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The ‘Cassingle’ is 26 Years Old!

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Raise your hands! Who bought 45s? OK, the numbers are slim. How about a cassette single or “cassingle?” Again, raise your hands…On March 13 back in 1987, the first commercially released “cassingle” hit the store shelves. Oddly, looking back, it wasn’t that big of a hit on the charts. The song was ‘Heat of the Night’ by Bryan Adams.

What are a few of the cassingles you’ve bought? I remember having a ton back in the early 90’s including: Soup Dragons’ ‘Divine Thing,’ KLF’s ‘3 AM Eternal’ and GnR’s ‘You Could Be Mine’ from ‘Terminator 3′. Remember 3Rd Bass’ ‘Pop Goes The Weasel’ and Biz Markie’s ‘Just A Friend?’ I owned them too.

A few I’m embarrassed I bought and owned are Paula Abdul’s ‘Promise of A New Day,’ Lidell Townsell’s ‘Nu Nu’ and Celine Dion’s ‘Where Does My Heart Beat Now?’  I’m sure there are many others that don’t come to mind.

I used to buy Def Leppard cassingles for the “B” sides. Then Def Leppard came out with an album of their “B” sides. Looking back, those cassingles were wasted money.

Another downside to cassingles was they didn’t really fit in the traditional cassette cases as they were usually just packaged in cardboard sleeves.

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