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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
1,425 599
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
1,491 487
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
980 592
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,118 517
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

5
1,254 550
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
1,214 360
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

7
1,137 621
Poison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

8
1,024 283
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
1,147 398
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
933 483
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
871 457
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
864 460
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
929 502
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kiss Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

14
709 437
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

15
736 429
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

16
725 266
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
721 402
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
695 518
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

19
566 468
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
491 306
Alice Cooper is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

21
535 494
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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22
549 392
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
700 247
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

24
563 400
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
684 361
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
573 360
Great White is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

27
598 394
Kix is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

28
466 446
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

29
477 436
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Europe Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
486 373
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

31
515 363
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

32
473 392
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

33
449 347
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
455 368
Britny Fox is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Britny Fox Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
462 158
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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36
298 392
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

37
315 363
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
437 324
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
332 467
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
387 344
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

41
264 372
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
540 221
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

The Best Songs About Hair

43
320 257
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

44
248 210
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Megadeth Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

45
371 445
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
415 219
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
284 477
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
287 259
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
193 211
Autograph is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Autograph Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
292 73
Dio is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal