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'Arrow''s Stephen Amell: On My iPod

The 31-year-old star of the hit superhero drama (The CW, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.) may be famous for his physique — just Google his name and ''salmon ladder'' — but he's got eclectic taste in music, too

Family of the Year, ''The Stairs''

''It's essentially the anthem for my rooftop in Vancouver. It's all about staying up late enough to see the sunrise. When I first heard it, I was sitting there with [Arrow costar] Colin Donnell and he said, 'This is the song to your rooftop.' And I was like, 'I was just thinking that!'''

Tommy James and the Shondells, ''Crystal Blue Persuasion''

''It was in the [mid]season finale of Breaking Bad. I'm a big Breaking Bad fan, and when this song came on, it was just perfect. I immediately searched for it.''

The Lumineers, ''Stubborn Love''

''There's one line at the beginning, 'The opposite of love's indifference.' That's a big philosophy for me.''

Kishi Bashi, ''Manchester''

''It's a song I can fall asleep to and exercise to — that's rare. It's just him and violins, very heartfelt.''

Carly Rae Jepsen, ''Call Me Maybe''

''I had it as my ringtone, and I would purposely let my phone ring for the entire time and pretend I didn't know. I don't feel guilty at all! If I was ashamed, I wouldn't tell Entertainment Weekly. [Laughs]''

Originally posted Oct 26, 2012 Published in issue #1231 Nov 02, 2012 Order article reprints
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