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
1,671 721
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
1,745 574
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
1,471 438
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
1,120 729
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
1,328 703
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
1,432 673
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
1,294 592
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
1,247 346
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
1,334 447
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
1,087 544
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
1,019 520
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
1,015 532
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
848 482
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
822 492
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
1,070 576
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
868 321
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
847 454
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
812 570
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
648 527
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
585 362
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
616 542
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 Books About Fashion Design

22
632 456
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
854 285
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

24
779 412
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
674 397
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
651 447
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
673 445
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
538 495
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
543 492
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
564 413
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
581 412
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
528 421
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
552 442
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
534 391
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
565 199
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

Songs That Were Total Ripoffs

36
354 413
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
334 442
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
379 535
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
505 360
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
439 379
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
321 243
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
295 418
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
636 255
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
501 252
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
367 300
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

46
310 544
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
333 291
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
409 502
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
364 103
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
212 252
Autograph is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Autograph Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal