In order that they came into my life as a significant interest:
Cheap Trick, Kiss, Cars
Dio, Black Sabbath
Motley Crue, Motorhead, Def Leppard, Cult,
Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax
Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Living Colour, Fishbone
Pearl Jam, Nirvana, Soundgarden
Megadeth (reprise thanks to teenage son discovering them via Guitar Hero)
Of late, much of my purchasing has been of older bands back catalogues and compilations - bands that I enjoyed at the time but not enough to really get into back then:
Alice in Chains
I=76%, N=77%, T=79%, P=77%; or
I=68%, N=84%, T=68%, P=89% (Comprehensive Report)
Enneagram 9w1 so
TLC - Waterfalls <--- probably one of the few songs I can truly remember at about 6 years old.
Mariah Carey - Always Be My Baby
Sugar Ray - Fly
Smash Mouth - Allstar <--- This one is big.... really big.... before they used it for Shrek big. When fox was actually a good channel to watch big.
Celine Dion - Because you loved me/Power of the Dream <---- For some reason, Celine Dion makes me think of an Olympics somewhere, I don't know why. My sibling was really big on the Olympics though, especially the U.S. (was too little to care.) Don't remember which.
New Edition - Still in Love with You
Brian McKnight - 6, 8, 12
Alanis Morissette - Ironic <--- yes, I heard this as a tiny kid, I heard it in high school and was like... this song sounds familiar.
Will Smith - Just the Two of Us.
Divine - Lately <--- This song reminds me of those old days when my brother would play WCII with those old 56k modems hehehe. Not to mention a rainy day.
Barenaked Ladies - One Week
That is probably the ones i can remember at the top of my head.