Bookmarking all your old first albums for this week's Buzzworthy challenge seemed like it was a fun way to think back on those first few albums you chose as a hip kid (well, you probably thought you were super hip at the time!). It was often hilarious to peruse the titles you bookmarked, especially since I'd forgotten all about some of these musicians! Others (like The Backstreet Boys) continue to haunt us to this day with their "comebacks." Yeesh. Here are some of the albums that stood out to me, and after the jump you can check out a widget with all the albums that were bookmarked.
Debbie Gibson, Out of the Blue
firedancyr7's paragraph accompanying this Buzzworthy selection is hilariously familiar: "Imagine me as an 8 year old kid with a side pony-tail and HUGE earings that no 8 year old should be wearing with ripped calf length black tights under a hot pink ruffled skirt, two pairs of socks so the crazy colors on both could show AND my purple jellies that made me feel like I was wearing princess shoes. I would dance around the room singing 'Only In My Dreams' as if I had written the song itself. Don't you kind of miss that wholesome childhood pop?"
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I'm pretty sure preteen girls still screech along to "Summer Nights" at junior high dances today. Sweet Tea says this about her bookmark: "The first album that I made my parents buy me...I wore out their first LP — I still know all of these songs by heart."
A woman of my own heart, Advah selected this title and writes, "I've been a massive U2 fan for over 14 years now, and I remember being incredibly proud when I managed to gather enough money to go and buy my very first album, which was War, to listen to on my very first stereo (which was actually my big brother's old stereo). I seriously love this album, it still sounds amazing, and I still get nostalgy goosebumps every time I listen to it!"