The VHS single?? Did it only have the song, or was there a music vid in it, as well?
As for owning a VCR. As far as I was aware (born in '89 here), we had two VCRs - one in the living room and one in my room. This was already late 90s, early 2000s. We used to have this HUGE collection of movies on VHS. Then one day something in our house caught fire while we were out. It didn't spread, but it got hot enough to melt just about anything that was made of plastic. Ever seen a partially-melted TV? That was pretty gnarly. Heh! I also remember that we used have this rewinder thing that was shaped like a car. You put in the tape, press a button and the headlights would turn on while it was rewinding. Pretty cool!