Hair Bands List (80s & Early 90s)

Hair metal, also commonly known as pop metal and glam metal, is a sub-genre of heavy metal music which features pop and blues-influenced guitar hooks and riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 70’s glam rock. Inspired by 70’s glam and punk rock music movement from legends such as Alice Cooper, New York Dolls and David Bowie, hair bands rose in the late 70’s and early 1980s in the U.S., particularly around L.A.’s Sunset Strip music scene.

Hanoi Rocks has been cited as one of the first and most influential bands of the 80’s glam rock movement. While bands like Mötley Crüe, Ratt, Quiet Riot, Van Halen and Dokken first took heavy metal mainstream, later bands like Bon Jovi, Poison, Cinderella, Warrant, and Whitesnake made hair bands songs a stable on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The late 80s and early 90s were in deed a time of high flying guitar solos, power ballads, flashy spandex, leather jackets, excess makeup, and of course, big hair.

Well, mothertruckers, if you’ve ever spent time trying to make your rock guitar sound like a motorcycle along with Mick Mars, you belong here. If you’ve ever rocked a Joe Elliott mullet with no shame, you belong here. If you sang “I Remember You” from the top of your lungs in the shower, you belong here. If you love or hate Bret Michaels for having a VH1 show, you belong here too and you’re not alone. This is the place to find out everything you need to know about your favorite hair bands. You may even discover some hidden gems who were flying the hair metal flag high back in the day. So bust out your Aqua Net again and check out their big hair story, along with the albums and music videos we all know and love.

Big hair rules!

Ultimate 80s & 90s Hair Bands List

Autograph

Babylon AD

Badlands

Bang Tango

Baton Rouge

Bon Jovi

Bonham

Britny Fox

BulletBoys

Cinderella

D.A.D

Danger Danger

Dangerous Toys

Def Leppard

Dokken

Electric Angels

Enuff Z’Nuff

Europe

Extreme

Faster Pussycat

FireHouse

Gorky Park

Great White

Guns N’ Roses

Hanoi Rocks

Jackyl

Killer Dwarfs

Kix

L.A. Guns

Lillian Axe

Lita Ford

Love/Hate

Motley Crue

Poison

Pretty Boy Floyd

Quiet Riot

Ratt

Saigon Kick

Saraya

Scorpions

Shark Island

Skid Row

Slaughter

Sleeze Beez

Southgang

Steelheart

Tangier

Tesla

Thunder

Tora Tora

Trixter

Tuff

Twisted Sister

Tyketto

Ugly Kid Joe

Van Halen

Vixen

W.A.S.P.

Warrant

White Lion

Winger

Classic Sprayed Hair Bands

Aerosmith

Alice Cooper

KISS

Whitesnake

Super Hair Groups

Alias

Arcade

Bad English

Contraband

Damn Yankees

Giant

House of Lords

Mr. Big

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