My First Columbia House Music Club Shipment in 1982

It was 1982 and I was about to make my first big foray into 80s music. I had just received a hand me down record player/stereo and my parents had finally relented and allowed me to join The Columbia House Music Club. This was the album by mail club where you receive 8 free albums just for joining up. MTV did not exist in my area of the country, so I was dependant on the radio to help me decide what albums to order. Below were the choices I made:

REO Speedwagon – Hi InfidelityREO Speedwagon Hi Ifedelity Album

Top Songs

“Don’t Let Him Go”
“Keep On Loving You”
“In Your Letter”
“Take It on the Run”

Queen – Greatest HitsQueen - Greatest Hits Album

Top Songs- All of them! But for the 80s it would be..

“Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
“Another One Bites The Dust”

Styx – Paradise TheaterStyx Paradise Theater Album

Top Songs

“Rockin’ the Paradise”
“Too Much Time on My Hands”
“The Best of Times”

Foreigner – 4Foreigner 4 album

Top Songs

“Juke Box Hero”
“Waiting for a Girl Like You”

Journey – EscapeJourney Escape Album

Top Songs

“Don’t Stop Believin”
“Stone in Love”
“Who’s Crying Now”
“Open Arms”

J Geils Band – Freeze FrameJ Geils band Feeze Frame Album

Top Songs

“Angel in Blue”

Billy Joel – Glass HousesBilly Joel Glass Houses Album

Top Songs

“You May Be Right”
“Sometimes a Fantasy”
“Don’t Ask Me Why”
“It’s Still Rock and Roll to Me”

Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘n’ RollJoan Jett - I Love Rock 'n' Roll Album

Top Songs

“I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”
“Crimson and Clover”

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