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10 Best '80s Hair Metal Songs

You can't think about the best '80s music without crediting hair metal. These songs varied from powerful love ballads to guitar-shredding rock anthems. So slip into your favorite '80s gear, tease that hair out, and listen to our 10 Best '80s Hair Metal Songs, as chosen AOL Radio listeners!
'Here I Go Again'
Led by frontman David Coverdale, Whitesnake's mid-tempo 'Here I Go Again' is one of the most well known '80s hair metal songs. The lyrics are about a young man who is a loner, but hopes and dreams to find someone to share his life with.
Whitesnake Here I Go Again
'Modern Day Cowboy'
In this hair metal song, lead singer Jeff Keith's voice stands forefront as he wails about a 'Modern Day Cowboy' involved in a shootout in a bar.
Tesla Mechanical Resonance
'Fly to the Angels'
This sorrowful power ballad is sung from the view of a man whose lover has died. You can almost picture the hair metal fans, with mascara ridden tears running down their faces from hearing this tear jerker.
'Nothin' But a Good Time'
Pretty boy and now reality television star Bret Michaels heads this four-man musical outfit. 'Nothin' But a Good Time' is a hair metal song written about letting loose after a hard week's work.
Poison Open Up and Say Ahhh
'Pour Some Sugar On Me'
Even though drummer Rick Allen only had one arm, Def Leppard still produced one of the best party songs of all time with 'Pour Some Sugar On Me.' This song talks about the hair metal lifestyle, which is mostly comprised of partying and picking up as many chicks as possible.
Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me
'Nobody's Fool'
Tom Keifer's change in vocal range from soft and gentle to gritty and strong in this hair metal song gives this slower-paced track a much more intriguing quality.
Cinderella Nobodys Fool
'Welcome to the Jungle'
Lead vocalist Axl Rose and lead guitarist Slash wrote this hair metal classic while they were in Seattle, where the less hectic lifestyle reminded them of the rough streets of Los Angeles, a.k.a. "the jungle."
Guns N Roses Welcome To The Jungle
'Kickstart My Heart'
Nikki Sixx -- lead bassist for Mötley Crüe -- wrote this hair metal song after a heroin overdose. The doctors pronounced Sixx clinically dead until he was revived by two shots of adrenaline to the heart.
Motley Crue Kickstart My Heart
'Round and Round'
With a heavy guitar riff and howling vocals, Ratt's 'Round and Round' is your quintessential '80s hair metal song. The lyrics are about a romantic yet uninhibited young couple in love.
Ratt Round and Round
'Youth Gone Wild'
This song is No. 1 for a reason – it encompasses the whole hair metal lifestyle. Sebastian Bach wails, "They call us problem child / We spend our lives on trial," referring to rebellion against the norms of society.
Skid Row Youth Gone Wild

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