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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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2
1,210 403
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

3
958 520
Poison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
1,054 449
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

5
827 465
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
953 424
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

7
953 299
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

8
781 415
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
782 236
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

10
948 337
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
788 417
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
720 385
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
574 367
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

14
598 212
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
573 430
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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704 383
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

17
620 367
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

18
598 345
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

19
494 397
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

20
551 202
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

21
469 341
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

22
473 320
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

23
439 428
Winger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

24
411 370
Europe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

25
391 246
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

26
412 321
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

27
410 379
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

28
383 327
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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453 326
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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568 311
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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497 345
Kix is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

32
323 298
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

33
452 306
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

34
375 306
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

35
313 359
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

36
448 187
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

37
270 309
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
281 378
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
370 296
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

40
342 119
Journey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

41
227 322
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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357 266
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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325 104
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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260 331
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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348 185
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

46
297 436
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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249 392
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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271 322
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

49
276 260
Trixter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Trixter Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

50
187 163
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music