80s Music The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
92.2k votes 5.2k voters 93.3k views 188 items

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!

1
1,907 863
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

2
1,981 693
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
1,716 534
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,259 874
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,642 765
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
1,519 808
Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
1,485 683
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

8
1,468 414
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Van Halen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,516 525
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,237 613
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,177 600
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,190 598
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
976 575
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

14
1,223 667
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

15
934 572
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

16
973 522
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
1,025 383
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
911 660
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

19
684 435
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

20
724 618
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

21
714 629
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
985 344
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

23
715 535
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

24
884 473
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
783 449
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

26
727 524
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

27
751 506
Kix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

28
601 568
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

29
616 552
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
645 470
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

31
649 483
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

32
615 514
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

33
602 452
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
577 500
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
670 245
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

36
396 476
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
363 513
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

38
389 305
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

39
429 601
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

40
511 423
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
555 424
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

42
318 487
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

43
719 300
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

44
580 291
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

45
337 612
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
400 356
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

47
454 561
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
374 346
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
284 417
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Jackyl Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
433 146
Dio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal