Best '80s Hair Metal Bands
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.
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.
Best hair band of all time! I'd put their song writing in top 20 of all genres all time. Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora have magic together. Lots of talent in this band. My top 10 hair bands below:
0. Guns n Roses ( not a hair band but if categorized that way they should be #1)
1. Bon Jovi
3. Mötley Crüe
4. Van Halen
5. definitely Leppard
7. Twisted Sister
8. Quiet Riot
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
"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.
Motley Crue is the all time best hair metal band. They started hair metal. All the other bands were originated by Motley Crue.
Motley Crue pretty much defines the hair metal band. Peace on Earth and good will towards all humankind. I love you Maggie.
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).
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
They got cool hairstyles for sure.
I love their hair naming hide's I still think it's awesome wouldn't mind wearing it
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.
Axl at the time of appetite for destruction is the most sexy teens!... let me say these people wanted to show that they damn cared abt anything and they were gorgeous teens with some talent!... and they showed!... ROCK N ROLL baby!
They are not hair metal.
Good god do you people know nothing putting motley Crüe and x Japan in front of Guns N' Roses!
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.
Definitely Leppard should be number 1 for sure! Long live the Leppards!
Skid Row considering energy, charisma, and the spirit of real hair metal Skid row has it, should be on the top 10.
Skid Row are highly underrated. They have wonderful songs. Go listen, I Remember You.
Bas' is the Boss. If you don't agree, this party is over so get the...
Nobody likes the vocalist I'd say but their riffs are pretty good on some songs. Solid 1.5/10 (out of mercy).
Great ballads songs
Is This Love is a fantastic song and one of my favorite love songs.
Whitesnake are not hair metal.
Who ever votes 4 metallica 4 hair metal is an idiot. lmfao they're thrash.. by the way ozzy, judas priest and ac/dc rnt even close 2 hair metal either... KISS RULEZZ!
Should definitely be higher this band is still putting out albums today.
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.
I voted for poison because they're one of the two bands on this list that is really hair metal
Great band. Very underrated
I agree very under rated
Should be in top five.
Best British band ever, nothing beats watching Zombie Apocalypse and Iron Maiden playing in the background.
Black Sabbath invented metal... Iron maiden perfected it!
Up the irons!... Keeping it real!
Yeah and Blind Guardian is the best pop group, I suppose?
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!
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.
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.
They're classic rock. Not metal
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.
Just listen to their first two albums...you'll see. They put the metal in Hair Metal
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
They are known for several of their hit songs, which include “Painkiller”, “Breaking The Law”, You’ve Got Another Thing Coming”, and “Turbo Lover”.
Their original lineup consisted of Al Atkins (vocals), K.K. Downing (lead/rhythm guitar), Ian Hill (bass), and John Ellis (drums). Atkins never recorded on any Judas Priest releases, but contributed to several songs.
Their current lineup consists of Rob Halford (vocals), Glenn Tipton (lead/rhythm guitar, studio only as of 2018), Scott Travis (drums), Ian Hill (bass), Richie Faulkner (lead/rhythm guitar), and Andy Sneap (lead/rhythm guitar, touring only as of 2018.) Tipton, as of 2018, no longer tours with the band due to Parkinson’s disease. ...read more.
They only had one hair metal album.