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. {#nodes}
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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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249 102
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
237 144
Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Cinderella Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
211 127
Ratt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Ratt Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

5
224 145
Poison is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Poison Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

6
235 158
Skid Row is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Skid Row Glam metal, Thrash metal, Rock music

7
208 144
Twisted Sister is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Twisted Sister Doom metal, Glam metal, Rock music

8
172 82
Quiet Riot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Quiet Riot Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

9
229 148
Bon Jovi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Bon Jovi Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

10
195 96
Warrant is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warrant Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

11
204 90
Dokken is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dokken Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Rock music

12
203 93
Whitesnake is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Whitesnake Glam metal, Blues-rock, Rock music

13
214 98
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

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147 96
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
148 116
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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156 108
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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90 32
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urmetaldj666 added Alice Cooper Glam metal, Experimental rock, Shock rock

18
147 98
Slaughter is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Slaughter Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
131 102
Great White is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Great White Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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121 97
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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116 97
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

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103 77
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
107 86
Faster Pussycat is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Faster Pussycat Glam metal, Industrial metal, Industrial rock

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107 104
Stryper is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Stryper Glam metal, Nu metal, Rock music

25
122 89
Night Ranger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Night Ranger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Ballad

26
60 14
Van Halen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands

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56 29
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urmetaldj666 added Judas Priest

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100 119
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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46 16
Dio is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dio Rock music, Power metal, Heavy metal

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85 89
Damn Yankees is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Damn Yankees Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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82 118
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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50 16
AC/DC is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
AC/DC Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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71 85
Triumph is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
but chickens double d added Triumph Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

34
67 90
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 56
Krokus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
RobinGallego added Krokus Heavy metal, Hard rock

36
46 14
Kiss is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Kiss Pop music, K-pop

37
78 90
Danger Danger is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Danger Danger Melodic Rock, Glam metal, Hard rock

38
89 135
Steel Panther is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Steel Panther Glam metal, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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20 16
Sammy Hagar is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Sammy Hagar Rock music, Heavy metal, Hard rock

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55 83
Dangerous Toys is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Dangerous Toys Glam metal, Heavy metal, Sleaze rock

41
52 74
Ranker Video
RobinGallego added Y&T

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20 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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20 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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58 74
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

45
39 80
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
48 100
Bang Tango is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
dan808 added Bang Tango Glam metal, Rock music, Funk metal

47
52 117
Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
MobyWaller added Spinal Tap Noise rock, Pop music, Heavy metal

48
32 87
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
42 113
Warlock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Glam Metal Bands
Warlock Glam metal, Heavy metal, Traditional heavy metal

50
40 82
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