Top 10 Glam / Hair Metal Bands

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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.

Amen

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!

2 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.

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

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.

All with the knack get to run with the pack.

Best Glam metal band ever!

Best band ever. Why isn't it higher? And VH isn't glam, they're rock.

4 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!

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

5 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 ...read more.

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

These guys are not number 1?

Best band

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.

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 ...read 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

Ahhh yes guns n roses the most badass band in hard rock ever and the most dangerous of the 80s. appetite for destruction is the best hair metal album it sold 30 million copies worldwide but slash and axl rose are one the most important members in history it should be no. 2 instead number 3 so low for a kickass rock band

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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!

Not really. - zxm

8 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 ...read more.
9 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!

10 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

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11 Van Halen Van Halen Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972. From 1974 until 1985, the band consisted of guitarist Eddie Van Halen, vocalist David Lee Roth, drummer Alex Van Halen, and bassist Michael Anthony.

Van Halen is not glam - Sabbath

They are not a glam band - Sabbath

Take of Van Halen

12 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.

What? #22? really?

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

Poison is the definition of glam metal

Great band.Great songs

14 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.
15 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

16 Pantera Pantera Pantera was a Heavy Metal band formed in 1981 by guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul. The group got into mainstream after changing from Glam Metal to Groove Metal. The band's most successful album is "Vulgar Display of Power". As the pioneers of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal, They ...read more.

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

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

I like this band too pntera should now be a number 21 top ten for this band as well

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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.

They should be in the top ten

Because wasp rly a lot of metal. I think wasp is the most METAL glam band

The first albumis the best in my opinion

19 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 ...read more.

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

An amazing jazz band

Not Glam Metal - christangrant

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.

20 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

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

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