Top 10 Songs that Were the First Song You Heard by a Music Artist

This is if you remember what was the first song you ever heard by an artist. From my experience, not always the first song is their best song.

You can also tell us how it happened - whether you heard it on the radio, somebody gave you a CD, sent you a link, and so on. Did you like this first song? Did this song remain your favorite song by this artist or later you discovered songs you liked better?

The Top Ten

1 Knife Party - Deftones
2 Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

This actually was the first Pink Floyd song I heard, my grandma sang it to us fro not eating our food. - Lucretia

3 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Mine was actually Karma Police

4 Painkiller - Judas Priest

I think it was Behind The Realm Of Death or something, don't remember the exact title, but this was the second. - Lucretia

When I first heard this song I loved Judas Priest Forever - christangrant

This song got me into metal - Neonco31

5 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

When I first got into metal, and I heard the riffs, that riff was the most complicated riff I had ever heard. And things like this took my attention towards Iron Maiden. - zxm

Hallowed Be Thy Name was my first, I think. But this song is good also. - Lucretia

A friend played this song for me. Then gave me the album. Love for life. Later I liked better HBTN but The Trooper is still maybe my #2. - Metal_Treasure

6 Buddy Holly - Weezer
7 We Will Rock You - Queen
8 Walk - Pantera

I believe this was the first Pantera song I heard and I really liked it and the rest is history as a lot of people know Pantera is my favorite band - christangrant

9 Lunar Wilderness - Between the Buried and Me
10 Sober - Tool

The Contenders

11 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Of course, it's their only well known song. - Lucretia

My first song of DP. - zxm

12 Honey Bucket - Melvins
13 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Still #1 Deep Purple track for me. Later discovered many songs - to me Perfect Strangers is probably #1, too. - Metal_Treasure

14 The Talisman - Iron Maiden
15 Alison Hell - Annihilator

A friend told me about this song and band. Still in my top 5 favorite Annihilator songs. - Metal_Treasure

16 Enter Sandman - Metallica

The first Metallica song I heard. - SteelCity99

First I heard, when I was 7 I think. it was this or seek and destroy. - EliHbk

17 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

For me, Black Dog, I used to like this band a lot more. - Lucretia

18 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

My first Whitesnake song I heard. I heard it on the radio one day going to school...I actually didn't get to hear half the song because my mom changed the station because she didn't want to hear the song. But I liked what I heard so much, I immediately went and found the song and listened to it...ever since then I've loved the song, probably one of my favorite songs ever. After that, I started listening to other Whitesnake songs, which I also loved (Whitesnake is probably my second favorite hard rock band), and while Here I Go Again is probably my favorite of theirs still, other Whitesnake songs come very close to a favorite as well. - Element119

One of the first songs I heard on the radio, which was around 10-11 years ago. Still nostalgic to this day. - wrests

This song really moved me. Currently my favorite Whitesnake song is Crying In The Rain. - Metal_Treasure

I have heard this song on my moms car radio sense I was a little kid. - Lucretia

19 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

Made me check out their discography, still one of my favorite songs by them. - Metal_Treasure

20 Seek & Destroy - Metallica

This was the first Metal and Metallica song I heard after that I fell in love with the band - christangrant

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Top Remixes (8)

1. Knife Party - Deftones
2. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
3. Buddy Holly - Weezer
1. The Talisman - Iron Maiden
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth
1. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
3. Back in Black - AC/DC

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