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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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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

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2
1,354 439
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
895 518
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
1,156 492
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,022 466
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

6
1,038 571
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
1,062 327
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

8
902 257
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
1,052 365
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
841 449
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
801 418
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
850 461
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
640 402
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

14
779 428
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

15
653 235
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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680 398
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

17
631 481
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

18
655 371
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

19
530 431
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
434 280
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
631 228
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

22
486 458
Winger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

23
511 353
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
635 333
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
441 410
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

26
529 367
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
517 342
Great White is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

28
552 368
Kix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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437 403
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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445 345
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
436 356
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

32
478 329
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

33
423 334
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
404 133
Journey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

35
409 322
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

36
273 358
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

37
301 434
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

38
291 337
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

39
409 291
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
352 317
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

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341 410
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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246 346
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

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293 229
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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207 184
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

45
262 443
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
479 205
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

47
261 237
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
177 183
Autograph is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Autograph Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
374 201
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

50
310 493
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal