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!
list ordered by

1
2,142 950
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
2,194 793
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
1,393 1,024
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
1,963 610
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
1,832 866
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

6
1,702 901
Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
1,656 767
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

8
1,674 471
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
1,679 596
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
1,378 683
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

11
1,309 683
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

12
1,362 666
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

13
1,110 584
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

14
1,090 660
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

15
1,032 645
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
1,357 800
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

17
1,161 450
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

18
851 497
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
1,019 732
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
819 697
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
781 719
Winger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

22
785 618
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

23
1,113 401
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

24
957 543
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
875 498
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
813 576
Kix is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

27
801 580
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
660 630
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
696 613
Europe is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

30
713 530
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
721 549
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
666 520
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
625 567
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
431 550
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
672 591
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

36
769 299
Journey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

37
466 359
Megadeth is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

38
469 672
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

39
388 588
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
354 553
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
568 475
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
601 482
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

43
811 345
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
357 688
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
659 341
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
421 396
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

47
461 189
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

48
316 474
Jackyl is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

49
442 414
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Heavy metal, Hard rock

50
489 626
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal