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

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    92
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    the people's #1
    Tina Turner

    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues More
    90
    added by: mal1
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    87
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    80
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    Alternative rock, Alternative metal More
    72
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    68
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    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music More
    67
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    64
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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock More
    62
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    62
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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    61
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    Tarja Turunen

    Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop More
    61
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    60
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    58
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    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave More
    58
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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
    57
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    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    56
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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Symphonic metal More
    56
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    often listed
    Patti Smith

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    55
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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    54
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    Pink

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk More
    54
    added by: selenemastiffs
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    niche appeal
    Adele

    53
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    controversial
    Christine McVie

    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    53
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
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    Sharon den Adel

    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
    52
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop More
    52
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    Lzzy Hale

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    Pop music, Soft rock More
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    Doro Pesch

    hard rock, metal More
    49
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
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    Belinda Carlisle

    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music More
    48
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    Avril Lavigne

    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    48
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    Courtney Love

    Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock More
    47
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    controversial
    Cristina Scabbia

    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
    46
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    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    46
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    Cass Elliot

    Pop music, Folk rock More
    46
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    Shirley Manson

    Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music More
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    Tracy Chapman

    Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music More
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
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    Hayley Williams

    Pop punk, Pop music, Emo More
    45
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Björk

    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Power metal More
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    added by: DaniloCoutinho
    Floor Jansen (pronounced [flɔr ˈjɑnsɛn]; born 21 February 1981 in Goirle) is a Dutch singer ... more
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    Alternative rock More
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    controversial
    Fiona Apple

    Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock More
    43
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    Pop music, Rock music More
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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music More
    43
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