Top 10 Worst Hair Metal/Glam Metal Songs

Hair Metal or sometimes often called Glam Metal, is a subgenre of Rock that has poppy elements and cheesy lyrics. Not a genre I'm personally a fan of, and I hate the following songs. If you like any of these songs that's fine, just don't be a overdramatic prude about it.

The Top Ten

1 Cherry Pie - Warrant

Just to remind you once again, what was called Hair/Glam Metal is not metal at all. These songs are nowhere near metal. Hair/Glam Metal was one of first examples to use the word "metal" incorrectly. Unfortunately, not the last time.
Metal musicians of the 80s (Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden) hated Hair/Glam Metal, basically because it was called metal when it wasn't, and was only giving metal a bad name. - Metal_Treasure

Possibly one of the worst songs I've ever heard in my life... the lyrics are cheesy in all the wrong ways possible.

Was this song made on crack? - Swellow

2 Talk Dirty to Me - Poison

Yes, this and Cherry Pie should be in the top 3. I would say Talk Dirty to Me is worse because music is poppier and cheesier while Cherry Pie at least has a more rocking feel to it. - Metal_Treasure

This song suffers from atrocious lyrics... awful vocals and mediocre instrumentation in general.

3 Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue

Not sure why I used to like Motley Crue... but christ this song is obnoxious in all the worst ways possible.

4 Lay It Down - Ratt

It has all the Glam/ Hair Metal song cliches... and does nothing else other than prove why Hair/ Glam Metal can't be taken seriously.

5 Girls Girls Girls - Motley Crue
6 Livin on a Prayer - Bon Jovi

WHOA OH LIVIN' ON A PRAYER. I can see how that inspired Skillet's entire music career. *Rolls my eyes in disgust*

7 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
8 Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row

This isn't bad. And I don't think his voice sounds whiny. Not at all. And perhaps this is the best vocal performance on this list (plus vox to Here I Go Again and Welcome to the Jungle). - Metal_Treasure

Are you kidding me dude? This song is awesome.It's a hard rock anthem of the 80s. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

This is what you get... if you have a singer that tries too hard to scream and be badass but ends up sounding like a whiny teenager instead...

9 Kiss My Love Goodbye - L.A. Guns

A awful song... from one of the worst glam/ hair bands in existence.

10 Round and Round - Ratt

The Contenders

11 Cum On Feel the Noize - Quiet Riot
12 Smokin' in the Boys Room - Motley Crue

A awful cover...

13 Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard

This is a great song

This song is honestly good and it is more hard rock than glam metal.

14 Kiss of Death - Dokken

This song is NOT glam metal. It's heavy metal with a hint of power metal. Which explains its good instrumentation compared to the other songs on this list. - Metal_Treasure

There's no redeemable or even semi- decent qualities of this song.

It has a very good guitar solo by the guitar god George Lynch. Vocals are pretty good as well. Rhythm and speed are well sustained throughout. - Metal_Treasure

15 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

This is hard rock as we know it. Not hair or glam metal.
And I truly believe that people should start paying attention to the music and its performance and not only to the lyrics... - Metal_Treasure

I really hated it when I heard it for the first time. Whiny vocals. - Userguy44

An overrated song,but not really bad. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

I can't stand the vocals... and the lyrics aren't any better either.

16 Round and Round - Ratt
17 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

I strongly disagree. This is a great song. Well written music and great vocals.
But it is NOT hair or glam metal. It's just a rock power ballad.
Also, lyrics are too meaningful to be hair/glam metal. Not cheesy at all. - Metal_Treasure

I'm not a fan of this song at all... it's cheesy but not in a good way.

18 Wild in the Streets - Bon Jovi
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Top Remixes

1. Cherry Pie - Warrant
2. Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
3. You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
1. Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
2. Cherry Pie - Warrant
3. Dr. Feelgood - Motley Crue


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