bands/musicians The Best Glam Metal Bands  

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The 1980s offered music listeners a new type of sound in terms of glam bands. Before, people glam bands meant over-the-top performances by rock bands. In the decade of excess, glam metal became the next big thing. Fusing hard rock and heavy metal, the best glam metal bands have songs that are still popular today, years after the initial release of those tracks. Glam metal bands put on decadent live shows and their wardrobes were as excessive as their guitar solos. 

So who are the best glam metal bands? If you're starting a list of glam metal bands, you'd need to include the likes of Motley Crue, Skid Row and Ratt. These bands are known to many as some of the top glam metal bands whose music is still looked back fondly by music fans of their time. Many of these bands saw their popularity peak in the mid-1980s, except the Crue, who can rightfully claim to be one of the best glam metal bands.

That said, determining who should be considered among the top glam metal bands isn't easy, but this poll of readers should determine that. This list answers the questions "who are the best glam metal bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest glam metal musician ever?"If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular glam metal bands that you might've heard of. If you notice a glam band missing, feel free to add them because this should include all glam metal bands. This list of glam metal bands should feature new glam metal bands like The Darkness and Steel Panther as well. (64 items)
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Mötley Crüe is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Mötley Crüe Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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2
246 99
Aerosmith is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Aerosmith Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

3
234 142
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
208 126
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
233 156
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

6
219 145
Poison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

7
205 143
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

8
226 147
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

9
194 93
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

10
167 82
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
201 89
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

12
201 91
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

13
211 97
Scorpions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Scorpions Glam metal, Heavy metal, Hard rock

14
144 94
Tesla is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Tesla Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

15
146 114
L.A. Guns is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
L.A. Guns Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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153 106
W.A.S.P. is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
W.A.S.P. Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

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83 31
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urmetaldj666 added Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

18
145 97
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
129 101
Great White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

20
119 96
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
115 95
The Cult is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added The Cult Gothic rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

22
101 76
White Lion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added White Lion Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music

23
103 86
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

24
104 103
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

25
119 88
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

26
56 14
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands

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53 28
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urmetaldj666 added Judas Priest

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99 117
Mr. Big is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Mr. Big Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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83 88
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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42 15
Dio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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81 117
Extreme is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Extreme Glam metal, Blues-rock, Progressive metal

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71 83
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

33
44 16
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

34
66 88
Survivor is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Survivor Melodic Rock, Rock music, Pop rock

35
63 55
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

36
44 13
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Kiss Pop music, K-pop

37
78 89
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

38
89 134
Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

39
54 82
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

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18 16
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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51 74
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16 14
Judas Priest is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Judas Priest New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Thrash metal, Power metal

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18 19
Black Sabbath is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Black Sabbath Doom metal, Blues-rock, Power metal

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57 73
Enuff Z'Nuff is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Enuff Z'Nuff Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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39 79
Kingdom Come is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added Kingdom Come Glam metal, Blues-rock, Heavy metal

46
52 116
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

47
47 99
Bang Tango is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
dan808 added Bang Tango Glam metal, Rock music, Funk metal

48
31 86
New York Dolls is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added New York Dolls Rock music, Protopunk, Glam punk

49
41 112
Warlock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warlock Glam metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

50
40 81
The Darkness is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added The Darkness Glam metal, Classic rock, Rock music