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The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time

Updated September 1, 2021 247.5k votes 13.4k voters 193.7k views156 items

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Who are the best hair metal bands of all time? The hair bands and glam metal bands on this list are some of the best of the best, so you have work cut out for you in trying to decide which one is truly the greatest big hair band ever. There are so many great bands on this list that you might even have trouble picking the top ten hair metal groups; but deciding between these hard rockers is your challenge. Are you up for it? These great '70s and '80s rock bands certainly are!

Ranging from Mötley Crüe and Guns N' Roses to Van Halen and Def Leppard, these hair metal bands play an important role in music history, producing some of the best music ever across all genres. 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, because hair metal bands from the 1970s and 1980s cranked out some of the most beloved tunes in the history of rock, whether anyone wants to admit it or not. So, what are you waiting for?! Vote for your favorite hair metal bands below based on the quality of their music and influence during this defining era. 

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