First it was probably Madonna, Michael Jackson, Bananarama, Dire Straits, Pseudo Echo, (I can't remember younger than about 10 as far as my music tastes).
Then in high school it was all over the place... Def Leppard, Guns n Roses, Poison, Bon Jovi, as well as whatever pop artists were around... like Paula Abdul, The Bangles, Red Hot Chill Peppers, U2, Matt Bianco ...there is so many more but I just can't recall them right now. I pretty much liked anything except country/really heavy metal. My brother (who was born in 1969, had a huge influence on my music tastes).
Neneh Cherry (loved her when I was about 14)
Thompson Twins (NZ band, very cool)
Crowded House (" ")
Split Enz (" ")
Peking Man (" ")
Talking Heads :crazy:
Whitney Houston (loved her)
Cyndi Lauper :happy:
Ace of Base
Johnny Hates Jazz
I think I grew up in a fantastic era for music! I still love this stuff, the 80s rocked. The TV shows rocked too.
I love all kinds of music so I have a ton of groups I love, but the ones I listened to the most were:
KISS (the early years)
Like I said there are tons more of all different genres.
My very first records were Emerson Lake and Palmer (S/T), Kiss "Love Gun", would have had more Kiss records if I could have because I loved them when I started school. Being from a small town and not liking much my friends were listening to, it was rather difficult to find something I truly liked in the way I loved Kiss until a friend introduced me to Duran Duran, and I really liked their first 2 records and the live one. I guess as things got rough in my life I needed more aggressive music and happened to find a station on the weekend at night that was playing Aerosmith, ACDC, stuff like that and I was home again lol. From there it went to rather typical hard rock to metal (Iron maiden saved my life no joke!), to thrash (Slayer were my faves) then Death Metal (Sepultura) and Grindcore (Napalm Death/Carcass) by the time I got to college.
TEAR FOR FEARS
FLOCK OF SEAGULS
SIMON AND GARFUNKLE
CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
PET SHOP BOYS
Starting at age 13, my taste in music was more popular new wave and slowly developed into darker, quirkier tastes by the time I was in college in the '90s. Favorite artists would include...
Flock of Seagulls
Echo & the Bunnymen
Siouxsie & the Banshees
the Jesus & Mary Chain