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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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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
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
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
4
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
5
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music
6
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
7
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
8
Poison is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
9
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
10
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
11
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
12
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music
13
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
14
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
15
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
16
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock
17
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music
18
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music
19
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock
20
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
21
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music
22
Winger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music
23
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal
24
Kix is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock
25
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal