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vbully Hawaii
10/29/13 10:18 pm

I think some of the bands listed would cringe if they knew they were being called 80s hair metal bands, just metal, but, not hair metal, i.e. GnR, Scorpions. So Poison wins this category.

JustKitty Michigan
10/27/13 11:29 pm

Gotta say, I only liked VH up till '84.

hades4928 Minnesota
10/27/13 7:59 pm

What about Metallica?

10/26/13 7:00 pm

The Arkansas School for the Deaf mascot? The Leopards!

DoctorWu at the great hill
10/26/13 12:17 pm

How were Scorpions hair metal when three of their guys were practically bald on top?

snacks East Bumfart
10/26/13 11:01 am

These are all my favorite bands still today!

I have seen all multiple times in the 80's & the music today does not hold a match to their teased hair!

sarah1911 Poolesville MD
10/26/13 9:43 am

Loved GnR but what about Aerosmith? Also at the time everyone said Bon Jovi was metal.

juicebox Suburb
10/26/13 7:35 pm

Aerosmith was more 70's and more blues than metal

mac Oregon
10/26/13 8:51 am

Van Halen sets the stage for all the rest to succeed. Def rocks. GNR is a favorite, yet due to constant BS in band, not enough material developed to say they were great. Welcome to the jungle baby....

10/26/13 8:49 am

This goes down to Eddie Van Halen vs Slash for me, and Slash wins.

jchristianreed South Carolina
10/26/13 8:40 am

Oh, how one ego maniac can destroy such a great band! I'm talking to you, Axl Rose!!!!

fergie Hobbit Hole
10/26/13 8:14 am

All those bands are not even in the same league as the Scorpions.

cato Santa Barbara, California
10/26/13 8:04 am

Van Halen isn't considered a hair metal band.

Mud Constitutionalist
10/26/13 7:44 am

I chose Guns and Roses because I like the name but I have never heard of any of them.

10/26/13 7:56 am

I'm betting you've heard them without even knowing. They are mega famous. Movies play their songs. :)

centexken Republic of Texas
10/27/13 1:34 pm

Never heard of them? Seriously? What kind of music do you listen to?

Mud Constitutionalist
10/28/13 10:06 pm

Mostly Big Band - Miller, Dorsey, etc.

Mud Constitutionalist
10/29/13 1:02 pm

Birth year 1940.
1911 - one of my favorites.

centexken Republic of Texas
10/29/13 1:06 pm

Interesting. Wasn't big band a little before your time? I had assumed rock and roll had taken over by the 1950's.

Mud Constitutionalist
10/29/13 1:17 pm

Big band started before I was born. I think it was on the down slope in the 50's when other groups began to become popular. I heard a lot of Big Band in my early years. I guess today it brings back a lot of memories. It is still around the fringes.

galvduck Galveston Island
10/26/13 5:35 am

GnR is a hair band?

10/26/13 5:06 am

Basically the voting goes to the most famous band and the most liked. I don't think hairstyle is really considered for most voters

DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/26/13 12:23 am

Welcome to the Jungle

behindtheveilofmaya Indiana
10/25/13 11:17 pm

Hair metal...Meh. I chose quiet riot just because they had Randy Rhodes at one point.

moonshot More often I know nothing
10/25/13 10:32 pm

I would have picked "none of the above" had it been an option so I let my wife choose. MrsMoonshot chose Mötley Crüe without hesitation. When I met her in 1992 she still had the '80 hair band hairstyle.

lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/25/13 8:12 pm

Would have picked Queensryche. But that isn't a choice. Sigh

Diogenes FreeMeBe
10/25/13 8:39 pm

Nice. Operation Mindcrime rocks.

getupbaby South City
10/25/13 9:15 pm

Queensryche is too deep for this pool.

lizardlipsohio The TARDIS
10/27/13 8:04 pm

Plus, their new singer rocked it! It was the 80's all over again- QUEENSRYCHE STYLE!

azglockman az
10/25/13 7:56 pm

Sorry, there is no such thing as Better in music. Unless we are talking Zappa!

R3dzombi3 Space, probably
10/25/13 7:24 pm

I can only choose one?! I like all of these...

bnnt Los Angeles
10/25/13 7:13 pm

"Love hurts..."

Def Leppard all the way!

commonsense America isnt racist
10/25/13 10:58 pm

Saw them in Santa Barbara this past spring. They sound exactly the same. It was like I was listening on my phone.

juicebox Suburb
10/27/13 7:14 pm

I had to choose between them van halen, def leppard, and gnr. Still pondering this question…

DenisC NYC Rome Miami Beach
10/25/13 7:12 pm

Tough choice between GnR and VH. I'll go for Van Halen for their longevity. But both bands had the best new guitars of the last 20-30 years : Slash and Eddie Van Halen

cgelke92 St. Paul, MN
10/25/13 6:48 pm

Def Leppard Def Leppard Def Leppard

voc I am...what I am
10/25/13 7:05 pm

Neither of those bands are hair metal

CalTexHawk spiral arm
10/25/13 6:42 pm

Most are not officially hair metal in my book.

fourwinds box of rain
10/25/13 6:37 pm

I'm not much of a "hair metal" fan, but Van Halen rocks.

stickman46 NJ
10/25/13 6:21 pm

You. Missed Bon jovi

LadyA Earth Explorer
10/25/13 6:13 pm

Aw tough one! Had to go w Def Leppard as they had more staying power. Love several of these bands though.

gonzoboy Arizona
10/25/13 6:11 pm

What? Cinderella, but no Skid Row?
Tony, I'm totally kidding!.... :D

DavesNotHere where am I
10/25/13 6:07 pm

I never considered Van Halen a hair band. They actually had talent. Def Leppards first few albums were excellent. GnR could play. Appetite for Destruction was great.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/25/13 6:07 pm

I had picked GunsNRoses till I saw Van Halen. After all I saw them 3 times with DLR

dudley northern Virginia woods
10/25/13 6:03 pm

I heard of guns and roses the most. Axel, right? I think they were all too loud and not enough melody, bad lyrics, awful outfits. Other than that....

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/25/13 5:55 pm

I picked Poison, but I also love Def Leppard!!!

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/25/13 5:55 pm

How I GnR in the lead? They are next to the bottom of my list!

centexken Republic of Texas
10/26/13 4:50 am

Well that's your list... Some of us love GnR!

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
10/26/13 1:10 pm

I understand that. I'm just surprised with bands like Van Halen & Def Leppard on the list. I didn't know they had such a following. My friends weren't & aren't that into GnR, so I am suprised.

10/25/13 5:52 pm

Van Halen

gonzoboy Arizona
10/25/13 5:44 pm

Always a Def Leppard fan, but it's hard to overlook Van Halen. I'm one o' "those", though, that only liked Van Halen with DLR, particularly their first album.

10/25/13 5:40 pm

Difficult question, but I always love listening to Def Leppard.

Emily33 North Carolina
10/25/13 5:40 pm

Guns n Roses. Though, I rather like "Rock You Like a Hurricane". (They even play it at all the Hurricanes games :) )

10/25/13 5:37 pm

Wish I could vote for more than one, but I am forced to choose, so am going with anything pre-'84 by Van Halen.

BTW - I think a few of these would not be considered "hair bands."

10/25/13 5:36 pm

Judas Priest

EarlyBird Portland
10/25/13 5:37 pm

I like your name :)

10/25/13 6:32 pm

Not hair metal, actual metal.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/25/13 5:33 pm

What a hard question!
But Eddie VanHalens smile just makes me melt.

EarlyBird Portland
10/25/13 5:31 pm

Sweet Child o Mine!

EagleOK Oklahoma
10/25/13 5:31 pm

Tough! Top 3 are Def Leppard, GnR, and Van Halen.

10/25/13 5:31 pm

88 votes and zero for quiet riot (is that even 80s?) or Cinderella.

wendit Chicago
10/25/13 5:30 pm

Mötley!!! Beyond a doubt...Crüe!

Kay41 the Midwest
10/25/13 5:29 pm

Pour Some Sugar on Me