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
2,149 955
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
2,201 793
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
1,396 1,028
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,972 611
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
1,704 902
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,833 869
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
1,657 769
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

8
1,676 473
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
1,683 596
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,380 684
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,311 684
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,365 668
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,114 585
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
1,091 662
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

15
1,034 646
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
1,359 806
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,164 451
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
855 498
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
1,022 733
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
822 700
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
785 720
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
788 620
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
1,117 403
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

24
960 543
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
877 502
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
815 576
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
802 581
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
662 632
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
697 615
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
716 531
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
724 549
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
667 520
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
625 568
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
432 550
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
675 592
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
771 300
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

37
467 360
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
470 673
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
389 589
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
355 554
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
570 475
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
603 483
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
817 346
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

44
357 689
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

45
661 342
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
423 396
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
462 189
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
316 475
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
443 415
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock

50
489 627
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal