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
2,219 983
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
2,262 820
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
2,032 634
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
1,440 1,067
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,753 930
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,877 898
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
1,728 496
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
1,717 783
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
1,734 612
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,424 701
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,344 709
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,405 690
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,150 609
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
1,122 689
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

15
1,065 667
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
1,395 838
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,209 469
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
890 515
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
1,055 758
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
847 728
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
808 745
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
1,155 413
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
810 642
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

24
987 558
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
906 521
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
838 596
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
825 599
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
681 656
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
720 637
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
743 548
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
750 566
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
695 538
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
695 615
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

34
639 591
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
805 314
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

36
447 572
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
490 380
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
486 693
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
405 608
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
368 571
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
590 491
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
622 499
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
848 361
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
687 355
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

45
371 708
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
441 411
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
479 203
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
417 251
Queensrÿche is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Progressive metal, Rock music, Power metal

49
330 497
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
453 433
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock