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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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1,350 570
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

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2
1,422 467
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
935 558
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
1,208 521
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
1,071 492
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

6
1,086 598
Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
1,139 343
Guns N' Roses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Guns N' Roses Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

8
959 272
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
1,102 382
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
881 468
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
836 439
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
675 417
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

13
884 486
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
818 445
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

15
696 247
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

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16
707 415
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

17
668 498
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

18
690 386
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

19
551 450
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
460 294
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
663 238
Ozzy Osbourne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Ozzy Osbourne Doom metal, Glam metal, Blues-rock

22
505 480
Winger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Winger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

23
523 375
FireHouse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
FireHouse Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Pop music

24
658 348
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

25
456 430
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

26
543 352
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
546 382
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
573 381
Kix is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Kix Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

29
456 421
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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30
464 361
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
454 377
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

32
496 345
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

33
438 352
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

34
430 332
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

35
433 146
Journey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Journey Rock music, Jazz fusion, Pop rock

36
287 377
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
318 450
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

38
303 352
BulletBoys is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
BulletBoys Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

39
373 327
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

40
422 310
Steelheart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Steelheart Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

41
360 425
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

42
257 359
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

43
305 244
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

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44
230 196
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
275 460
Lynch Mob is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Lynch Mob Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

46
510 217
Iron Maiden is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Iron Maiden New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

47
275 249
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

48
398 210
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

49
184 202
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
320 514
Hanoi Rocks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time
Hanoi Rocks Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal