(As of Aug. 21st 2009)
In 7th grade I was told they were a punk band, and then i saw their article for paranoid android in the "500 Greatest Rock Songs" in Rolling Stone. Boy i was in for a wonderful suprise
First Song: Paranoid Android
Favorite Song: Pyramid Song
Heard "Santeria" on the radio as a child. Rediscovered my love for the song on a TV commercial for something like "I Love the 90's Alt." Bought their Greatest Hits
First Song: Santeria
3. The Shins
Heard the hype of the Garden State soundtrack when it first came out, Fell in love with "New Slang"
First song: New Slang
Favorite Song:New Slang
4. The Beatles
I've listened to The Beatles since i was a baby.
First memory of listening to the Beatles: Hey Jude
Favorite Song: Here Comes the Sun
5. Led Zeppelin
In 6th grade I was really into Classic Rock, but the only two bands i knew were AC/DC and Van Halen, so i asked my dad for similar bands and he recomended Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, etc...
First Song: Communication Breakdown
Favorite Song:Immigrant Song
6. Modest Mouse
Some kids i knew in middle school gave me a CD full of crap like My Chemical Romance and whatnot, but managed to put one good song on there "Ocean Breathes Salty" by Modest Mouse
First Song: Ocean Breathes Salty
Favorite Song: Gravity Rides Everything
7. Rise Against
My good buddy Garrett was in love with them, and since we have a mutual agreement of hatred on each others music, i didn't give them a try, After Guitar Hero 2, i started to warm up to them, and eventually discovered their amazing lyrics
First Song: Prayer of the Refugee
Favorite Song: Survive
8. Pink Floyd
Read about "Dark Side of the Moon," being the album with the most copies sold, so i picked up the album for a flight. Listened to it on repeat on my cd player for hours.
First Song: Speak to Me/Breathe
Favorite Song: Comfortably Numb
My friend Jesse had "Give It Up" on a mix CD, got into them after my ska mode.
They really shouldn't be my number 9, but at the time i loved them.
First Song: Give It Up
Favorite Song: Tradewinds
10. The Strokes
Heard "Juicebox" the day it came out, I liked the riff, Downloaded it along with "Last Nite"
First song: Juicebox
Favorite Song: Razorblade
11. Death Cab For Cutie
Heard "Soul Meets Body" on 94.9 it was recomended so it was on all the time, (when it first came out) I was in love with this song.
First Song: Soul Meets Body
Favorite Song: I Will Follow You Into The Dark
5th grade talent show, someone played air guitar to "All the Small Things"
Got into them when someone gave me a mix CD with "Dumpweed"
First Song: All the Small Things
Favorite Song: Dumpweed
13. Rage Against the Machine
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 on Nintendo 64, They had the song "Guerilla Radio."
Got into them when i had an epiphony.
First Song: Guerilla Radio
Favorite Song: Bullet in the Head
Sadly in 4th grade i owned a Now Volume (i believe 7 at the time). It had the song "Drive," probablly the only good song on there.
First Song: Drive
Favorite Song: Pardon Me
15. Jack Johnson
Heavy Radio Play on my parents Adult Alternative Station
First Song: Bubble Toes
Favorite Song: Mediocre Bad Guys
Recomended by Napster for some ska band.
First Song: Starry Night
Favorite Song: A Little More Time
17. The Misfits
Recomended for The Ramones, and I liked the cover art, so i bought their cd before listening to them.
First Song: Last Caress
Favorite Song: Helena
Heard "Summer Babe (Winter Version)" on the Radio as a kid, Didn't know who it was until my older cousin introduced them to me.
First Song: Summer Babe (Winter Version)
Favorite Song: Trigger Cut/Wounded-Kite At:17
19. Pearl Jam
Radio play on my parents Adult Alternative radio station
First Song: Jeremy
Favorite Song: Off He Goes
20. The Rolling Stones
Heard "You Can't Always Get What You Want," on TV
Discovered I liked them when on vacation and hearing "Paint It Black"
First Song: You Can't Always Get What You Want
Favorite Song: Beast of Burden
21. The Ramones
Saw someone at school with their t-shirt and so I checked them out.
First Song: Blitzkrieg Bop
Favorite Song: Bonzo Goes to Bitburg
22. Rx Bandits
Recomended here on Last.fm
First Song: Only For The Night
Favorite Song: Sell You Beautiful
23. The Cure
Radio play on parents station with "Lovesong", "Just Like Heaven," "Friday I'm In Love," & "Pictures of You"
First Song: (One of the 4 above)
Favorite Song: Close to Me
I saw the video for "Stinkfist" on MTV 2 one day
First Song: Stinkfist
Favorite Song: Ticks & Leeches
25. Bright Eyes
A friend burned me a mix CD with a couple of their songs on it.
First Song: At the Bottom of Everything
Favorite Song: It's Cool We Can Still Be Friends