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The Best Female Rock Singers

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Best female rock vocalists of all time include some of the greatest girl rock singers ever. This list includes some of the most memorable rock goddesses ever -- women whose voices ring out powerfully in every single song. Who deserves the top spot? That's up to you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to vote up the female rock vocalists you like the most, and vote down any that you just don't like. You can also make your own unique list by reranking, and you can add women to the list as well.

Any list about the best female rock singers should include iconic names like Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar and Joan Jett. These women have been belting out amazing tunes for decades, and none show any signs of slowing down. And of course, anyone who appreciates great rock music knows that Heart's Ann Wilson has one of the most stunning, awe-inspiring voices in rock history. Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence, is a huge favorite as well. Her vocal prowess is astounding.

Those choices are pretty obvious, but there are others who might not be. This list includes the best female rock vocalists from all types of rock music: Glam punk, hard rock, pop rock and more. Nothing is off limits, so vote away and enjoy.

List Criteria: Female rock vocalists only!

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      Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Pat Benatar

      New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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      Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
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      Janis Joplin

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
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      Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues More
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      Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
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      Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
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      Alternative rock, Alternative metal More
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      New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music More
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      Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Alanis Morissette

      Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
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      New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock More
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
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      Bonnie Tyler

      Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
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      Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave More
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      Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop More
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      Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
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      Patti Smith

      Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
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      Lita Ford

      Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
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      Donna Summer

      New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
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      Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk More
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      Nancy Wilson

      Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
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      Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
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      Pop music, Soft rock More
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      Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
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      Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
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      Courtney Love

      Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock More
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      Belinda Carlisle

      Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music More
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      Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music More
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      Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
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      Cass Elliot

      Pop music, Folk rock More
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      Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music More
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      Siouxsie Sioux

      New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
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      Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music More
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      Cristina Scabbia

      Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
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      Björk

      Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
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      Doro Pesch

      hard rock, metal More
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      Susanna Hoffs

      Pop music, Rock music More
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      Pop punk, Pop music, Emo More
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      Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music More
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      Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock More
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      Alternative rock More
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