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What are the best hair metal bands of all time? The hair bands, or glam metal bands, on this list are some of the best of the best so you have work cut out for you trying to decide which one is truly the greatest big hair band ever. There are so many great bands on this list you might even have trouble deciding on a top 10 hair metal bands list, but that is your rock challenge. Are you up for it? These great 80s rock bands certainly are!

80s Hair Metal bands serve an important role in music history. A lot of people are quick to dismiss this period of music as just "silly" but what it really did was bridge the gap from "classic rock" to "grunge." And glam rock didn't just bridge a gap, hair bands from the 80s cranked out some of the most beloved tunes in the history of rock whether anyone wants to admit it or not.

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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Def Leppard Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Poison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Van Halen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Warrant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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Tesla is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Great White is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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Winger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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White Lion is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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Europe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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Kix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Extreme is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

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BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Journey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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Metallica is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Trixter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Trixter Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Vixen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal