Picks and Pans Review: My Playlist Juanes

updated 12/17/2007 at 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/17/2007 01:00AM

• The Colombian star, 35, is rocking the charts with his new album, La Vida...Es un Ratico, including the long-running No. 1 Latin hit "Me Enamora."

METALLICA, MASTER OF PUPPETS A masterpiece. They changed my life completely. I wanted to have a rock band like them—I actually started out in a rock band.

SILVIO RODRIGUEZ, "EN ESTOS DIAS" He's one of my biggest influences. When I was 9, that was one of the first songs I learned. It's really beautiful, just the sound and voice.

PINK FLOYD, DARK SIDE OF THE MOON I was like 13 when I started listening to this album, always at nighttime. I loved the way David Gilmour played guitar, so simple and delicate. It touched my life.

CAETANO VELOSO, "LUZ DO SOL" Caetano is one of my favorite songwriters from Latin America. And he has the most dynamic voice.

SODA STEREO, "CANCIÓN ANIMAL" They are the most important rock band in Latin America, from Argentina. They are a legend.

U2, "ONE" U2 is one of my favorite bands. There is a strong combination of incredible melodies and amazing lyrics.

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