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

By Sandra Gonzalez
Updated October 26, 2012 at 04:00 AM EDT
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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]”

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