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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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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

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Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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