music The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time

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List Rules Rank the bands based on whether or not they should be considered the top in the genre

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.

So, vote for your favorites!

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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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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock 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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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal Rock music

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Warrant is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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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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Europe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Winger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal Rock music

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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock Shock rock

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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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Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal Blues-rock

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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

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Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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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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Kix is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal Hard rock

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FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 30 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) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal Rock music

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

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Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Extreme is listed (or ranked) 34 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) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 36 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) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal Sleaze rock

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Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 39 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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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music Heavy metal

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Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 42 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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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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Journey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion Pop rock

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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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Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal Hard rock

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Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Shotgun Messiah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Shotgun Messiah Glam metal, Industrial rock Heavy metal