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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322 145
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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2
234 98
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

3
214 138
Poison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
223 138
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
201 121
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
225 151
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

7
199 137
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

8
221 145
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
160 79
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
195 89
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
182 92
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
204 90
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
196 86
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

14
142 89
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
151 102
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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144 109
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

17
138 92
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

18
72 28
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126 98
Great White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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113 90
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
108 92
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

22
97 72
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

23
100 98
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

24
111 85
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

25
101 81
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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52 24
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97 108
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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81 84
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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44 13
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands

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80 108
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

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36 11
Dio is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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64 86
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

33
35 15
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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37 12
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Kiss Pop music, K-pop

35
64 80
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

36
57 52
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

37
89 126
Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

38
77 86
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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54 78
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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15 14
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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50 68
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14 12
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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15 17
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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54 70
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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51 111
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

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30 79
New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added New York Dolls Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

47
39 73
The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added The Darkness Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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37 72
Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added Kingdom Come Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

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47 91
Bang Tango is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
dan808 added Bang Tango Glam metal, Rock music, Funk metal

50
12 34
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