80s Music The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time  

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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!

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1,979 884
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
2,051 720
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
1,307 919
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,792 553
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,706 801
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
1,583 834
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
1,536 708
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
1,533 428
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
1,563 548
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
1,283 632
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
1,223 620
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
1,237 619
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
1,015 599
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
1,018 538
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
1,271 703
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

16
957 599
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,064 404
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
738 449
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

19
941 683
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

20
754 641
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
741 654
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
739 557
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
914 490
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
1,024 364
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

25
815 462
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

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768 529
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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752 541
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
621 587
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
647 569
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
667 485
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

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671 504
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

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624 474
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
592 517
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
406 497
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
632 533
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
697 263
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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408 326
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
445 620
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
373 532
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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328 505
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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531 437
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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568 438
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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344 634
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

44
749 313
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

45
605 304
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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391 354
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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420 153
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

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408 374
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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292 435
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Jackyl Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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463 585
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal