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.

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1
1,681 724
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
1,750 578
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
1,476 443
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
1,124 735
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
1,336 709
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,440 679
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
1,304 597
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
1,256 350
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
1,344 452
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
1,092 550
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
1,027 523
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
1,022 536
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
852 488
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
829 494
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

15
1,077 580
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
871 328
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
851 458
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
817 574
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
650 532
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

20
592 366
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

21
619 546
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

The Best Restaurants at LAX

22
860 288
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
633 459
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
784 415
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
681 399
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
653 452
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
676 447
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
540 499
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

The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

29
547 495
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
569 417
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
586 415
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
530 425
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
555 445
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

34
538 394
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
572 202
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

The Greatest Rap Songs by One-Hit Wonders

36
357 416
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
335 445
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
383 537
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
508 364
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

40
441 382
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
324 246
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

42
296 421
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

The Best Songs About Hair

43
642 257
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
507 253
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
369 303
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

46
311 549
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
334 295
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
410 506
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
367 104
Dio is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

50
216 255
Autograph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Autograph Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal