Best '80s Hair Metal Bandrichie4life
The Top Ten
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
kiss are the best hair metal band everV 1 Comment
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
Motley Crue pretty much defines the hair metal band. Peace on Earth and good will towards all humankind. I love you Maggie.
They 100% definitely win out over XJapan! Who the hell are they anyway?
Let me guess, this survey originated in Japan? One can only assume!
I love Bon Jovi I love their music what's not to love about these guys. They created good and fine music alter ought the 80s Like Runaway, Livin on a prayer, You give love a bad name, wanted dead or alive, Ultimate classics. I know some people who hate and I tell them to get a life they are way beyond number 1
their best times were the 80's
7 top ten hits in only 3 years...
they were the most popular hair metal band. - richie4life
I quote this comment: "This band should be in top five of every list"! Bon Jovi the greatest legend of rock in the world! By Paola S.
This band should be in top five of every list... - ToxyV 1 Comment
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! - imagesk8r6969
Don't really consider definitely Leppard hair metal.
Actually, they didn't like being called hair metal.
They refused to call it hair metal
They are not hair metalV 4 Comments
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.
Guns N' Roses aren't hair metal. Still way better than any band on the list.V 6 Comments
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...
Van Halen is it all when it comes too glam they are what set the blue print for the 80s hard and glam rock scene and there debut is the best debut of all time rock on Van 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.
Should definitely be higher this band is still putting out albums today.
DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT HAIR METAL IS? Metallica TOP 5 JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER LIST CAUSE OF THE 5TH GRADE Metallica FANS.
Awesome riffs and great lyrics! How is Ozzy "hair-metal? " Ratt defines hair metal better than anybody!V 1 Comment
"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"?
Opened the door for all of these other 80's hair bands in the metal music industry. Should be higher. BP
Cinderella is the second best hair band of all time behind Bon Jovi. Unlike most of the other lead vocalists from the hair band era, Tom Keifer's voice doesn't sound dated. Along with Jon Bon Jovi, his song writing was excellent. Cinderella had a bluesy Black Crowes feel to them with better vocals.V 1 Comment
Maiden is no where near hair/glam metal
Iron Maiden may be metal, but they are not hair metal.
Can't believe no one mentioned Iron Maiden. If you think KISS was metal... LMAO.
Black Sabbath invented metal... Iron maiden perfected it!
Up the irons!... Keeping it real!
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
They only had one hair metal album.
Judas Priest is Heavy Metal not glam/hair
everything in the x-japan item is here but better - ronluna
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3. Def Leppard
3. Def Leppard
2. Iron Maiden
3. Guns N' Roses