only tape that had the Macarena on it at that time.
    I guess that was my favorite song too.

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    1. Macarena: everything that was wrong with the 90s.

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  5. The first CD I ever bought myself was Much Dance 2000. There were a few songs that I would listen to on repeat on there, notably Eminem's "My Name Is", Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop, and my all time favourite Vengaboys "Boom Boom Boom Boom"

    (Charlotte: charlotte.a.campbell@gmail.com

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    1. Vengaboys...they need to get back together - and if they are still together, they need a comeback!

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  6. For whom the Bell tolls from "Ride the Lightning" by Metallica. Amazing song that evokes the right feels in me.

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  7. It's a bit hard to remember that far back my best guess would be Pink Floyd the Wall best song was Comfortably Numb

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    1. I do not know this song so I can't rag on you - plus your name is Bob which means you are probably my elder thus it would be extremely rude of me to make fun of your answer.

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    2. I tried to think of the first tape I bought but thats going back into the late 70's. I was the first among my friends to own a CD player when they first came out in the early 80's,

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    3. BOB...enough of your excuses - and stop bragging about how rich your parents were. It's tacky.

      Also - you are yet to be entered in the contest as I see no email address in either of your answers.

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    4. I wish I was a rich kid I cut a lot lawns and shoveled a lot of driveways to buy my gear

      Heres my email

      technobob420(at)yahoo(dot)ca

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  8. I can't believe I'm admitting this, but my first TAPE was new kids on the block. Listened to step by step more times than was probably healthy. Oh god kill me now. Email is my name entered @ the url entered.

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    1. Chanie - we could have been friends if you hadn't been ashamed of your boy band love. Own that shit.

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  9. My first CD was Madonna, The Immaculate Collection. I listened to Vogue over and over. That was way back when it was still okay for Madonna to wear those outfits. Now it is just a little bit creepy...like your grandmother running around in her underwear.
    Jennifer

    allytcat@hotmail.com

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    1. Madge is a lot creepy these days.

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  10. My very first CD was "Beelzebubba" by The Dead Milkmen. The song I played over and over was "Sri Lanka Sex Hotel".

    Not a word of a lie.

    eiriknospam@gmail.com

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  11. Honestly it is hard for me to remember but I think it was a Police cd - Synchronicity II

    Brenda Witherspoon
    brendawitherspoon at hotmail dot com

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    1. Every breath you take was on that album. I approve of this message.

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  12. First tape I ever owned, which was given to me for my birthday from my Grandma was Middle of Nowhere by Hanson and I listened to three songs over and over again, "mmmbop", "Yearbook" and "I Will Come to You".

    Just sucked that it was a tape and the three songs were not one after another.

    Amymary.s@hotmail.com

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    1. Ah the era of rewind. Kids these days don't know what they are missing.

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  13. My first Album I ever Owned was Linkin Park Hybrid Theory. I was never allowed to buy music because of my parents so I bought this album without my parents knowing haha WINNING!!! The song's I had on repeat was Crawling, and In the End.

    keesfralick@hotmail.com

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    1. I'll cry for your lack of a childhood if you can cry for mine.

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  14. The first tape I ever owned was The Head On the Door by The Cure .. I bought it because I loved the song Close To Me .. that I played over and over and over again. I loved that tape, wore it out ! I was 12 years old ... 26 years later and I still love The Cure !!

    heatherholmberg@hotmail.com

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    1. Loyalty is rare these days Heather - DO NOT LET YOUR LOVE DIE!

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  15. Aerosmith - Get a Grip and I listened to Livin on the Edge on repeat!!

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    1. Ah, the days when Steven Tyler's skin was still relatively on his face.

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  16. I was lucky to get two tapes the first time I bought an album. No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom & The Score by The Fugees. The two songs I had on repeat were "Don't Speak" and of course "Killing Me Softly". :D

    Email: canadadrygreentea (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. TWO TAPES?! Gawd, did your parents buy you a car too for your 16th birthday?! #spoiled #yesIusedahashtaginacomment

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  17. My first tape was Listen Without Prejudice by George Michael. Song on repeat was "They Won't Go When I Go".

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    1. Was this still around the time when chicks thought they had a chance with Georgy?

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  18. michael jackson, beat it

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    1. Note to anyone else who thinks this is a valid entry - it is not. 3 things: NAME, ANSWER, EMAIL. I don't know how some people manage to get out of bed in the morning.

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  19. My first CD was SPICE Girls "Spice" album. I played Wannabe over and over again.

    ghostsofdecember(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. "Yo, I'll tell you what I want what I really really want..." Ah, the sound of my formative years.

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  21. My first cd was spice world. I played the song too much over and over again.

    legend_of_the_wolf@hotmail.com

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    1. But WHO was your favorite Spice Girl?! Some things are more important than a song Giahung!


      (Just kidding - this entry is valid)

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  22. My First cd was Our Lady Peace - Clumsy. The whole album was on repeat

    Ronaldlic@gmail.com

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    1. This was the one with superman drowning in a pool right? Good shit.

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  23. Funny for me it was a first album and it was the partridge family lol , my first CD was when I was a teenager and it was the band "traffic" I loved the song Dear Mr fantasy
    roswello at hotmail dot com

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    1. Traffic...(pause)...I googled them. Legit.

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  24. karma chameleon Wham sharonnekatz@hotmail.com It is awesome.

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    1. Whatever you say Sharon, whatever you say.

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  25. Rebecca Arboly / soundsofdaylight@gmail.com / Backstreet Boys - Backstreet's Back

    I was ten years old and my mom finally bought us our very first CD player from Zellers. I was so excited but realized we had no cd's (yes we were pretty slow with the times) so we begged her for the new BSB cd. I had "As Long as You Love Me" on repeat.

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    1. OH EM JEE REBECCA. I think we should be friends. BSB 4 LIFE! Best.

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  26. My first cassette tape was Snow! haha Obviously the song on repeat was Informer.
    Lisa Johnson doublelj17@hotmail.com

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    1. Ah yes, the Canadian Reggae singer. God only knows why our country didn't produce more of them...

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  27. The first cd i ever owned was Prozzak and i used to play sucks to be you on repeat

    brandonforsyth@live.ca

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    1. You know what Brandon - it sucks to be you.

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  28. My first CD I've ever owned was the Black album by Metallica; I used to listen to Enter Sandman on repeat.

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    1. Awesome33333, you know what isn't awesome? This invalid entry. (and your musical tastes.)

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  29. First CD: Please hammer don't hurt em
    song: U can't touch this

    francis vinh
    francis.vinh1@gmail.com

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    1. Hammer pants make the world a better place.

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  30. Anne Murry Animal Crackers lol that was the first tape I owned and I played it on repeat as a 4year old.

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    1. I think I blocked from my memory any music from before I was 10...it was all garbage ABC's and colour bullshit.

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    1. What the hell is that? Oh and also - not a valid entry.

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  32. first cd was pink, Missundaztood
    song i played over and over Just Like a Pill..those were good years

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    1. P!nk is dope. I'd never say otherwise...cause she'd probably punch me in the face.

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  33. Ka Hong Chau. the_cool_dude28@hotmail.com. Backstreet boys cassette tape, I want it that way.

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    1. You were still buying tapes when Millennium came out? ARE YOU SURE?! I don't want to completely discredit you as a liar, but damn - sucks to be you. But good song choice.

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  34. Andrew Pham
    apham17 at gmail dot com

    The first tape I have ever owned was Smashing Pumpkins
    "Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness" and the song that I constantly put on repeat was 1979 =)

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    1. Did Billy Corgan still have hair then? I could never picture it.

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  35. My first CD was MJ's Number Ones. I'd repeat quite a few of the songs, but the best was "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" =P

    Dave Cao
    g.alonso45@gmail.com

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    1. If you had MJ's number ones...does that mean you never bought any of his other albums cause you assumed you were already listening to the best? Hope not.

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  37. My first cd was C+C Music Factory and the song i kept on repeat was Everybody Dance Now.
    helderh@live.com

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    1. Now this song will be stuck in my head for the remainder of the evening. Great.

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  38. I can't remember the first tape I owned. BTW, constantly repeating a song on tape is hard as you will have to keep hitting the rewind and FF button just right. As for my first CD, it's probably Yo-Yo Ma / Bobby McFerrin's "Hush". It's incredible and unique what those two can make together.
    henrycalibre8 at gmail dot com

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    1. Henry, I didn't make a contest so you could argue with me about the hardships of our youth. If you had a favorite song you just had to remember how many seconds to hold down your rewind button and you were good to go. Geez, don't be so lazy.

      I would also like to point out that your answer sounded pretty pretentious. I'm not saying YOU are pretentious, just your choice (it would be rude of me to assume, as I do not know you).

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  39. My first tape that I ever had was Michael Jackson's Dangerous. I had "Black and White" and the song from Free Willy "Will You Be There" on REPEAT. It used to drive my parents crazy!

    Email:
    strawberry_milk23 at hotmail dot com.

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    1. Yeaaaaaa http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIzQyskCEPs

      Free Willy 2 was bunk though...I think we can all agree on this, yes?

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  40. My first tape was 1984 by VAN HALEN...might as well JUMP!
    wawazat2001@gmail.com

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  41. My first CD I ever owned was by Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning glory? I replayed the track "roll with it" over and over and over again, i think it was track 2!

    Dave Pyle davidpyle@shaw.ca

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    1. HOLY HELL DAVE YOU KNOW THE TRACK NUMBER?! You know that wasn't part of the entry right? No extra points for mind blowing memory.

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  42. first tape was the first backstreet boys album. i listened to the whole thing over and over again

    lisaandkevin@yahoo.ca

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    1. After seeing all the BSB 'first tape/CD' owners I am wondering if you are all just appealing to my obvious love for the boys...IT WILL NOT WORK. I literally put all your names in a hat and draw.

      But if it WAS really your first tape - I applaud you and hope that the 'andKevin' part of your email address is because you loved Kevin so much.

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  43. The first cd that I ever got was the same day my sister got her first cd as well. She got Spice Girls 'Spice' and I got No Doubt's 'Tragic Kingdom'. I always played Spiderwebs over and over and over again! I still have it in my house, of course its scratched to hell, but that just means I loved it so much.

    Simon Phanthathirath
    simonphanthathirath@hotmail.com

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    1. Simon, I wanted to write a really witty reply to the fact that you are still carting around a scratched CD...but I noticed that it is snowing outside and it completely took the wit right out of my life.

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  44. One of the first Cds I have ever owned was Black Eyed Peas. I loved the song Don't Phunk With My Heart

    frankburcu(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Don't phunk with my heart while we get retarded in here - am I right or am I right?

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  45. Super Trouper by ABBA, on their Super Trouper album.

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  47. carolina.bonetti@hotmail.com

    Carolina Bonetti

    Micheal Jackson- Thriller

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    1. Carolina, it's not like I don't believe you, but why is it that pretty much every single one of the entries in this contest are CDs that are major hits and would be look down by no one? I can't make fun of the fact that you had an MJ album. It's chapping my ass.

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  48. First tape I owned was Bon Jovi and I played Never Say Goodbye continuously for weeks on end.

    Jonnie H

    dftrew(at)gmail(dot)com

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  49. U2 the Joshua Tree was the first CD I ever had, and I played Streets have No name over and over and over and still love it to this day!!
    Rebecca R
    rebthecatsitter at gmail dot com

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    1. DO your friends call you Rebby? Or do you not have any thus you resort to 'cat sitting'? Just kidding...just cause you like cats doesn't mean you don't have friends...right?

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  50. The very first album I have ever owned was Linken Park's meteora, and the song I loved to play over and over was numb.

    Kelvin Leung
    kelvin94.leung@gmail.com

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    1. Did you like Hoobastank? I liked Hoobastank more thank Linkin Park...which you clearly didn't like too too much as you don't even know how to spell Linkin, or Calvin for that matter (I'd blame your parents for that one though).

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  51. Pearl Jam - Ten: Even Flow
    <3 Eddie!

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    1. Eddie is very dope Dana. I agree. I also lurve his solo shit. Don't know it? Don't talk to me.

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  52. can't remember the first tape, but i think the first CD was madonna's erotica - and i listened to 'deeper and deeper' a lot.
    jen s.
    lelalacc athotmail dotcom

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  53. First CD I ever owned was Salt n Pepa and I literally repeated 'Shoop' every 3 minutes. What a great birthday!

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  54. First CD I ever bought was The Lion King Soundtrack back in the day... I think it was Hakuna Matata on repeat.

    mesosmrt at gmail dot com

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  55. This is good.
    First Tape, I bought it with my lunch money on the playground from a friend for $5
    was: Smashing Pumpkins - Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness there were so many good tracks on that album from zero to bullet with butterfly wings but ultimately the track I had on repeat most was 1979... (no idea why)

    Jason
    theneuronparty at gmail (will do)
    or on twitter: @androidsummer

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  56. Candi - Candi is the first ever cd I even owned. We even joined her fan club back then.

    http://www.discogs.com/Candi-Candi/release/723755

    I kept on playing her songs "Under your spell".

    Gary Lin luckythepig at gmail

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  57. First tape I ever bought was Bryan Adams, constantly playing the Summer of 69! lange_ashley(at)yahoo.com

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  58. Simon and Garfunkel's Greatest Hits - The Boxer

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  59. ariel
    cac25 at sfu dot ca

    britney spears baby one more time

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  60. Remember OMC? How Bizarre? Yeah, that CD. Yeah that song. Still know all the words!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lJrkeMQhHc

    bernadettsaraceni@gmail.com

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  61. My first cd was 'Life After Death' from The Notorious B.I.G. And the track I burned on that cd was 'Notorious Thugs'
    Juan Rodriguez
    jrodriguez181@gmail.com

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  62. Ikenna Nwauwa
    icknwauwa15@gmail.com

    First cd was confessions by usher and the song i couldnt stop repeating was Bad Girl by Usher. :)

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