Readers' Poll: The Best Hair Metal Songs of All TimeYour picks include tunes by Guns N' Roses, Poison and Def Leppard
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1. Def Leppard, 'Pour Some Sugar on Me'
Def Leppard have a lot of huge hits, but "Pour Some Sugar on Me" is undoubtedly their signature song. In 1988, MTV basically played the video every 15 minutes, and it was absolutely inescapable anywhere you went.
Just three years before its release, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car accident and the band was unsure how they'd carry on. Fortunately, the release of Hysteria turned them into one of the biggest bands on the planet. The hits dried up by the 1990s, but they have so much momentum from the 1980s that they've never struggled to sell concert tickets. This past year, they re-recorded "Pour Some Sugar on Me" in conjunction with the release of Rock of Ages.