Top 10 Glam / Hair Metal Bands


The Top Ten

1 Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe Mötley Crüe was an American metal band formed in Los Angeles, California on January 17, 1981. The group was founded by bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee, lead vocalist Vince Neil and lead guitarist Mick Mars.

Easily the best hair metal band. Guns N' Roses and Van Halen don't count; they're hard rock/heavy metal, not hair metal.

They are awful. To many sexual songs... also I though they were girls at first... - Lucretia

Easily the best hair metal band.

They are one of the best glam metal bands of all time and the first hair metal bands ever and the most notorious rock band in the world. They have the best albums of the 80s for example dr feelgood, shout out the devil, girls girls girls
too fast for love and theatre of pain are one the most successful albums of the 1980s and nobody can beat motley crue in this list so deal with it!

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2 Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.

Definitely Leppard are classic hard rock!

Annoying... - Lucretia

Oh yes they have the best guitar duos ever phil collen, steve clark and pete willis made def leppard a strong band thanks of the guitar solos in any each song they became the best brittish hair metal band of all time and as new wave of brittish heavy metal of the decade.
pyromania and hysteria are the best albums of def leppard and they become diamond selling more than 10 million copies in united states

3 Twisted Sister Twisted Sister Twisted Sister is an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based in Long Island, New York.

Annoying... if Dee Snider had a better voice - Lucretia

All with the knack get to run with the pack.

We're not gonna take it, I Wanna Rock, The Kids are back, and what you don't know. All Classics

Twisted Sister are actualy a Heavy Metal band.

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4 Bon Jovi Bon Jovi Bon Jovi is a hard rock band formed in 1983, which had a streak of successful albums in the late 1980s. The band originally consisted of lead vocalist Jon Bon Jovi, guitarist Ritchie Sambora (left in 2013), bassist Alec John Such (left in 1994), keyboard David Bryan, and drummer Tico Torres. The band's more.

If I'm feeling gay enough to listen to hair I might as well be gay enough to listen to bon jovi

Annoying. Especially the fans - Lucretia

These guys are not number 1?

Easily the greatest hair band ever. Look at songs like "Livin' On A Prayer", "You Give Love A Bad Name", "Bad Medicine", "Born To Be My Baby", "Runaway" (man I could go on forever). I don't see how Mötley Crüe or Twisted Sister would beat these guys.

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5 KISS KISS Kiss is an American hard rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons and the band's original manager, Lew Linet.

The best shock glam band ever!

If they didn't ham it out on the outfits, then they wouldn't be popular. They're mediocre musicians, but they're horrible songwriters.

Annoying. Their makeup is also crap, corpse paint looks better... and more corpsey. - Lucretia

Mötley crüe is really good! But when you think of kickass glam rock stars you think of KISS

6 Guns N Roses Guns N Roses Guns N' Roses is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles formed in 1985. The classic lineup, as signed to Geffen Records in 1986, consisted of vocalist Axl Rose, lead guitarist Slash, rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, and drummer Steven Adler. Apart from hard rock they are also more.

More of a rock band. Guns N' Roses is a fantastic band anyhow.

if slash was the #1 guitarist then his band should be too!

Guns N' Roses are the best glam metal bands ever - zxm

LOL! why isn't it at #1?! - Singer4Freedom

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7 Scorpions Scorpions Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker. Since the band's inception, its musical style has ranged from hard rock to heavy metal.

Scorpions is classic hard rock!

Are they really hair metal?! - Singer4Freedom

Annoying. To much sappy sogs. - Lucretia

Not really. - zxm

8 Skid Row Skid Row Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey. They were very successful in the late 1980s and early 1990s, with their first two albums certified multi-platinum.

Should be higher, they are a very good band - zxm

This list is a little jacked up, half of 'em aren't true glam bands, they just happened to be around during glam's heydey Having said that, Skid Row is better than everyone on here except for Guns N' Roses & maybe Crue.

Deserves top 5 - EddieVanHalen2001

What? #22? really?

9 Quiet Riot Quiet Riot Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band. The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1. They then changed the name to Little Women, before settling on Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band's name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of more.
10 Cinderella Cinderella Cinderella is an American glam metal and hard rock band from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The band emerged in the mid-1980s with a series of multi-platinum albums and hit singles whose music videos received heavy MTV rotation.

So much better than they ever got credit for. I saw them live 2 years in a row. 2007 and 2008. Both times they were phenomenal - Johnnyt800

They are such a underrated band! They rock!

Another hair band... nothing special - Lucretia

If you could stop with the hair metal stuff, that would be great... - CostcoHotDogs

The Contenders

11 Dokken Dokken Dokken are an American metal band formed in 1979. They split up in 1989 and reformed four years later.

It should be on the top ten they deserve it

One of my top 10 favorites

Awesome band that was underrated. Great guitar, lyrics, vocals,...the whole package.

12 Poison Poison Poison is an American hair/glam metal band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

I thought they were gay or women... anyways Bret Michaels is moronic - Lucretia

Poison is the definition of glam metal

Great band.Great songs

What #11?.Poison is the band ruled glam metal era.Top hit songs,Albums.May be Motley crue #1.(Because they started glam metal)But Poison has to be No.2.Poison received a great success in 80s.All of their concerts were sold out that days,They ruled Hair metal.Should be on top 2

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13 Europe Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.

I like them, except the final countdown is overrated - Lucretia

The best Glam Metal band,in my opinion.

14 Stryper

Terrible tough - Lucretia

15 Motorhead Motorhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed more.

Motorhead isn't glam metal/hair metal, they are just flat out heavy metal. - HardRockSam

Not even metal though - Lucretia

An amazing jazz band

Motörhead is Classic Speed Metal, not Glam Metal. Even though Motörhead is a great band, they should not be on this list because this is not the correct sub genre.
Rest In Power, Lemmy Kilmister. Knock Satan off his throne.

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16 Ratt Ratt Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.

Do they even have any other songs then round and round - Lucretia

17 Pantera Pantera Pantera was an American Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The band started out as a Glam Metal act in the 1980s with little success. After discarding their original lead vocalist and enlisting Phil Anselmo, the band signed a major record deal with more.

Should Be in the Top 3 Their Glam Metal songs are some of the best - christangrant

Good band, decent for hair. - Lucretia

Terry glaze is the best frontmen I ever seen in my life and he made the band so popular instead the most underrated glam metal band ever but they replace him with phil anselmo and then they made heavy metal history their songs in the 80s are so epic just pay attention to dimbag darells guitar solos since they were a glam metal so long the songs are way too better than the most known it should be on the top ten list

Yeah, so glammy and hair metally. Phil anselmo has the bet hair in glam metal - SoldierOfFortune

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18 W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the only remaining original member of the band.

Self Titled Debut album and The Last Command are my two favorite albums of all time. They are truly Metal as opposed to Poison - BlackMetalMaven

They should be in the top ten

Sleeping in the fire - Singer4Freedom

The first albumis the best in my opinion

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19 Aerosmith Aerosmith Aerosmith is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "the Bad Boys from Boston" and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band".

Aerosmith shouldn't even be on the list. They are not I repeat not a hair metal band!

What the hell come on guys is the best rock band ever and you have aerosmith no. 16 no way bro they must be number one but it they are in my opinion joe perry and steven are one of my favourite members of the band they look aswome it's not fair to have this legendery hard rock band so low in this list put it number one

They are hard rock... - Lucretia

Their 70's and 90's-present music is awesome too! And why below Bon Jovi? Aerosmith is waaay better! - rockerchic18

20 Queen Queen Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970. Members were Freddie Mercury (Vocals and Piano), Brian May (Guitar, Vocals), Roger Taylor (Drums, Vocals), and John Deacon (Bass Guitar, Vocals). Before forming into Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor had played together in a band named Smile. Freddie Mercury more.

I hate them and know they aren't glam - Lucretia

Hair metal?

21 Alice Cooper Alice Cooper Alice Cooper was an American rock band formed in Phoenix, Arizona in 1964. The band consisted of lead singer Vince Furnier, Glen Buxton, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, and Neal Smith.

Why he is on 18 place?!

He needs to be higher:/


22 Whitesnake Whitesnake Whitesnake are a rock band formed in England in 1978 by singer David Coverdale, after his departure from his previous band Deep Purple.

1. motley crue 2. definitely leppard 3. Whitesnake 4. bon jovi 5. skid row in my opinion the only glam metal bands that actually had sheer talent all the rest were just pretty boys that don't know how to play there instruments and what hell is guns n roses doing on this list what cause axl had the hair in there first video welcome to the jungle they wasnt glam they were hard rock/heavy metal

23 Steel Panther Steel Panther Steel Panther is an American comedy glam metal band from Los Angeles, California, mostly known for their profane and humorous lyrics, as well as their exaggerated on-stage personae that parody the stereotypical 1980s "glam metal" lifestyle.

They're the best because they mock other glam metal bands and are satire and funny. - SoldierOfFortune

Yes. The only good glammy one... - Lucretia

How are these guys not higher their Steel Panther. They don't take themselves to seriously unlike Motley Crue and they actually are glam metal unlike Motörhead

24 Kix

By far the most underrated heavy metal band to date

25 Firehouse
26 X Japan X Japan X Japan is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
27 Ugly Kid Joe
28 Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides Black Veil Brides is an American rock band currently consisting of Andy Biersack (vocals), Jinxx (guitar), Jake Pitts (guitar), Christian Coma (drums) and Ashley Purdy (bass), that formed in 2006 in Ohio. more.

Awesome band


29 Keel
30 Tesla
31 Y&T
32 Slaughter
33 Vinnie Vincent Invasion

This band is awesome especially with Vinnie Vincent's guitar playing

34 L.A. Guns
35 Dangerous Toys
36 Extreme
37 Britny Fox
38 Faster Pussycat
39 Y&T
40 Winger Winger

Winger should be in the top 3 along with Ratt and Cinderella, in my opinion. No other band had the groove they did.

41 Great White
42 Steelheart
43 Hanoi Rocks

THE definitive glam metal band from the look to the sense of shock (dig Mike Monroes nasty deep baritone voice in contrast to his look) to the quality of the songs. The Guns N' Roses song Welcome to the Jungle was inspired by that phrase in the Hanoi Rocks song Underwater World. These guys are woefully underrated.

44 Black 'N Blue
45 Lizzy Borden
46 XYZ
47 White Lion White Lion
48 Trixter
49 Tyketto
50 BulletBoys
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