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My First Single

Published 12/04/2011 | 05:00

Single lovers: (Clockwise from top left) Sean Moncrieff, Alison Curtis, Larry Gogan, Paul McLoone, Karen Koster and Dan Hegarty

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Sean Moncrieff

Newstalk 106

'Ballroom Blitz' by the The Sweet. It featured the poptastic hook 'It's, it's...a ballroom blitz'. Klass with a capital K.

Paul McLoone

Today FM

The first single I bought was 'Stand And Deliver' by Adam And The Ants in 1981. Brilliant song from one of the all time great pop stars. Its B-side was a typically spirited paean to the joys of S&M entitled 'Beat My Guest'.


Karen Koster


Embarrassingly my first ever single was Kylie's 'I Should Be So Lucky'.

I remember being devastated when I left it out in the sun, and the record melted and became completely unplayable!

Dan Hegarty


We didn't have a record player when I was a kid, so the first single I bought was 'Drag My Bad Name Down' by The 4 Of Us on cassette single, which I still have somewhere."

Alison Curtis

Phantom 105.2

We didn't buy singles as often in North America as albums. But I was obsessed with INXS in grade seven and loved the album Kick.

I stencilled their name onto all my pencil cases and binders -- it's what you did. So I did go and buy 'New Sensation' when it was released as a single.

larry gogan


The first single I bought was Elvis Presley's 'Jailhouse Rock'. I used to listen to Radio Luxembourg and couldn't believe the sound of this man. It just leaped out of the radio.

If I was a teenager today I think I'd miss the feel of the record and the fun of going to parties with your box of records. I suppose they get a kick putting all their tracks on their iPods.

Irish Independent

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