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The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time 

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Updated March 16, 2020 204.8k votes 11.2k voters 176.9k views 159 items

List Rules Rank the bands based on whether or not they should be considered the top in the genre

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
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Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Def Leppard is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Poison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Tesla is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Ratt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Dokken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Kiss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Great White is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
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Dio is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time