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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.

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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
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
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
4
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
5
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
6
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
7
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
8
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
9
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
10
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
11
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
12
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
13
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
14
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music
15
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
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
17
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
18
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
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
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
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music
22
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock
23
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music
24
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
25
Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock