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These are the best rock bands fronted by women. The band must have a female singer.  Bonus points for multiple women musicians.  From Blondie to The Bangles to the Go-gos, these are the best girl bands, or bands that have female musicians in them. Specifically these bands have to have female vocalists, and some of these women are the best female vocalists of all time!

There's just something about a female rock band. I'm not talking about sex appeal, I'm talking about the music. When rock music is allowed to soar to it's highest heights with a female vocal range, magic can happen. Only women can really belt out rock the way that it is meant to be belted out That is certainly the case with all of these bands!
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Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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Blondie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

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+ - 291 122
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

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+ - 251 170
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 250 122
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 231 179
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Bangles Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

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+ - 182 127
The Go-Go's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Go-gos Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 188 125
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 174 157
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Garbage Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

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The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

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+ - 195 94
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Runaways Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

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+ - 169 121
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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+ - 185 113
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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+ - 148 87
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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+ - 109 169
Hole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The B-52's New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 177 76
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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+ - 93 116
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Berlin Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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+ - 105 125
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

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+ - 126 69
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 114 118
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 129 130
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

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+ - 100 106
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Donnas Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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+ - 87 127
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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+ - 82 103
10,000 Maniacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
10,000 Maniacs Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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+ - 72 101
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Divinyls New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 96 109
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Veruca Salt Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

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+ - 91 84
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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+ - 51 101
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Quarterflash New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Indigo Girls Folk rock

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+ - 52 96
'Til Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
'Til Tuesday New Wave, Alternative rock

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+ - 71 92
Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Big Brother and the Holding Company Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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+ - 73 96
L7 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
L7 Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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+ - 61 87
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Corrs Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Edie Brickell & New Bohemians is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Jangle pop, Blues-rock, Folk rock

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+ - 47 64
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 53 75
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 46 82
t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
t.A.T.u. Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 37 67
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Scandal New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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+ - 36 91
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 43 87
The Waitresses is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Waitresses New Wave

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+ - 44 85
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Motels New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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+ - 30 85
Orianthi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Orianthi Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Ting Tings Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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+ - 43 96
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

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+ - 69 77
Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Wilson Phillips Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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+ - 39 94
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Distillers Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

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+ - 36 94
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
X-Ray Spex New Wave, Punk rock

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+ - 30 85
Lunachicks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lunachicks Riot grrrl, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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+ - 16 15
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music