10 Loudness – This Lonely Heart
Unbelievably awesome hair metal from the land of the rising sun!! Now with more slow motion water drinking than an Evian ad!
9 Vinnie Vincent Invasion – Love Kills
Featuring Mark Slaughter, this was the best of the soundtrack power ballads. Ironically, Vinnie Vincent haunts my dreams as a figure far more terrifying than Freddy Krueger ever could be. Who gets kicked out of KISS for unethical behavior!
8 Accept – Midnight Lover
Udo and the boys in rare form, this one gives “Balls to the Wall” a run for the money, I like it because Udo looks less like Patton Oswalt here than anywhere else, which relieves me for many reasons.
7 Lita Ford – Out For Blood
There is something really life affirming about Lita Ford driving a hearse in a leather outfit. Note: The drummer in this video has the most unfortunate haircut of all time.
6 Shotgun Messiah – Don’t Care ’bout Nothin
Yes, in case you have a weird feeling of recognition “Tim Tim” is Tim Skold, yes, that Tim Skold, he’s older than you think, this isn’t even his fist band, check out Kingpin sometime.
5 LA Guns – Sex Action
My favorite band of the era. This video makes me want to build a time machine and move to LA 20 years ago.
4 Trixter – I Surrender
Double guitars and weird blowing banners that remind me of Killing Joke’s “Love Like Blood” video.
3 Anthrax – Madhouse
I forgot was Scott Ian looked like with hair till I re-watched this.
2 Vixen – Edge of a Broken Heart
This is just here for me, let’s just keep my love of the band vixen between you and me ok?
1 W.A.S.P. – L.O.V.E. Machine
I pretty much live by the notion that if you don’t like W.A.S.P. I don’t want to be your friend. This IS 80s metal.