The term "hair metal" unfortunately condemned the genre of music to a future of ridicule and a popularity refined to the teenage audience, but you know, hair metal produced some of the most catchy and memorable songs, some great videos, and of course, some classic haircuts. And I guess those bands kind of did it to themselves, especially with the names (As much as I love Cinderella, the name itself doesn't sound too manly) and the outfits and stuff, but they really do deserve some respect. They were what they were, and they were harmless. (Not to themselves, but to the fans. At least harmless if you don't read the bios.) Next time the DJ warns you that they'll be playing a song by Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Whitesnake, Poison, Cinderella, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Warrant, Ratt, Autograph, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, or David Lee Roth comes on the radio, don't scoff, TURN IT UP!
NOTE: I do NOT support the power ballads, acoustic ballads, Tesla, or (shudder) Van Hagar.
Enjoy the following classic videos if you wish: