80s Music 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
2,063 927
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
2,124 759
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
1,357 970
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,877 587
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,643 864
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,604 735
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

7
1,766 840
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

8
1,599 451
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
1,623 574
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,337 660
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,268 656
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,309 642
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,060 634
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

14
1,066 565
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
1,002 620
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
1,314 762
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,113 431
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
799 477
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
992 709
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
792 670
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
764 685
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
768 589
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
941 514
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
1,072 385
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

25
846 478
Great White is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

26
792 551
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
779 558
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
641 607
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

29
681 584
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
694 503
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

31
700 523
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

32
646 495
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
613 538
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

34
424 522
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
653 562
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
738 277
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

37
436 346
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
460 646
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
381 559
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

40
342 530
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

41
554 455
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

42
591 461
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
780 333
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

44
351 662
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

45
632 326
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

46
409 372
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
440 172
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
431 391
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock

49
304 455
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
481 602
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal