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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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1,202 494
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
1,247 415
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
974 536
Poison is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
840 480
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
1,083 460
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
969 436
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

7
989 307
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
818 243
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
794 426
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
973 345
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
804 431
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
747 390
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
595 375
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
615 219
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
587 449
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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16
723 397
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

17
630 377
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

18
612 353
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
498 407
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
579 210
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

21
403 263
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

22
415 387
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

23
489 349
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
452 441
Winger is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

25
483 326
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
412 387
Europe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

27
589 316
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
470 334
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

29
419 330
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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514 350
Kix is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

31
401 334
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
388 314
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
380 302
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
458 312
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

35
331 303
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

36
276 315
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
287 397
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
375 270
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

39
319 377
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
261 339
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

41
230 327
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

42
456 194
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
361 125
Journey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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251 409
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

45
267 208
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

46
354 190
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

47
332 109
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
193 170
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

49
298 455
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
243 224
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal