80s Music The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time  

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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!

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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

2
1,900 651
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
1,636 505
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,212 830
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
1,571 737
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

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1,426 656
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

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1,449 783
Poison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1,391 398
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
1,461 496
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,189 593
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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1,125 576
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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1,135 579
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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933 549
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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1,171 641
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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894 548
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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929 499
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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974 364
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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874 633
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

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652 414
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

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695 589
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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684 601
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

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944 324
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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685 509
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

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847 452
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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747 430
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

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701 497
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

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724 485
Kix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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581 542
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

The Best Metal Drummers of All Time

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589 528
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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616 449
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

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626 456
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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596 486
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

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563 469
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

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582 428
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

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638 232
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

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382 454
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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352 486
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

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369 280
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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409 577
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

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543 400
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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312 459
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

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488 407
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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699 282
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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330 584
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

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557 276
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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389 334
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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364 326
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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441 542
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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276 395
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Jackyl Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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417 128
Dio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal