musicians The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time  

Ranker Community
Originally by
55.0k votes 2.9k voters 48.3k views 207 items Embed

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.

So, vote for your favorites!
list ordered by

1
1,246 517
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

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams The Best Wii RPGs of All Time

2
1,307 429
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
1,116 478
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,006 554
Poison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
868 498
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
999 449
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
1,032 318
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
878 248
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
818 435
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
1,021 354
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
782 402
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
828 448
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
625 387
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
635 230
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
657 387
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

The Best Metal Drummers of All Time 15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
613 471
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

17
755 419
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

18
636 363
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
513 420
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
613 222
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
424 400
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

22
466 447
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
501 333
Great White is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

24
419 278
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

25
614 323
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

26
512 357
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
424 395
Europe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

28
496 342
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
430 336
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

The Best Songs About Hair The Best Second Careers

30
538 356
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
424 342
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
466 318
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
410 322
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
394 307
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
398 279
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

36
337 309
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
392 130
Journey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

38
282 325
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
290 420
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

40
328 399
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
265 346
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

42
470 200
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
236 334
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

The Best Metal Songs About War The Best Roadsters of All Time

44
255 431
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
286 216
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

46
249 228
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
300 479
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
363 198
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

49
346 114
Metallica is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Metallica Thrash metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
275 336
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal