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 Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd

Lol true. - Misfire

This was actually the first Pink Floyd song I remember hearing. - allamassal

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2 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Mine was Flash of the Blade, followed by Hallowed Be Thy Name. - Metarock

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

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

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3 We Will Rock You - Queen

I'm not sure what mine was, to be honest. - Misfire

Where's Bohemian Rhapsody? That was my first one. This was my second

For me I can't remember if it was this or Bohemian Rhapsody. - allamassal

Another One Bites the Dust did it for me. Having said that, it's not their best work by any means. - Gg2000

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4 Painkiller - Judas Priest

I think Breaking the Law was my first by these guys, but Painkiller is definitely better in my opinion. - Metarock

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

This song got me into metal - Neonco31

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5 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Mine was Child in time - Userguy44

My first song of DP. - zxm

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6 Knife Party - Deftones UListen to Sample
7 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Lol mine was creep

Mine was Street Spirit - Userguy44

Mine was actually Karma Police

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8 The Final Countdown - Europe

It's the only song by them I know. Lol - Misfire

Yes, that was the 1st song by them I ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

I eventually realized they had other great songs. But this is still great. - jrodz

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9 Enter Sandman - Metallica

I think my first Metallica song was the unforgiven - InsertCleverName

Was mine. - ParasN2000

I heard this for the first time several years ago, I can't remember how, though. Yes, it was my first. - Metarock

The first Metallica song I heard.

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10 Walk - Pantera

This was my second Pantera song. Cowboys From Hell was my first. - Metarock

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

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11 Buddy Holly - Weezer

Mine was Beverly Hills. - galaxyfox

Mine was Say it Ain't So. - Gg2000

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12 Back in Black - AC/DC

Mine was Highway to Hell. - Misfire

Mine was You Shook Me All Night Long. - galaxyfox

Mine was Thunderstruck - Userguy44

First AC/DC song I heard on the radio and still a favorite of mine.

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13 Take on Me - A-Ha

First and only. - ParasN2000

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15 Alison Hell - Annihilator

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

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16 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

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17 The Talisman - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
18 Sober - Tool
19 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Mine was Immigrant Song. - Misfire

Ramble On for me. - galaxyfox

I think Kashmir was my first Led Zeppelin song. - Metarock

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20 Africa - Toto

Mine was Rosanna. - Misfire

I heard this followed by Hold the Line. - Userguy44

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21 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

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

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22 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

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23 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Yeah, true. - Misfire

I heard My Immortal and then this. It's a pretty nice song. - Userguy44

This was my favorite song when I was 5 years old, and likely the first Evanescence song I heard. - allamassal

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25 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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26 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

Mine was The Glass Prison I think. - galaxyfox

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27 Loser - Beck UListen to Sample
28 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

Mine was peace sells - InsertCleverName

I heard Hangar 18 first, and then this. - Metarock

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29 Cemetery Gates - Pantera UListen to Sample
30 Cheri Cheri Lady - Modern Talking UListen to Sample
31 2112 - Rush UListen to Sample
32 Ocean Man - Ween UListen to Sample
33 Nas is Like - Nas UListen to Sample
34 Lizzie - Melvins UListen to Sample
35 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera UListen to Sample
36 Forever Young - Alphaville UListen to Sample
37 Wind of Change - Scorpions

Yup. - Userguy44

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38 Spirit Crusher - Death

The song that got me into death metal - christangrant

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39 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

This was my first maiden song too. The intro drum beats were great. - zxm

I think this was the first Maiden song I heard - christangrant

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40 Here Comes Your Man - Pixies UListen to Sample
41 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
42 I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith

I guess it was, but I've discovered better songs by them. - Misfire

Heard it on the radio. Later liked other songs, too, especially Dream On. - Metal_Treasure

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43 Zero - Smashing Pumpkins UListen to Sample
44 Really Doe - Danny Brown UListen to Sample
45 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains

I think it was my first song by them - Metal_Treasure

This was my second AIC song - Userguy44

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46 Everybody Wants to Rule the World - Tears for Fears

I think mine was Shout. It used to be one of my favorites when I was younger. - Misfire

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47 Limelight - Rush

Mine was YYZ. This is a fun list. - galaxyfox

My first Rush album was 2112, and so 2112 was my first Rush song I ever heard. And this is still my favourite! - Merkwurdigliebe

Mine was Tom Sawyer. - Gg2000

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48 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC

Not their best song but it was good enough to make me like this band. A friend played the video for me. - Metal_Treasure

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49 War Ensemble - Slayer

The first Slayer song I heard - christangrant

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50 Little Sister - Queens of the Stone Age UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (13)

1. Knife Party - Deftones
2. Paranoid Android - Radiohead
3. Buddy Holly - Weezer
1. Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2 - Pink Floyd
2. We Will Rock You - Queen
3. Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
1. The Talisman - Iron Maiden
2. Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

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