Goldmine writer and book author Martin Popoff compiles list of the 20 albums that invented “hair metal”

Goldmine writer and book author Martin Popoff compiles list of the 20 albums that invented “hair metal”

Goldmine Magazine writer and rock book author Martin Popoff came up with a list of the 20 albums that he thinks invented “hair metal” back in late October 2019.

Popoff‘s list consists of the following albums:

Led ZeppelinIV (November 1971)
New York DollsNew York Dolls (July 1973)
MontroseMontrose (October 1973)
KISSAlive! (September 1975)
AerosmithRocks (May 1976)
Van HalenVan Halen (February 1978)
Def LeppardHigh ‘n’ Dry (July 1981)
DokkenBreaking The Chains (July 1981)
LoverboyGet Lucky (October 1981)
Mötley CrüeToo Fast For Love (November 1981)
ScorpionsBlackout (April 1982)
Van HalenDiver Down (April 1982)
Twisted SisterUnder The Blade (September 1982)
Def LeppardPyromania (January 1983)
Quiet RiotMetal Health (March 1983)
RattRatt EP (August 1983)
KISSLick It Up (September 1983)
Mötley CrüeShout At The Devil (September 1983)
RattOut of The Cellar (March 1984)
DokkenTooth And Nail (September 1984)

Dokken‘s “Breaking The Chains” video:

Dokken – Breaking The Chains (Official Music Video)

Watch the official music video for “Breaking The Chains” by Dokken. The song appears on the band’s debut album of the same name and was released as a single in 1983 through Elektra Records, being the band’s first American single. The song peaked at #32 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart, and stayed on the chart for 13 weeks.