Musicians 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
2,270 1,005
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
2,307 836
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
2,078 646
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
1,468 1,099
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,790 946
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,920 914
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
1,773 503
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
1,745 797
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
1,772 623
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,453 712
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,369 726
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,431 706
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,173 623
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
1,145 698
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

15
1,085 683
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
1,427 861
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,245 483
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
920 532
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
1,077 771
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
863 745
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
825 759
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
1,190 421
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
823 658
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

24
1,007 570
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
924 531
Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock