Well this news makes me feel old: Sony has officially discontinued the Walkman. To be fair, I didn't even realize that Sony was still making them (when was the last time you spotted a cassette player in Best Buy?), but I'm feeling a bit nostalgic for the beloved gadget of my youth.
Now I'm busy reminiscing about the first tapes from my collection. I'm not talking about mix tapes (though those were also great), but the singles or compilations from the "hot" artists at the time. I fondly recall constantly rewinding Debbie Gibson's "Only in my Dreams," and my Mariah Carey tapes got a lot of play as well. After you take a few moments of silence for the Walkman, tell me: what were the first cassette tapes in your collection?