How Well Do You Remember These Hair Bands?

By: Ian Fortey
Image: Capitol Records

About This Quiz

Picture it.  A screaming crowd.  A smoke machine. A veritable cornucopia of leather pants, candy-colored guitars and enough hairspray to bug-bomb a hotel.  That's hair metal, man!  These are the bands that stormed to the front of rock and roll at the end of the 1970s and all through the 1980s.  They helped truly define the rock star image of a hard-partying bad boy with suspect fashion sense and no regard for rules of polite behavior.  

Now the real question is do you know hair bands like you think you know hair bands?  Can you listen to the opening chords of a rock ballad and know right away if it's Whitesnake or White Lion?   If you take this quiz, are you going to rock it like a hurricane or will you be livin' on a prayer by the time it's all over?  Can you channel your inner Poison and root out every single Def Leppard hit?  it's going to take a true hair rock aficionado to pull this one off.  But if you think you're up to the task, then you better best out your eyeshadow and teased bangs and prove.  Take the quiz and go down in hair metal history!

What intense band got aggressive in their hit "We're Not Gonna Take It?"

What band gave us "The Final Countdown?"

This single was the biggest hit ever for the band Van Halen.

What band sang the song "Round and Round?"

Def Leppard had a big hit with a song that asked you to pour some what on them?

What's the name of Guns N' Roses iconic lead guitarist?

What band sang "You Give Love a Bad Name?"

"Here I Go Again" was a big hit for what band?

Who taught us that nothing would last forever in the cold November Rain?

The Scorpions were going to rock you like what natural disaster?

The band Poison told us that every rose had what?

This Los Angeles band wanted you to come on and feel the noise.

What kind of pie did the band Warrant really seem to like in their famous song?

"Turn Up the Radio" was a hit song from what band?

Who was the Sister that Night Ranger is famous for singing about?

"Once Bitten, Twice Shy" was a cover song that proved to be this band's biggest hit.

"Burning Like a Flame" was a hit for what band?

Skid Row's most famous song was about a teen being sent to prison for murder. What was it?

One of Winger's biggest hits was a song about being headed for what?

Mr. Big's biggest hit was what?

"Nobody's Fool" was a big hit for this band.

"More Than Words" was a huge ballad for what band?

Bret Michaels was the man under the hair of what huge '80s band?

Mötley Crüe wants you to go see a doctor. What's the doctor's name?

This band was founded by twin brothers Matthew and Gunnar.

The drummer of this band lost his arm in a car accident in 1984.

"Honestly" was a huge hit for this Christian rock band.

Vince Neil, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars and Nikki Sixx made up what hugely popular band?

Sebastain Bach rose to fame fronting what band?

One of the biggest rock bands of all time was fronted by both David Lee Roth and also Sammy Hagar.

The single "Rock You" was the biggest hit of what Canadian band?

Dokken performed the theme song to the third part of what iconic 80's horror movie franchise?

These guys wanted to Rock n' Roll All Night. Who are they?

This band's iconic hit starts with the bizarre lyrics "Gunter Gleiben Glauchen Globen."

What band wrote "Paradise City" in the back of a van?

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