Trying to record with Audacity..pls help


I am trying to record something from myspace, with audacity, and i have a laptop.
but when i go to play in audacity, the recording sounds horrible, too soft and sounds like a microphone
i want it to have the quality of the song i recorded, any ideas?

my brother was saying something about mono out or changing something to mono out

for a start i couldnt find the mono out settings on my laptop (using vista)

i think its already on mono out on audacity, but how do i know for sure??

any help will be appreciated

many thanks