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.

So, vote for your favorites!
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1
2,059 923
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
2,119 757
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
1,355 968
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,871 583
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
1,640 863
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
1,602 733
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
1,764 837
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
1,594 451
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
1,620 573
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,334 659
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,266 654
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,307 641
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,057 632
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

14
1,062 564
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
998 620
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
1,310 759
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,109 431
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
797 474
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
989 708
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
790 667
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
762 683
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
765 589
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
939 513
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

24
1,069 383
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
843 476
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
790 550
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
778 556
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
641 604
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
680 582
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
693 502
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
699 521
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
645 494
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
613 536
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
423 521
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
652 560
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
736 277
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

37
435 346
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
459 646
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
381 558
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
342 529
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
553 455
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
589 461
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
780 332
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
350 662
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
631 326
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
408 372
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
439 172
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
430 391
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock

49
303 455
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

50
480 602
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal