Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Top 50 Songs by Hair Bands

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Ah, the hair bands. This much-maligned genre was a mix of rock and pop wrapped up in big hair and leather pants. The bands – almost all white men – were known for lifestyles filled with debauchery and depravity. It was no wonder teens in the ‘80s flocked to the bands like moths to a flame.

Regardless of these bands lack of critical acclaim, some of these bands (Bon Jovi, Def Leppard) when on to become some of the biggest rock bands in the world – even after they cut their hair and opted for more sensible jeans. Here – love ‘em or hate ‘em – are the top 50 songs from hair bands. Note: 25 best-of lists were aggregated to come up with a top 50 and then those songs were ranked in order of their overall DMDB points.

1. Guns N’ Roses…Sweet Child O’ Mine (1987)
2. Van Halen…Jump (1984)
3. Bon Jovi…Livin’ on a Prayer (1986)
4. Guns N’ Roses…Welcome to the Jungle (1987)
5. Def Leppard…Pour Some Sugar on Me (1987)
6. Guns N’ Roses…Paradise City (1987)
7. Whitesnake…Here I Go Again (1987)
8. Bon Jovi…You Give Love a Bad Name (1986)
9. Poison…Every Rose Has Its Thorn (1988)
10. Def Leppard…Photograph (1983)

11. Ratt…Round and Round (1984)
12. Bon Jovi…Wanted Dead or Alive (1986)
13. Twisted Sister…We’re Not Gonna Take It (1984)
14. Europe…The Final Countdown (1986)
15. Quiet Riot…Cum on Feel the Noize (1983)
16. Scorpions…Rock You Like a Hurricane (1984)
17. Quiet Riot…Metal Health (Bang Your Head) (1983)
18. Def Leppard…Rock of Ages (1983)
19. Motley Crue…Dr. Feelgood (1989)
20. Motley Crue….Girls, Girls, Girls (1987)

21. Motley Crue…Kickstart My Heart (1989)
22. Warrant…Cherry Pie (1990)
23. Poison…Talk Dirty to Me (1986)
24. Poison…Nothin’ But a Good Time (1988)
25. Tesla…Love Song (1989)
26. Skid Row…18 and Life (1989)
27. Cinderella…Nobody’s Fool (1986)
28. Lita Ford…Kiss Me Deadly (1988)
29. Warrant…Heaven (1988)
30. Great White…Once Bitten Twice Shy (1989)

31. White Lion…Wait (1987)
32. Def Leppard…Bringin’ on the Heartbreak (1981)
33. Scorpions…No One Like You (1982)
34. Skid Row…I Remember You (1989)
35. Autograph…Turn Up the Radio (1984)
36. Bon Jovi…Runaway (1983)
37. Motley Crue…Shout at the Devil (1983)
38. Whitesnake…Still of the Night (1987)
39. Cinderella…Don’t Know What You Got ‘Til It’s Gone (1988)
40. Poison…Fallen Angel (1988)

41. Winger…Seventeen (1988)
42. Kiss…Lick It Up (1983)
43. Dokken…In My Dreams (1985)
44. Twisted Rock…I Wanna Rock (1984)
45. Skid Row…Youth Gone Wild (1989)
46. Cinderella…Gypsy Road (1988)
47. Dokken…Alone Again (1984)
48. Motley Crue…Home Sweet Home (1985)
49. Cinderella…Shake Me (1986)
50. Slaughter…Up All Night (1990)


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