I was raised on Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and America (the song Horse With No Name is about all I can still stand from them) for the most part as a little kid. When I got to elementary school I unfortunately went through a bit of a country music phase that was stabbed and brutally murdered by the time I hit high school. From then on its been primarily metal from 70's on up (mostly bands from Europe), and some 80's pop (when it sounded decent and only a select few bands at that).
I listened to a bit of everything growing up. Pop, Classic Soul, Some Jazz, 1980's/90's R&B, Hip-Hop, Some Rock (I was exposed to bands like Queen at an early age) Now, l listen to anything that sounds good to my ears.
I went through different phases when I was little, and I believe they went like this:
1. '90's hits (fffuuu)
2. Female singers and rock
3. Classic rock
4. '80's metal
5. I'm currently still obsessed with most types of rock and metal. Yaaaay.
I grew up listening to Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morisette, what was on the radio. Mother would play Celine Dion and Whitney Houston
Then all those boy and girl bands: Spice Girls, Boyzone, Atomic Kitten, Backstreet Boys, A1, M2M, too many to list. I used to watch a show where you had to watch all the music videos to collect sort of hints and at the end of the month you mail them in-- if you get chosen, you win a huge prize. I remember a lot of bands, though I didn't end up buying all their albums
Also went through a Japanese music phase: Glay, Morning Musume, Utada Hikaru...