Ezy Reading: The Greatest Big Hair Band Tunes of All Time

Evan Kanarakis

Another solid round of email banter among friends on a slow Friday at work, another rapid-fire Ezy Reading column is formed…

With thanks to Messrs. Elder & Elder, Boyd, Trigg and Souter, here then, are our humble suggestions for any devoted music lover’s ‘must haves’ of the greatest big hair, cock rock, glam rock, heavy metal – hey, whatever it is you prefer to call them – tunes of all time.


Definitely Worthy of Consideration
Cherry Pie- Warrant
White Wedding- Billy Idol
We’re Not Gonna’ Take It- Twisted Sister
18 and Life- Skid Row
Rag Doll- Aerosmith
Just Like Paradise- David Lee Roth

Even Better…
You Give Love A Bad Name- Bon Jovi
Poison- Alice Cooper
Winds of Change- Scorpion
Cum on Feel the Noise- Quiet Riot
Here I Go Again- Whitsesnake
Every Rose Has Its Thorn/Nothin’ But A Good Time- Poison

The Textbook Gold Standard
The Final Countdown- Europe
Paradise City/Live and Let Die/November Rain- Guns n’ Roses
Kickstart My Heart­- Motley Crue
Pour Some Sugar on Me- Def Leppard
Jump- Van Halen

Got some personal suggestions you feel absolutely must be added to this far from definitive list?

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Ezy Reading is out every Monday.