80s Music The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time  

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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.

So, vote for your favorites!
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1
2,048 917
Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

2
2,108 755
Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
1,347 962
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,863 575
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,595 727
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

6
1,632 860
Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
1,758 832
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

8
1,586 447
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,611 570
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,323 656
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,259 648
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,298 637
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,049 628
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

14
1,052 560
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
994 613
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

16
1,305 748
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,105 425
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
785 470
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

19
983 705
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

20
786 661
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

21
759 677
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
762 582
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
937 507
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
1,065 377
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

25
839 474
Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

26
786 547
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
775 553
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
637 602
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

29
676 579
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
687 499
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

31
695 518
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

32
643 490
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
610 532
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
419 517
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
650 555
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
732 273
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

37
429 343
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
457 642
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
380 554
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

40
340 524
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

41
550 452
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

42
587 456
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
350 656
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
774 330
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

45
627 324
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

46
405 369
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
437 168
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
427 388
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock

49
302 451
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
476 601
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal