Rock of Ages may not have done very well at the box office this weekend, but that doesn’t mean people have stopped caring about hair metal; they just don’t want to watch Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin sing the songs. They want the original artists; that’s why Poison and Mötley Crüe keep playing to the big crowds, summer after summer. The music was dismissed as cheesy at the time, but many of those bands are doing much better on the road these days than some the grunge bands that supposedly vanquished them.
Last week, we asked readers to vote on their favorite hair metal songs of all time. Here are the results.