View Full Version : VH1 Top 40 Hair Metal Bands

pretty fly 88
08-23-2006, 10:22 AM
I don't know how many people here listen to Hair Metal, but I just found this list a few days ago, the songs that I mention are the songs the VH1 supposedly played when the band was announced:

40.Hanoi Rocks-Dead Jail or R & R
39.Extreme-More Than Words
38.Jackyl-Down on Me
37.Steelheart-I'll Never Let You Go
36.Night Ranger-Sister Christian
35.Father Pussycat-House of Pain
34.Autograph-Turn up the Radio
33.Kix-Don't Close Your Eyes
32.Saigon Kick-Love is on the Way
31.Tesla-Love Song
30.Bulletboys-Smooth Up in Ya
29.Trixter-Give it to me Good
28.L.A. Guns-Ballad of Jayne
26.Mr. Big-To be With You
25.Danger, Danger-Naughty, Naughty
24.Firehouse-Love of a Lifetime
23.Vixen-Edge of a Broken Heart
22.Wasp-I Wanna be Somebody
21.Europe-The Final Countdown
20.Scorpions-Rock You Like a Hurricane
19.Britney Fox-Girlschool
18-Kiss-Tears Are Falling
17.Skid Row-18 and Life
16.Lita Ford-Kiss me Deadly
15.Great White-Once Bitten, Twice Shy
14.White Lion-Wait
13.Whitesnake-Here I Go Again
11.Ratt-Round and Round
10.Dokken-Alone Again
9.Slaughter-Up All Night
8.Def Leppard-Photograph
7.Quiet Riot-Metal Health
6.Warrant-Cherry Pie
5.Cinderella-Nobody's Fool
4.Motley Crue-Looks That Kill
3.Bon Jovi-Lay Your Hands on Me
2.Twisted Sister-We're Not Gonna Take It
1.Poison-Talk Dirty to Me

If you ask me, this list is pretty good. Kiss at number 18 and the Scorpions at number 20 are brutal injustices, but that's more a tribute to the fact that they aren't really Hair Metal bands than anything else. They both astarted before the Hair Metal era and continued one after it and as far as I know are still going.

I personally think Cinderella, Bon Jovi, and Motley Crue are better than Poison, but oh well.

08-23-2006, 10:26 AM
Hair metal sucks for the most part. Round and Round by Ratt is decent though.

Come out and smash'em up!
08-24-2006, 12:06 PM
Hanoi Rocks!!!!!

08-24-2006, 12:29 PM
Bon Jovi is awesome. It's good that they lasted longer than the genre.

08-24-2006, 12:36 PM
We're Not Gonna Take It is probably one of the ten worst songs of all time.

08-24-2006, 12:41 PM
We're Not Gonna Take It is probably one of the ten worst songs of all time.

08-24-2006, 07:14 PM
kix should totally be higher. they were pretty awesome.

Nineteen Seventy Nine
08-24-2006, 08:41 PM
I like Poison, Cre, Kiss, and Quiet Riot. My favorite is Cre. "Nothin' But A Good Time" by Poison was once the anthem of my group of friends. Quiet Riot's "Metal Health" is my current ringback tone. And Kiss... is just Kiss. Hair metal doesn't seem like it fits into all the other genres I like, but I listen to it a lot. I think Cre and Kiss have the best songs, Poison is more greatest hits material, and Quiet Riot is one of those couple-hit-wonders.

Edit: Sorry, that paragraph was poorly put together.