Best '80s Hair Metal Band

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The Top Ten

1
X Japan
At the 80s their name is X, tough &. And oh yeah, they did have the best hair. Look at Hide's peacock tail's hair, Yoshiki's half-spiked hedgehog hair, Pata's pink mowhawk,... I'm running out of words to describe Toshi's & Taiji's hair

kurenai_tenshi

This legendary metal band from the 80s is totally awesome from the music, the dramas, the stage performance to their appearance.
Their make up rocks! (especially the hair).

kurotenshi

I love their hair naming hide's I still think it's awesome wouldn't mind wearing it

2Mötley Crüe
A Japanese band at #1 in a 80's hair band list? Come on now... Mötley Crüe, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Ratt, Poison, definitely Leppard, Warrant, Twisted Sister, Britny Fox, Quiet Riot, Tesla, Ozzy, Bon Jovi, W.A.S.P. , L.A. guns, Damn Yankees, Faster Pussycat, Lita Ford, Steelheart, Autograph, Dangerous Toys, Southgang, Trixter... Not to mention any bands I've forgotten: ALL BETTER THAN ANY JAPANESE 'METAL' BAND. Not even close.
Motley Crue all the way! This band has been together for thirty something years?! They have definitely earned the number one spot! In my opinion Motley Crue is the best band on the planet, but then again no one asked for my opinion. I'm just saying that the Crue has had multiple albums and number one hits, they have been an inspiration for so many bands today and I'm surprised they aren't in the rock n roll hall of fame. Its such a shame that a Japanese band is at #1... smdh
Why is Metallica on here? They hated Hair Metal! And AC/DC, Judas Priest, Ozzy? You people make me laugh! Motley Crue pwns every Hair Metal poser on this list. MetallicA is a better band, but NOT HAIR METAL!

gibsonrock53

[Newest]Motley Crue is the all time best hair metal band. They started hair metal. All the other bands were originated by Motley Crue.

3Bon Jovi
their best times were the 80's
7 top ten hits in only 3 years...
they were the most popular hair metal band.

richie4life

This band should be in top five of every list...

Toxy


4Kiss
Who ever votes 4 metallica 4 hair metal is an idiot. lmfao they're thrash.. btw ozzy, judas priest and ac/dc rnt even close 2 hair metal either... KISS RULEZZ!

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5Guns N' Roses
Influential as hell. BEST ROCK BAND OF ALL TIME! Before of course Axl's ego got the better of him. It was sad to see these guys so short lived

sharm7064

X JAPAN IS BEFORE GUNS N' ROSES?????? DO YOU KNOW WHAT MUSIC IS????

rock2metal

Best hair metal band EVER. Axl's voice, Slash's guitar playing and the rest of the band are doing their best. One of the best bands ever.
[Newest].. What the hell is this list? X japan? Are you kidding me?

6Def Leppard
They are not hair metal
Ahh definitely Leppard these English guys put the Metal in Glam. Though if they "Pour Some Sugar On Me" or create a "Rock of Ages" they kick ass.
Agreed they kick ass, way more than X Japan. Long live definitely Leppard.

DLnumber1


7Scorpions

8Whitesnake

9Poison
POISON IS THE BEST BAND EVER! They should really be the first one on the list. Everybody has to listen to Poison, even the kids who listens to that beep rap music these days! NOTHING BUT A GOOD TIME IS THE BEST ONE.
Poison should really be #1 because they were the band that recived the most comercial success in the 80s when hair/glam bands really were popular. Most of their songs are known by almost every person, like Every Rose Has Its Thorn and nothing But A Good Time. They also really stood out more then every other band to.

rocker


10Europe

The Contenders

11Cinderella

12Metallica
Whoa, Metallica is not a hair metal band and I don't think they would like to be classified as such laugh out loud.

13Skid Row
Sebastian bach is the BEST SINGER OF ALL TIMES (IN HAIR METAL), Skid Row was the perfect example of an energetic powerful band, with the biggest power ballad ever (i remember you), such a great band..
Skid Row considering energy, charisma, and the spirit of real hair metal Skid row has it, should be on the top 10.
Bas' is the Boss. If you don't agree, this party is over so get the...

14Ratt
Awesome riffs and great lyrics! How is Ozzy "hair-metal? " Ratt defines hair metal better than anybody!
Ratt should be in the top 10 for sure. These boys had the coolest songs and Stephen Pearcy’s voice is ultimately unique; it’s raw and a bit gravelly in a truly good way. I agree with the other poster who said they have awesome riffs and great lyrics. The songs stick in your head because of their distinctive style and their lyrics have a brutal sexiness to them (I’m a girl, so I am more in tune to this, ha). Ratt has a gritty lyrics style, but they are romantic in a sense, and they made you feel as if the singer really had some exceptional insight into the workings of the female mind. Even if that’s not so, they made you believe it and wrapped it up in songs that kick ass and stay with you. I rocked out to their music this morning while getting ready for work and blow-drying my hair! Love them!

15Ozzy Osbourne
Are you an idiot? Ozzy? Hair metal? Dude.. you don't anything bout hair metal!
Ozzy is metal. You people vote for the likes of bon jovi, kiss and poison? That ain't no where near metal. Pfft
Ozzy rules c'mon crazy train mr crowley
Randy rhoads was kickass

krispykrememcdonalds


16D'erlanger
everything in the x-japan item is here but better

ronluna


17Van Halen
Are you kidding me! Van Halen basicaly invinted 80's hair bands. They started the whole 80's sunset strip movement. They would have Eddie play with back to the crowd so up and comers wouldn't steal his style.

18Alice Cooper

19Twisted Sister
DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT HAIR METAL IS? Metallica TOP 5 JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER LIST CAUSE OF THE 5TH GRADE Metallica FANS.

20Dokken

21Tesla

22Winger

23Aerosmith

24AC/DC

25Firehouse

26Quiet Riot
"BANG YOUR HEAD, " "C'MON FEEL THE NOIZE" MAN, VOTE FOR QUIET RIOT.

theforgiventeen

Metal health forever! Did you see their cover, " Come on feel the noise"?

27Judas Priest

28Autograph
Great songs... great albums... great band! I miss you so much,
guys. C'mon... turn up the radio and let me listen to your
music once more!

29Warrant

30White Lion
When I first heard White Lion in the late 80's I was about 17 or 18 years old. I have recently looked a few old songs from bands I loved back then up on youtube. My favorite White Lion songs sparked a feeling in me just like long ago; the song 'When the Children Cry' is timeless, I love it. And I'm so happy to see Mike Tramp the lead singer of White Lion still going strong and making beautiful music today, it's great!

31Stryper

32Sleeze Beez

33Faster Pussycat

34Hurricane

35Billy Squier
The ONLY thing that makes sense why Billy isn't Top 5 o this list is because people don't think of him as a "hair band"... Which actually, I never really did either.

36Iron Maiden
Can't believe no one mentioned Iron Maiden. If you think KISS was metal... LMAO.
Iron Maiden may be metal, but they are not hair metal.
Black Sabbath invented metal... Iron maiden perfected it!
Up the irons!... Keeping it real!

37Bullet Boys

38Luna Sea

39Nitro

40LA Guns

41Hanoi Rocks

42Pretty Boy Floyd

43Shotgun Messiah

44Loudness
The real metal band...

45Kingdom Come

46The Stalin
one of the band who introduced noise/punk/metal in japan

ronluna


47Vinnie Vincent Invasion

48Great White

49Buck-Tick

50Dead End
this band even influenced X-JAPAN who is at the top and thats why they are greater than them
morrie, you adachi, crazy cool joe, minato

ronluna

dead end is coming back...
check them out in jack in the box 2009 summer

ronluna


51Kix

52Extreme

53Dangerous Toys

54Fastway

55Honeymoon Suite
They are pretty good

56Overkill

57Rush
Ha, why is Rush on here?

58Queen

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