Top 10 Greatest Hair Metal Bands

The Top Ten
1 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.

How can people say Van Halen is heavy metal but this isn't? I think it's because people don't like them, because musically it's undeniable they're glam metal. I partially understand the hate because Axl Rose as a person is the worst, but come on, their songs are incredible. Great band to listen to.

I Really don't see how anyone can say they suck ill give you a change to explain yourself, explain to me how one of rock greatest singers, a very soulful guitarist and a bunch of kick ass song writer who created some of the worlds greatest anthems and by everyone who knows anything about music can at least respect. but some random citizen who don't know about music can judge that better than professionals this is directed at UFasten8Me

and dude honestly Dragonforce has no soul and there songs are not even catchy and they will never be recognized as one of rock greatest because they suck seriously that a closer look there songs don't even have meaning...

Don't vote for Guns n roses. They are not Hair metal. Hair metal is a music genre. It is not a Name used to describe bands with members having long hair and plays metal. Hair metal means Pop metal or Glam metal. They are the bands do music Combined with Pop and metal, and probably they will wear fancy clothes and make up. Guns n roses never sounds pop. Their first album shows much heavy metal features not hair metal. They hated Hair metal. Also Slash stated that they hated hair metal. Actually Hair metal bands are Motley Crue, Poison, Warrant etc. Even in "Rolling stone" Magazine's list of "50 Greatest Hair metal albums", There's No any Guns n roses album included. Its not because guns n roses albums are not good, it's because they are not Hair metal. Actually If Axl rose see this list that they are voted as a Hair/Glam metal band, He will beat you all, Definitely Guns n roses is not hair metal.

Problems with hair metal lists like always. You have to make up your mind if you want bands like Guns, Van Halen, or Aerosmith on this list because they are all borderline. But if they are on the list, guns and VH are 1 and 2. Aerosmith influenced the bands who influenced hair metal. They came before.

2 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.

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!

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

Motley Crue is much better compared to Guns N' Roses... Motley crue is the best Hair metal band of the 80s

This is more than simple glam metal, this is some kind of passage between the glam and the heavy metal...

3 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.

Besides having nice long hair, it's also about what's inside the band members. The band members in Motley Crue and Poison all act like psychopaths, but BJ is actually one of the only popular glam metal bands that act normally.

Statistically, Bon Jovi is actually the most popular Hair Metal band there was. They have made some really popular anthems like "Livin' On A Prayer" and "You Give Love A Bad Name"

Oh please guns n roses is so overrated. Axl rose's voice is so terrible. But Bon Jovi is awesome. IT RULES! Slash is amazing though

Guns n' Roses is NOT a hair band. They were great but should not be on this list. They were a reaction against the polished look of the hair bands.

4 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.

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

I don’t consider def. Leppard, Scorpions, G-N-R, Skid Row, Pantera, W.A.S.P., Aerosmith and Motörhead glam bands. KISS and Motley Crue were glam for a short period of time, based on their look. True glam was groups like Poison, Cinderella, Dokken, Britny Fox, Stryper, Slaughter, Enuff Z enough and Bon Jovi. Twisted Sister was too big and brutal looking to be glam. I would have to give top glam band honors to Poison and Cinderella due to their look and sound.

Their style is cool and awesome, you can't hate this guys

Definitely Leppard are classic hard rock!

5 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.

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.

The best shock glam band ever!

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

For all you people with the “KISS can’t write songs” argument. Explain how KISS made the Hall of Fame? There are a bunch of bands, supposedly better who haven’t even sniffed that honor yet!

6 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.

Eddie's diddly diddly guitar solos David's bravado Alex's skill Michael's cool factor-Sammy's awfulness=Best hair metal band ever.

Not only the first ever hair band, but also the best

Since when is X-Japan and DragonForce hair metal?

Guns N' Roses and Motley Crue aren't half as good as Van Halen

7 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.

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

Guns N Roses ain't No Hair Metal, Twisted Sister only real hair meal band out there

I WANNA ROCK! When people say glam metal is not heavy enough, just put them this band.

All with the knack get to run with the pack.

8 Poison Poison is an American glam and hard rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s.

great band "Every Roes Has its Thorn"

The band that wanted nothing but a good time

Bret Michaels is the best singer & CC Deville is a badass Guitarist

Motley Crue & Poison ruled Hair metal era

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

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

I love Aerosmith, but they came before hair metal. They should not be on this list.

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

10 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.

Van Halen and Aerosmith aren't hair metal

Underrated as hell!

The Contenders
11 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

Whitesnake and Iron Maiden are way better than Guns n' Roses.

Whitesnake '87 album is the best glam metal album!

12 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.

Totally my favorite. Even after Bach left the band they were still good. With Bach I have to say my favorites are Sweet Little Sister, 18 and Life and Monkey Business. Without Bach Ghost is probably my favorite but old school Skid Row was the best.

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.

Should be higher, they are a very good band

Way too underrated

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

Dokken was still my favourite GlamMetalBand! The Vocals of Don Dokken and the Guitarplay of George Lynch really fits together."Under lock and key" is still after 33 years my top number 1 Album! This Band should be in the top 5 of best GlamMetalBands.

The unique voices of Don Dokken combined with the nifty guitar work of George Lynch brings out a classic glam/hair metal line up, that works well considering they were around the time that hair metal was roaring, oh and DragonForce, albeit a fantastic band, I mean the guitarists, come on, they are not a hair metal band and Guns n' Roses are one of the bands that truly shaped the concept of hair metal, that went on to influence many other bands, including Dokken, so many consider them to be awesome

They wrote songs for Nightmare on Elm Street. That should thell you how big of a deal they were in the 80s.

It should be on the top ten they deserve it

14 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.

I love ratt they are a hair metal band they have the best music I love there song round and round it is a awesome song to listen to

They should be top 3. I think their stuff holds much better over time than Motley $h1t... I can’t even listen to MC anymore. So aged. Their music doesn’t stand the test of time. But RATT? Still so wicked and the intros to Way Cool Jr and Lay it Down are just bad ass.

Ok so realistically they should be number 3 because half the top ten isn’t even glam metal bands smh lol

15 Dragonforce DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England. Formed in 1999, the group are known for their long and fast guitar solos, fantasy-themed lyrics, and electronic sounds in their music to add to their retro video game-influenced sound.

Ironic, since they're not from the 80's.
P. S. GUNS N' ROSES SUCKS - UFasten8Me

16 X-japan

... All I got to say is hide had pink hair and it was AMAZING! Enough said! ~toshi's hair just stuck right up hehe! And pata died it so much from red pink brown yet he looked the most normal out of all of them and taiji he had his hair like this one guy from poison! Yoshiki had it spiked on one side and the rest just hung down but still epic as hell love it all of them are a boss enough to do it! ~

Hide had the craziest hair over the years but they all looked good.

DragonForce isn't hair metal, and they're not from the 80s.

17 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.

It's hard to really look at who the Top Hair Bands are, but Cinderella can thank Bon Jovi. Cinderella Kind of helped Poison, Jeff Labar wore tor up Tour Shirt
that had Poisons Look What The Cat Dragged In. You find that particular in Cinderellas Ft. A Cameo Of Sambora and Bon Jovi. The song Somebody Save Me.

I'd put them in the top 5, great musicians, one of the best lead singers, amazing vocals, catchy lyrics and the best bluesy sound in the genre. Much more than some hair and makeup, completely underrated.

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

They are such a underrated band! They rock!

18 Journey Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973, composed of former members of Santana and Frumious Bandersnatch.
19 Zi:Kill

Tusk's horsetail is so attractive!

They are the king of J-Rock.

20 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.

Maybe they were not glam metal at the beginning, but they definitely had a lot to do with the genre in the 80's. Most of their songs from that time were glam metal, and they should be higher. A sadly undrerrated band.

Scorpions is classic hard rock!

Are they really hair metal?!

21 Ugly Kid Joe

I'm not sure that I agree these guys were a "hair band", but I like some of their music and will give them my vote. Pretty sure Guns N' Roses isn't hair either.

22 Metallica Metallica is an American Thrash Metal band formed in 1981 . The original lineup was James Hetfield (Vocalist and Rhythm guitarist), Dave Mustaine (Lead Guitar), Lars Ulrich (Drums), Ron McGovney (Bassist). The group came into mainstream from their Self-Titled album and the hit single "Enter Sandman". ...read more.

Not a hair metal band, don't take the piss

23 D'erlanger

copkiller said the wrong thing, 80s are filled with hair metal bands like this one - ronluna

kyo also had the craziest hair over the years but looked good better than x-japan - ronluna

24 Warrent

WARRANT not Warrant...lol

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