February Challenge - The first single you ever bought

February 5, 2012 11:58 AM

Feb's challenge is pretty darn simple. What was the first single you ever bought? Cover it!

If you never bought a single, choose something off the first album, CD, download, whatever.

Tag your entry 'mefimusicchallenge' and 'firstsingle'.

In other news, I'm absolutely swamped with work and other stuff at the moment and finding it hard to be timely with the challenge stuff, so if someone would like to take over for a while, I'd be really grateful.
posted by unSane (20 comments total)

I'm trying to remember whether my first single was this or this. Either way I suspect hilarity ensues. Also, both have kettle drums!
posted by unSane at 12:03 PM on February 5, 2012

Oh man. This is gonna be interesting.
posted by koeselitz at 4:58 PM on February 6, 2012

uhoh. hm. dare I inflict this upon the world?
posted by dubold at 5:06 AM on February 7, 2012

well, here it is.
posted by dubold at 9:46 AM on February 7, 2012 [2 favorites]

I don't think I've ever bought a single. The first album I ever bought...that I can do, but I'll have to wait until I've finished moving, and it'll have to take a back seat to the RPM album.
posted by askmeaboutLOOM at 7:34 PM on February 7, 2012

I have given this much thought and I regret to inform all of you that I will not, in fact, be covering "Hooked on Classics."
posted by Karlos the Jackal at 7:56 PM on February 7, 2012

posted by unSane at 7:58 PM on February 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

I have given this much thought and I regret to inform all of you that I will not, in fact, be covering "Hooked on Classics."

OH MAN. i had totally forgotten about this, and listening right now is inducing some musical-madeline flashback involving a cassette boombox and one of those acrylic blankets with the massive satin binding.

I really, really want an acapella rendition..
posted by dubold at 2:12 AM on February 8, 2012

Oh, I think I found mine. It's off the first album I bought and I've wanted to cover it for YEARS.
posted by unSane at 9:15 AM on February 8, 2012

Pretty sure my first CD was Linkin Park, so....
posted by Corduroy at 5:55 PM on February 8, 2012

I'm like 95% sure I won't get around to covering this, so I'll just say that I'm pretty sure the first single I bought--I'd bought a couple of albums before that, I think--was Jerk Out. I cannot for the life of me remember why.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:54 AM on February 9, 2012

Pretty sure my first CD was Linkin Park

Ha, a Corduroy cover of that would be a thing of wonder.

The comments on that video are something else, even for BoobTube.
posted by unSane at 10:41 AM on February 9, 2012

seriously, I would love to hear Linkin Park swathed in Corduroy. DO IT.
posted by dubold at 12:28 PM on February 9, 2012

I got most of mine tracked today but vocals will have to wait until I recover from flu.

It's been an interesting journey of discovery because as I was tracking the different parts I realized this song pretty much informed my whole musical development. So it's like the ur-unSane track.
posted by unSane at 3:26 PM on February 10, 2012

talk about a setup... i'm on tenterhooks here! tenterhooks!
posted by dubold at 6:46 PM on February 11, 2012

Ha, don't get your hopes up. Talk about cheap music!
posted by unSane at 6:49 PM on February 11, 2012

Oh man. Man oh man. So my first was an album, not a single, on cassette, but I was definitely motivated in large part there by the big single on it: Hero, by Mariah Carey.

The idea of covering that is a lot to grapple with.
posted by cortex at 2:14 PM on February 14, 2012 [2 favorites]

Blam. I'm not sure if I'm happy with it, precisely, but it's done now and also the theremin may have permanently damaged my upper-midrange hearing.
posted by cortex at 1:07 PM on February 29, 2012

Just noticed the challenge, downloaded the song ("Substitute", The Who) and noticed it was for February. Alas, alak. What's up for March?
posted by davejay at 8:41 AM on March 2, 2012

Challenges remain open an extra month these days - so have at it.

I'll put the Feb challenge up today.
posted by unSane at 8:44 AM on March 2, 2012

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