bands/musicians The Best Glam Metal Bands

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The 1980s offered music listeners a new type of sound in terms of glam bands. Before, people glam bands meant over-the-top performances by rock bands. In the decade of excess, glam metal became the next big thing. Fusing hard rock and heavy metal, the best glam metal bands have songs that are still popular today, years after the initial release of those tracks. Glam metal bands put on decadent live shows and their wardrobes were as excessive as their guitar solos. 

So who are the best glam metal bands? If you're starting a list of glam metal bands, you'd need to include the likes of Motley Crue, Skid Row and Ratt. These bands are known to many as some of the top glam metal bands whose music is still looked back fondly by music fans of their time. Many of these bands saw their popularity peak in the mid-1980s, except the Crue, who can rightfully claim to be one of the best glam metal bands.

That said, determining who should be considered among the top glam metal bands isn't easy, but this poll of readers should determine that. This list answers the questions "who are the best glam metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest glam metal musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular glam metal bands that you might've heard of. If you notice a glam band missing, feel free to add them because this should include all glam metal bands. This list of glam metal bands should feature new glam metal bands like The Darkness and Steel Panther as well. (61 items)

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

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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Poison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Poison Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal Rock music

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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal Hard rock

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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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

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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal Rock music

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Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock Rock music

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L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal Sleaze rock

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W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal Rock music

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Great White is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal Blues-rock

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Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock Shock rock

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White Lion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock Rock music

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The Cult is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music Heavy metal

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Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal Industrial rock

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Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal Ballad

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Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Stryper is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal Rock music

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Judas Priest

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Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Extreme is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock Progressive metal

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Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal Glam rock

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Survivor is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music Pop rock

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Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal Hard rock

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Y&T

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The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
The Darkness Glam metal, Classic rock Rock music

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Triumph is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal Progressive rock

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Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music Heavy metal

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Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal Sleaze rock

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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Kiss Pop music, K-pop

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New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
New York Dolls Rock music, Protopunk Glam punk

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Krokus is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands

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Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Kingdom Come Glam metal, Blues-rock Heavy metal

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Pretty Boy Floyd is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Pretty Boy Floyd Glam metal, Rock music Hard rock

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Bang Tango is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Bang Tango Glam metal, Rock music Funk metal

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Warlock is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warlock Glam metal, Heavy metal Traditional heavy metal

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Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock Power metal

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Dio is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dio Rock music, Power metal Heavy metal

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Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal Power metal

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Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal Hard rock