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Best 80's Hair Metal Band Songs

Updated on July 11, 2015

What's a 'Hair Metal' song? Hair Metal is a genre of music inhabited by 1980s glam rock stars who spend as much or more time on hair & make-up than on writing their music. While being labeled a hair band definitely has negative connotations, obviously some are more talented than others.

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1. Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen

2. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

3. Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

4. Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

5. Photograph - Def Leppard

6. Round and Round - Ratt

7. Shout At The Devil - Motley Crue

8. Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot

9. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions

10. Pour Some Sugar On Me - Def Leppard


11. What It Takes - Aerosmith

12. Welcome To The Jungle - Guns N Roses

13. Looks That Kill - Motley Crue

14. Tell Me What You Want - Zebra

15. Panama - Van Halen

16. Foolin' - Def Leppard

17. Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche

18. 18 & Life - Skid Row

19. No One Like You - Scorpions

20. Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi


21. Paradise City - Guns N Roses

22. Don't Stop Runnin' - Y&T

23. Rag Doll - Aerosmith

24. Bringin' On The Heartbreak - Def Leppard

25. I'll Wait - Van Halen

26. Modern Day Cowboy - Tesla

27. Runaway - Bon Jovi

28. Turn Up The Radio - Autograph

29. Sister Christian - Night Ranger

30. Too Young to Fall In Love - Motley Crue


31. Love Song - Tesla

32. You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi

33. Rock of Ages - Def Leppard

34. Nobody's Fool - Cinderella

35. Lick It Up - Kiss

36. Mr. Brownstone - Guns N Roses

37. Talk Dirty To Me - Poison

38. Still of the Night - Whitesnake

39. Alone Again - Dokken

40. Wild Side - Motley Crue


41. Jump - Van Halen

42. Somebody Save Me - Cinderella

43. Wait - White Lion

44. Little Suzi - Tesla

45. Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row

46. Back for More - Ratt

47. Home Sweet Home - Motley Crue

48. Tears Are Falling - Kiss

49. She Don't Know Me - Bon Jovi

50. Cum On Feel The Noize - Quiet Riot

51. Rock Rock (‘Til You Drop) - Def Leppard

52. Coming Home - Cinderella

53. Heaven's On Fire - Kiss

54. I Don't Believe In Love - Queensryche

55. Shot In The Dark - Ozzy Osbourne

56. In My Dreams - Dokken

57. Scared - Dangerous Toys

58. The New Thing - Enuff Z'Nuff

59. Don't Treat Me Bad - Firehouse

60. Madalaine - Winger

61. Nightrain - Guns N Roses

62. Still Loving You - Scorpions

63. Women - Def Leppard

64. Tell Me - White Lion

65. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

66. Down Boys - Warrant

67. Bad Medicine - Bon Jovi

68. I'll See You In My Dreams - Giant

69. I Remember You - Skid Row

70. You're In Love - Ratt

71. Shake Me - Cinderella

72. Fallen Angel - Poison

73. It's So Easy - Guns N Roses

74. Seventeen - Winger

75. Blaze of Glory - Jon Bon Jovi

76. Reason To Live - Kiss

77. Dreams in the Dark - Badlands

78. The Way It Is - Tesla

79. Free - Stryper

80. Fly High Michelle - Enuff Z'Nuff

81. Walkin' Shoes - Tora Tora

82. Burning Like a Flame - Dokken

83. Is This Love - Whitesnake

84. Hot For Teacher - Van Halen

85. Every Rose Has It's Thorn - Poison

86. Shelter Me - Cinderella

87. High n Dry (Saturday Night) - Def Leppard

88. Patience - Guns N Roses

89. Monkey Business - Skid Row

90. Lay It Down - Ratt

91. I Could Never Be Without You - Enuff Z'Nuff

92. Kid Ego - Extreme

93. Kiss Me Deadly - Lita Ford

94. Gettin' Better - Tesla

95. Burn In Hell - Twisted Sister

96. In & Out of Love - Bon Jovi

97. Dirty Love - Thunder

98. Wanted Man - Ratt

99. Get It On - Kingdom Come

100. I Wanna Be Loved - House of Lords

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      PCaholicDotCom 9 years ago from USA

      Cool list!! Glad to see KISS made it :-)

      Peter

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      Iðunn 9 years ago

      good list and with Peter on the whole Kiss thing. What wasn't to love?

      have to say, "sweet child of mine"... massive overplay. every time I hear it now I want to buy a set of Billy Mayz Mighty Ear Plugz off an infomercial. :(

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      DJ Funktual 9 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Yeah, I know. I could do without the first half myself. However that guitar solo by Slash is really truly amazing and the song rides out perfectly from there. "Where do we go now?" Indeed.

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      Angela Harris 9 years ago from Around the USA

      Now you're talking- Hair Metal rocks! I LOVE your #1 song pick. Runnin' With the Devil is my absolutely favorite Van Halen song! Photograph is another favorite song.

      Oh my gosh, do Angela Harris and DJ Funktual agree? Someone check out the window to see if the pigs are flying yet. ;-)

      Just kidding, DJ Funktual. You know I love ya! Aerosmith and Def Leppard- fantastic bands. Love your list, and agree, mostly.

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      U'sta Hav Hare 8 years ago

      Finnaly, a list with Down boys!! But I still say we need some Uncle Toms Cabin. I was only twelve when Cherry Pie came out. And Cabin always seemed the better song. Even to a tewlve year old skater punk. Thank you for omitting Crappie pie!!

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      DJ Funktual 8 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinkin' Rich was the only album I had.

      That Cherry Pie & Uncle Tom's Cabin stuff was just...well how much worse could they be? It's WARRANT for chrissakes.

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      WHEATONSTREET 8 years ago

      no loverboy?

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      omar 8 years ago

      nice list man but you should off had more dokken up there

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      kalum 8 years ago

      wicked to see the scorpions on there my ultimate band

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      Adam B 8 years ago

      Dude...Warrant's Cherry Pie is not on your list!?! That song is the essance of Hair Metal!

      For a hair metal band that never got all the attention and fanfair, check out Love/Hate. They were awsome and kicked major arse in their day!

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      Rob 8 years ago

      Hey the hometown boyz made it. Look at Zebra slidin' in at #14. The Big Easy's finest!

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      jesse 7 years ago

      I like it and it was awosome but wher wasp

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      stella 7 years ago

      nice!, but i don´t think that scorpions is a hair metal band, but it´s near

      and you forgot europe, la guns and others.

      goodbye

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      Laura C. 7 years ago

      this is musicTHIS

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      mike copeland 7 years ago

      where the hell is metallica?

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      ButterflyWings 7 years ago

      I agree with Mike Copeland. Anyway, a couple of your videos are down...removed by users and such.

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      DJ Funktual 7 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Metallica is NOT a hair band. They are pure METAL!

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      ButterflyWings 7 years ago

      I stand corrected. My sources were badly misled. Thank you for your time, sir.

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      Dredd101 7 years ago

      Scorpions The Zoo shoulda been up there, and what about Bullet Boys... Smooth Up definitely fit in with this crowd!

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      Wazzy 7 years ago

      white lion - broken heart, and lets get crazy should be the first on the list

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      Glen 7 years ago from Australia

      Dokken, Stryper, Winger... HOUSE OF LORDS! This hub is full of win!

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      chinesedemocracy 7 years ago

      That's a pretty good list,

      good to see guns n roses on it

      regards

      http://chinesedemocracyforum.com

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      VeraDestler 7 years ago

      Great List!!! I love a bunch of these songs~!!

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      farge  7 years ago

      i think skid row and quiet riot are great

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      metalhead666 7 years ago

      where is girls girls girls, once bitten twice shy and jump

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      Shinkicker 7 years ago from Scotland

      Metalhead666 asked "where is girls, girls, girls"

      Yeah!! Where are the girls? I think Lita Ford is the only female in the list. (Twisted Sister don't count, even on a technicality)

      Let's remember great bands like 'Heart' and 'Vixen', maybe even 'The Bangles' and 'Cher' when she was into her Rock phase :-)

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      jeffro67 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      Awesome list. I was hoping for a Kings X song or two. Regardless, I can really appreciate the thought you put into the top 100.

      These songs bring back excellent memories from my teen years. Good times!

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      Sheila 7 years ago

      I'm just glad to see that Cinderella made it. Not a lot of people put Cinderella on their list....They kick ass...

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      Matt 7 years ago

      Awesome list.. but just two that I didn't see that I would have liked to make it... Silent Lucidity by Queensryche and Round an Round by Ratt! Love those two!

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      zzron 7 years ago from Houston, TX.

      You forgot ZZ TOP, they have a lot of hair. HAHA great list.

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      Mister Cool 6 years ago

      amazing list....some suggestions

      boyz are gonna rock - vinnie vincent invasion

      we're not gonna take it - twisted sister

      beautiful girls - van halen

      cradle will rock - van halen

      anything by ozzy

      krank

      saxon

      keep your eye on the money - motley crue

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      Bob 6 years ago

      There is no LA Guns. I also think it should include the Bullet Boys smooth up in ya. I still think its a pretty good list.

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      Bryce 6 years ago

      No Iron Maiden? Too metal? Not enough hair?

      rad list anyway!

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      more def leppard

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      ok list but more kingdom come more whitesnake i mean cmon david coverdale behind robert plant he is the best singer ever yall agree

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      anybody on this page give me your top 20 singers i will mention some and comment robert plant david coverdale sabstian bach sammy hagar joe elliot chris cornell bryan johnson steve tyner please comment on yours those are not in order thank u

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      bryan bates 6 years ago

      umm i with you nolan i like chris cornell but you might need to put layne stayley and on the top 100 greatest hits of hair metal they need more def leppard do you agree

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      yes byran i do agree more def leppard and i forgot to put layne stayley paul rogers and john bon jovi

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      i know people dont like kingdom come that much but cmon they more songs need to be in there and kiss or 70s not 80s

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      dennis 6 years ago

      glad to see tesla jeff keith and tesla still kick a!! to this day!

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      Cline 6 years ago

      I love how you put a spicifeced one for slashes solo

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      peito 6 years ago

      Where is Alice Cooper? where is W.A.S.P?

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      Corvis 6 years ago from Florida

      Digging the GNR love. But all that Dokken without "Dream Warriors?" Two things that defined the 80s, hair metal and slasher flicks merge in triumphant glory!

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      nolan fowler 6 years ago

      are u kidding 3 dokken songs no breaking the chains george lynch rocks

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      Joe 6 years ago

      Into the fire by Dokken would have been suitable

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      Krisite 6 years ago

      Ratt!!

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      donna 6 years ago

      Awesome, I loved the 80's and never really left! lol. cool list there were many of my favorites that I had forgotton!

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      Thomas  6 years ago

      Some people need too check they Hair Metal again.Groups like Scorpions, Queensryche,Van Halen,Aerosmith,Kiss,They arent Hair Metal Bands.They are just Rock and Roll bands.Bands Like Skid Row,LA Guns,FireHouse,Def Leppard,Motley Crue,Ratt,Poison,Dokken,Cinderella.They aree Hair Metal Bands,But its a fair list

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      hikemup 6 years ago

      One band that is always missed by a lot of enthusiats is the big band from Russia "Gorky Park", famous for the three songs - Bang - Try to find me - Peace in our time.

      Great tunes from this band. The bands original cd from 1987 is out of print but a person can still find a copy around if you look hard enough. I own a bar in the midwest and we have an annual Big Hair Band party every year, where everyone dresses up in their best big hair band costume and rock out to the great tunes of the era.

      Kuddos on the list!!

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      Choppa 6 years ago

      Gotta agrre with hikemup - Gorky park rocked (also found by Bon Jovi)!!

      Great list, everyone's got their own personals, it's all very subjective!

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      Brent 6 years ago

      Kiss hould make the top 10 for sure!

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      METAL STEEL 6 years ago

      "The Ultimate 80's Hair Metal Tribute" We live what your doin! KUDOS

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      BlackSteelStudBrett1953 6 years ago

      Great job,boys!!!How 'bout Ozzy's "Crazy Train" though?(And I'm glad you included Quiet Riot's "Cum On,Feel The Noize" to this grouping,and Skid Row's "Eighteen And Life To Go should DEFINITELY not be ignored!!!)

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      ernest mccracken 6 years ago

      i do have one thing to tell nolan fowler, both chris cornell and layne stayley were involved in bands that were catagorized as "grunge" not "hair metal".

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      PoisonOkie 6 years ago

      Great list!

      What about Mother Lovebone "Stardog Champion" or "Stargazer"

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      Harrison 6 years ago

      Awesome list but I don't think I saw Rocket by def leppard or Unskinny bop by poison. And forgive me for being wrong,Coz I'm 15, but what about some/more Alice Cooper or iron maiden. And I know it's more rock but what about Joan Jett?

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      Jay 6 years ago

      Need some Europe

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      Larry Vashon 6 years ago from Tampa Florida

      This list pretty much covers it all. Good work.

      Larry Vashon

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      dustin thrift 6 years ago

      good list. im 16 and i can say you left a bunch of great songs off that really shoulda made it. i just kinda looked through it really quick, so forgive me if they are on the list, but what about Wicked sensation by lynch mob? or heartbreak blvd by shotgun messiah, or baby's on fire by great white, or shoot you full of love by vinnie vincent invasion?

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      HeadBanger 6 years ago

      This is actually one of the better lists I have seen for hair bands and their music, the only problem I have with it is Skid Row, though they came out in 1989 was not technically a hair band AND monkey business came out in 91, after the death of hair metal. All in all though Great list.

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      renato 6 years ago

      winger - miles away

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      renato 6 years ago

      slaughter - fly to the angels

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      rock4life 6 years ago

      great choice rock on

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      SPLASHX 6 years ago

      Wait...I didn't see Ronnie James Dio.

      ~Rainbow In The Dark~ Anyone.........

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      thejackasss 6 years ago

      LA Guns - never enough is an amazing amazing track! Awesome list though ! Hair metal!!

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      soccer14 6 years ago

      i agree with your list mostly.

      your definitely missing some real good songs tho.

      im surprised you missed a lot of good van halen and poison. oh and mötley too !

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      Robert Renshaw  5 years ago

      i Agree with the list mostly but you forgot some good ones by alice cooper like: House of fire or Poison.

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      Don N. 5 years ago

      Cool list. The 80's was my generation's music. Smooth Up in ya by Bullet Boys is a great song.

      CAN ANYONE HELP me on this. I had Hair Nation (Sat radio) on the other day and a song played that I really liked - about the only part I can recall is "Here me calling" or "Here the Calling" (it may have been "Do you" OR "can you" before that. I didn't write the info down at the time. All the google & youtube searches have been dead ends - not finding the actual Hair Band song I heard. I know that is not a lot of info to go off of, but does anyone have any ideas? THANKS!!!

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      JudasPriestrulez 5 years ago

      Guns n' Roses sucks and are overrated, they cannot nearly touch Whitesnake and Motley Crue's guitar work.

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      Indeed 5 years ago

      Yeah, Whitesnake's last 2 albums are way stronger than everything Guns n' Roses has ever put out, and way stronger than all that 30 Seconds of a Breaking Theory of a Nickelback in Three Days of Seether crap that is going on and all sound like the same shit.

      But Motley Crue now kind of sucks.

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      Motorhad 5 years ago

      Whitesnake > Insert Hair band

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      MathLizard 5 years ago from Reading PA

      It's already been said by several responders to this hub, but I have to say it again...great list, but it needed more Dokken!

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      DJ Funktual 5 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      What other Dokken tracks do you recommend?

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      bchannell 5 years ago

      Great list. I am using it to compile my music list for the 80's Hairband spinning ride I am instructing!

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      Ratt 5 years ago

      Round and Round!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      MathLizard 5 years ago from Reading PA

      I would definitely put Kiss Of Death and Mr. Scary on there...and maybe Dio's "The Last In Line", even though I watched the video for that one the other day and I wonder what the hell it was supposed to mean...

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      Mary Merriment 5 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      This was a great list. Lots of youthful memories here!

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      Sean 5 years ago

      No Danger Danger?

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      Chris 5 years ago

      Where the hell is Bad Seamstress Blues?

      Epic FAIL....

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      Asher 5 years ago

      all amazing bands man but you are missing some songs. and bands for that matter lol. love how you put ratt in there though, they are one of my all time favorite bands. And I SEE WINGER lol by the way other than seventeen...i don't remember a single good song by them.

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      dsizz 5 years ago

      Motley crue is my favorite band and I'm only 16! Their first album is the best of all time

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      amazinghunter 5 years ago

      this list is awesome! theses are all the songs i have on my ipod! kinda strange for a 16 year old

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      banger 5 years ago

      asphalt ballet, check em out!

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      goonie 5 years ago

      were is the bullet boys dude

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      sunshinedaystar 5 years ago

      what about faster pussycat???

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      Me 5 years ago

      What about Manfred Mann? They even wore HEAD bands and they have a LOT of hair...

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      Josh Drew 5 years ago

      ... Scorpians an Aersmith??? Their from the era, but they arent hair metal. if your gonna have them in there, you need to include AC/DC!?!

      Where is L.A. Guns, Dio, Metallica, Europe and Duran Duran???

      this list is a dive.

      I am 16, unfortunatly i grew up in the wrong era, cuz im obsessed with hair metal. i love modern day thrash metal and scremo, but hair metal is what broke the bounderies, and make metal what it is today.

      It's better to burn out, Than fade away!

      -Josh

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      sonoo 5 years ago

      la guns need to be on the list the reason is that with la guns their would be no guns n roses so la guns rocks all their songs from 1988 to today rock n rolll

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      Stainer 5 years ago

      Winger??? R U serious? I'm headed for an ear ache.

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      briangloew@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      does anyone remember the song about whiskey and water, that's the only lyrics I can remember, but it's NOT

      the "Tindersticks" it's some other band from back in the 90's.

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      debbie 5 years ago

      so glad to see that someone else appreciates enuff znuffs music.i love them.they so should have made it bigger than they did,they are so talented.

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      debbie 5 years ago

      i was surprised not to see faster pussycat on the list for house of pain.its a great song and a great band.

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      savannah Wolf 5 years ago

      Don N. "Here me Calling" Not a hair band but I think you were hearing Steve Miller Band's Here Me Calling

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      Tim 5 years ago

      A lot of good bands, but with no Iron Maiden, the list is useless.

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      DJ Funktual 5 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      I do NOT consider Iron Maiden "Hair Metal" thus it isn't included in a list with Enuff Z'Nuff, get it? It's a compliment.

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      Kami no kinzoku 5 years ago

      This finally proves my point to my dad that Cinderella has amazing songs out there.

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      Shane 5 years ago

      There should definitely be more leppard so many underrated songs like gods of war, die hard the hunter, billys got a gun, comin under fire plus, where's animal rocket and too late for love

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      Brodie 5 years ago

      I noticed that Play With Me by Extreme wasn't on the list... Nuno Bettencourt was a highly overlooked guitar player

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      Lee 5 years ago

      No Billy Squier - The Stroke? Serious oversight, probably could have knocked off a couple of songs by artists who already had one on the list like Poison or Motley Crue.

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      Blitzen73 5 years ago

      Bon Jovi discovered Cinderella? I know they discovered Skid Row...didn't know they got Cinderella their start, as well. Cool! Love Bon Jovi and was happy to see a lot of their work there...as well as most of the others. Long live 80's hair bands!

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      Erod 5 years ago

      that should definitely make a damn 5 disk boxset of those 100 songs I'd buy it

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      UnderDawg 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed the list. Love all those songs. I have a few personal faves to add. First, ANYTHING from the Electric Angels. (1990 but close enough). Hurricane's I'm on To You or Over the Edge. XYZ's Inside Out.Thunder's Dirty Love. the Riverdogs Toy Soldier( i love vivian campbell!) Hardline's Taking Me Down. although some of these are early 90's they still count to me. Oh yeah, and Frehley's Comet with Rock Soldiers! that song kicks MAJOR ass!!

      Just my opinions

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      UnderDawg 5 years ago

      How do we know?

      "Ace is back and he told you so!!"

      Frehley RULES!!

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      UnderDawg 5 years ago

      Not to beat a dead horse, but the Electric Angels Rattlesnake Kisses is not only a great song from an underrated band, but it has a young Christina Applegate in the video. WIN WIN!!!

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      Alexandra Leigh 5 years ago

      slip of the lip-Ratt did I miss it?

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      Shreddr09 5 years ago

      Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation

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      Savatage 5 years ago

      I think some people missed the fact that this is a "hair metal" list. Although most of the suggested additions are great bands, certainly some are NOT hair metal bands. I won't point fingers so the transgressors don't have to feel bad about themselves.

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      ron 5 years ago

      what about firehouse, partied in the 80s best era ever

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      Helldwarf 5 years ago

      That's a nice list of songs BUT no one has noticed that the #1 song is from 1978...

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      jason 5 years ago

      electric circus w.a.s.p

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      TheHeavyReview 5 years ago

      Cool article, my top three are (not in order):

      Guns N' Roses- Welcome to the Jungle

      Motley Crue- Dr. Feelgood

      Skid Row- Monkey Business

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      Raevyn14 5 years ago from Tecumseh, Oklahoma

      that's one awesome list, most of my favorites is on there

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      DJChrisC 5 years ago

      What about Cheap Trick??? or Damn Yankees? Dangerous Toys? Nelson?

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      rocrollin 5 years ago

      love them songs-loved that era!!!

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      roman1 5 years ago

      Where is Tora Tora or XYZ ?

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      DJ Funktual 5 years ago from One Nation Under a Groove

      Walkin Shoes ain't on there? My sincerest apologies for this grave oversight!

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      MCLORD 5 years ago

      where is Cat's In The Cradle by UKJ??

      anyway, very good list

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      andoyo_mark80@yahoo.com 5 years ago

      Mr. Brownstone, Paradise City, Welcome To The Jungle, Patience, One in a Million, Estranged, Bad Apples, Ba Obsession, Dead horse, Dust n' Bones, Sweet Child O Mine, So Fine, November rain and Rocket Queen!

      -mark

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      jason 4 years ago

      i like bon jovi i am a big fan of bon jovi i like the songs like she don't know me runaway and burning for love and living on a prayer and you give love a bad name and more songs

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      Chris123 4 years ago

      You know what disgusts me, No one ever mentions "Triumph"

      They are the best hard rock bands of the 80's. They have like 2000-10000 hits on youtube which is just insanely low. Get the word out about TRIUMPH! best singer, best solo's. Also they are the best engineered music you will see other then huey lewis, def leppard, or rush.

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      alejandro 4 years ago

      great list thank god i finallly saw tesla on their but for van halen the more popular song is jump other then that great list

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      big8rack 4 years ago

      Dude, good list. Although this list needs to be the top 1,000 songs to really do the hair band - glam era justice!!!

      And if you want to include late 70's early 80's rock like AC/DC, Judas Priest, etc. then the list will have to be the top 10,000...

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      Britny Fox Ruled the 80s 4 years ago

      Britny Fox ain't on there? Come on, Long Way To Love is the best damn hair metal song ever! And Girlschool has one of the best MTV videos. You really should re-consider this egregious snub of a kickass band.

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      Nick 4 years ago

      Where is Kix?

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      AzTide 4 years ago

      The only problem is that the Number 1 song Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen.. It was recorded in 77 and came out in 78.. But still a pretty good list..

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      Pedro 4 years ago

      I love Def Leppard but that's a lot on that list O.O

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      sara 4 years ago

      Awesome

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      Lou 4 years ago

      I love the fact that iron maiden isn't included in this list. Nicely placed at the bottom to show the difference between a hair band and non-hair band. Great list

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      murrr 4 years ago

      no w.a.s.p. :(

      no dream warriors - dokken?

      love me some motley crue though

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      ManChild 4 years ago

      My Awesome new mix.

      Mr Brownstone Guns n Roses

      You could be mine Guns n Roses

      Rocket Queen Guns n Roses

      Bad Medicine Bon Jovi

      Rebel Yell Billy Idol

      Foolin Def Leppard

      Pour some sugar Def Leppard

      Thunder Kiss 65 White Zombie

      Cherry Pie Warrant

      You give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi

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      davyfetons 4 years ago

      well dennis if your still hanging around this is there web address and some info , there there most competitive in the game ,say mr davy fetons

      recommended you

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      Valérie 4 years ago

      And EUROPE ? EUROPE is one of the best band in this category

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      gezginrocker 3 years ago

      Queensryche? Eyes of a Stranger? Glam Metal? I stopped reading the list after seeing that.

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      Bill Billson 3 years ago

      Hands down whoever made this list is pathetic, home sweet home - motley crue isn't even on the list while a few could be dropped, especially out of the top ten

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      rob 3 years ago

      Great List! I agree with another post, Where's Triumph!!!! Amazing vocals, guitar drums etc from the "other" 3 man Canadian Band.

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      Ali Torabi 3 years ago from NY

      Nice Selection.

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      gsurvivor 3 years ago

      Motley Crue all the way! \m/ Loved the hub, a definite vote up from me! :)

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      JT 3 years ago

      If Iron Maiden is not hair metal which I agree, neither is Queensryche!

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      Blau 3 years ago

      The #1 song was a B-Side to Eruption released in May of 1978 :-P

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      michele 3 years ago

      wish I could find all these songs on one cd

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      Matt 3 years ago

      Not a bad list except Runnin with the Devil is one of the best 70's classic rock songs. Not a 80's hair band song. That's like putting Freebird on this list. Just because Van Halen later became a bubble gum hair band they started in the 70's and the first 2 albums were very much from that era.

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      Dokken003 2 years ago

      Dokken songs that could have been added:

      Dream Warriors

      Heaven Sent

      Back for the Attack

      Breaking The Chains

      Mr. Scary

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      james 2 years ago

      WTF! where is hanoi rocks?! the founding-father of 80's glam hair metal!

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      Jason 24 months ago

      Ummmm....you called this article the "Best 80's Hair Metal Songs" and "Running with the Devil" was released in 1978...

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      Jim 21 months ago

      Great list man! I grew up in the 80's and this captures many of the more popular songs.

      What about this song, what about that song. Come on guys. Just because it was your favourite song back in the day doesn't mean it must make the list.

      And to the guy that said Europe should be on the list. I grew up in the 80's. They were a joke then, and are still a joke now.

      Iron Maiden? Yes, it belongs on the list. Hair Metal (as you kids call it now) enthusiasts also listened to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, even though it was not hair metal. Same with Van Halen. It was all part of that era. Remember, there was no internet back then so things progressed slower back then.

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      DoveFreexrolo 12 months ago

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      Flip 3 months ago

      Running with the Devil is from the 70's

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      Pete 2 months ago

      There should be way more Van Halen

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