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Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits 1980-1995
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Hair Metal is a derisive term applied to the slick, pretty, and pop-oriented heavy metal and hard-rock bands of the late '80s. These bands expanded the approach of the loud but safe arena-rock bands, only they had a more distinctive visual image because they were living in the post-MTV era. Wearing flashy clothing, heavy makeup, and large, teased hair, the bands had an appearance that was more distinctive than their music, though both their look and their sound became a curse in the early '90s. After Nirvana brought grunge and alternative music to the top of the charts in 1991, hair metal bands quickly died, losing all of their popular support. Some tried to change their sound, while others struggled on with their trademark sound to no avail. Though some bands still survived in the mid-'90s, they had adopted a harder sound than they had in the '80s, but their fondness for pop hooks and melodies had not faded away.

Hair Metal Artists Highlights

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Def Leppard
Def Leppard
Mötley Crüe
Mötley Crüe
Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Y&T
Y&T
Hardcore Superstar
Hardcore Superstar

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Hair Metal Album Highlights

Vault: Def Leppard Greatest Hits 1980-1995
Def Leppard
Vault: Def Leppard ...
Hysteria
Def Leppard
Hysteria
Cross Road: The Best of Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi
Cross Road: The Best of ...
Pump
Aerosmith
Pump
Rock of Ages: The Definitive Collection
Def Leppard
Rock of Ages: The ...
The CD Collection, Vol. 1
Def Leppard
The CD Collection, Vol. 1

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Hair Metal Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Rock of Ages Def Leppard
Rocket Def Leppard
Bad Medicine Bon Jovi
Love in an Elevator Aerosmith
Photograph Def Leppard
Rock Brigade Def Leppard
Home Sweet Home Mötley Crüe
You Give Love a Bad Name Bon Jovi
Lay Your Hands on Me Bon Jovi
Bringin' on the Heartbreak Def Leppard

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