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What's the Greatest Hair Metal Song?

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Motley Crue
Ebet Roberts/Redferns
January 31, 2014 12:55 PM ET

This was a dark week for fans of 1980s hair metal. Mötley Crüe not only announced a farewell tour, they even signed a legal document mandating they can never reunite again. We don't know what sort of rock and roll court will enforce this agreement – could they send in the National Guard should they decide to reunite? – but it's still clearly the end of an era.

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Now we have a question for you: What is your favorite hair metal song? We know people see the term "hair metal" as derogatory and prefer to say "glam metal." We also know that the definition of hair/glam metal is a little vague. Does Def Leppard count? Bon Jovi? Guns N' Roses? We're going to keep our opinions to ourself and let our readers define it for themselves.

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Vote for whatever song you want, but please only vote once and only for one track. You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the hashtag #weekendrock.

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