Readers' Poll: The 10 Greatest Hair Metal Songs

From "Kickstart My Heart" to"'Welcome to the Jungle" to "Girls, Girls, Girls"

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10. Poison - 'Nothing But a Good Time'

The entire ethos of the hair-metal movement is summed up by the title of this song: "Nothin' But a Good Time." These bands weren't fighting against apartheid or confessing their deepest secrets. They just wanted to churn out tunes about fast women, hard drinking and good times, essentially creating a fantasy world of debauchery without consequences for their listeners. The video for "Nothin' But a Good Time" shows a dishwasher with a miserable boss that fantasizes about entering the mythical world of Poison. The song was the debut single from Poison's 1988 album Open Up and Say... Ahh!. It reached Number Six on the Billboard Hot 100. 

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