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OK! Editors Share Their First Album Ever. What Was Yours?

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Jan. 28 2015, Updated 6:39 p.m. ET

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You never forget your first album, which suddenly lets you own your favorite music—and play it incessantly.

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Ace of Base

Ace Of Base

"Mine was Ace of Base—you better believe that first album still holds up!"—Lea Palmieri, Video Editor

Alanis Morsette

Alanis Morsette

"Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill,' duh!"—Kelli Acciardo, Deputy Editor

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Beastie Boys, License to Kill

Beastie Boys License to Ill

"On vinyl, I got Beastie Boys' 'License to Ill' for Hannukah. My sweet grandma Molly (may she RIP) had no idea what she was giving me—she just knew these were the gifts I requested that year because I was obsessed and didn't understand any of the lyrics at that time anyway!"—Lauren Brown, Site Director

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Big Willie Style

Big Willie Style

"The first CD I ever bought (with birthday money) was Will Smith's 'Big Willie Style,' and I did for sure get 'jiggy wit it' at the ripe age of 8 years old."—Nicole Solofsky, Photo Editor

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Brandy

Brandy

"My very first CD was Brandy's self-titled debut album. It came out in 1994 but I think I might've gotten it a few years later when I was old enough (aka, like, 10) to appreciate it, but I remember 'Baby' was my favorite song ever."—Haley Longman, Entertainment Editor

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Britney Spears, Baby One More Time

Britney Spears Baby One More TIme

"My first CD was Britney Spear's '…Baby One More Time.' If only I had a nickel for every time I listened to that album, I'd be one rich girl!"—Jillian Kirby, Assistant Editor

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Come on Over

Come On Over

"One Christmas, I got Shania Twain's 'Come On Over' and 'SpiceWorld' at the same time. I obviously made up dance routines to multiple songs on both albums and would listen constantly on my pink, sparkly portable CD player!"—Alexandra D'Aluisio, Editorial Intern

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Falling Into You

Falling into you

"The first I received as a gift was definitely Celine Dion, 'Falling into You.' I listened to that CD all day, every day. My friends and I would sing it all dramatic as if we were in that music video with the thunderstorm."—Nicole Solofsky, Photo Editor

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Fantasy

Fantasy

"For one birthday, I got Mariah Carey's 'Daydream' album on both CD and tape, so 1995 was clearly a significant technological crossroads. I rewarded my parents for their kindness by playing 'Fantasy' 156 times a day."—Kaitlin Menza, Senior Editor

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Jock Jams 2

Jock Jams 2

"Jock James Volume 2. I have vivid memories of dancing so hard to 'No Limit' by myself in my bedroom that I required a shower and a trip to the kitchen to quench my thirst. I know what you're thinking, and yes—I was probably wearing Umbros."—Emily Kanoff, Social Media Manager

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Madonna's Like a Virgin

Madonna Like A Virgin

"For my 7th birthday I got Madonna's 'Like a Virgin' tape along with a Betty Boop sweatshirt and red leggings—it was a banner year! Prior to that my mom would take me to the library where I would check out vinyl records like Rick Springfield and Madonna's first album."—Kelly Bryant, OK! Writer

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