Best '80s Hair Metal Bands
The Top Ten
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
These guys should be number one, songs like Livin' On A Prayer, You Give Love A Bad Name, Bad Medicine, Born To Be My Baby, Runaway, It's My Life, Lay Your Hands On Me, In And Out Of Love (man I could continue this for days) are reason enough.
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.
For me one of the greatest bands of all time! Love this band so much.
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
"too fast for love" has been certified platinum and bon jovi's "slippery when wet" 12 times platinum. Well my friends "too fast for love" has so much superior and much better songs than the so overrated "slippery when wet". People have no taste, they buy anything that is crap. "theatre of pain" was a bit disappointing compare to the first 2 albums but was even better than slippery when wet. No question.
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 ever
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
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 IS THE GREATEST BAND EVER!
ALL THOSE WHO OPPOSE THIS IDEA, YOU CERTIANLY DON'T KNOW MUSIC!
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 metal
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...
Sebastioan Bach has such poerful vocals He could hold a note forever
Great band. Very underrated
I agree very under rated
Should be in top five.
Not really hair metal
They should be number one - Sabbath
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.
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.
Yeah and Blind Guardian is the best pop group, I suppose?
Should definitely be higher this band is still putting out albums today.
Is This Love is a fantastic song and one of my favorite love songs. - PhoenixAura81
Awesome riffs and great lyrics! How is Ozzy "hair-metal? " Ratt defines hair metal better than anybody!
Ratt kicks ass! My favorite hair metal band.
Top 3...maybe even #1. Wicked riffs that are still bad ass...
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!
DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN KNOW WHAT HAIR METAL IS? Metallica TOP 5 JUST LIKE EVERY OTHER LIST CAUSE OF THE 5TH GRADE Metallica FANS.
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.
This band should shoot up there^ seriously
"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
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
Poison is the best hair metal band.No doubt about.From the bands I know,Poison is the band that got many good songs.
*Talk dirty to me,I wont forget you,nothing but a good time,Life goes on,stand,Ride the wind,etc are great songs.
And they have received a great success in 80s,Sold over 40 million records.I never seen hair metal band received a success like that
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
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
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!
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!
THIS WOULD BE A BETTER LIST:
Should be higher based on music and hair
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.
Such a great underrated 80s Hair Metal band!
Pretty Boy Floyd is amazing, should be a little higher up.
The real metal band...
The first loudness song I heard was Crazy Nights. I heard it on www.AccuRadio.com/rock and clicked on 80s Hair Metal, then Loudness played. It's 2015 and I'm a fan of rock from the 80s. Music nowadays sucks. Loudness is a perfect example of a true rocknroll band, as well as KISS, Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Seduce, Accept, Anthrax, Nirvana, Social Distortion, The Who, Cream, Rob Zombie, Guns N Roses and so much more!
one of the band who introduced noise/punk/metal in japan - ronluna