1983 – Quiet Riot’s album “Metal Health” reaches #1 on the US album chart

Quiet Riot came out of nowhere in 1983, with two hugely popular singles in “Cum on Feel the Noise” and “Bang Your Health (Metal Health)” that carried the album to number 1 on the US, UK, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand charts.

Arguably, the success of Quiet Riot paved the way for the metal acts that were generally called the hair bands – groups like Poison, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi and Motley Crue – simply because it made metal mainstream for a time. However, none of their subsequent albums ever performed as well as Metal Health, although Quiet Riot kept recording and performing until 2007, when lead singer Kevin DuBrow died. After DuBrow’s death, the group disbanded.

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Rockin’ the Suburbs – Ben Folds