The Best Female Rock Singers Bands/Musicians
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The Best Female Rock Singers

List Criteria: Female rock vocalists only!

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 is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
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    Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    99
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    the people's #1
    Pat Benatar

    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    99
  3. 3
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
    96
  4. 4
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    most listed
    Janis Joplin

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    95
  5. 5
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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues More
    91
    added by: mal1
  6. 6
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    90
  7. 7
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    86
  8. 8
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    Alternative rock, Alternative metal More
    74
  9. 9
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    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music More
    74
  10. 10
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    72
  11. 11
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    ranked low on reranks
    Annie Lennox

    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    71
    added by: First L
  12. 12
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    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    70
  13. 13
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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock More
    66
  14. 14
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
    65
  15. 15
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    Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music More
    65
    added by: misterp01
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    64
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    Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave More
    62
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    Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music More
    62
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    Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop More
    61
  20. 20
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    Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music More
    61
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    Karen Carpenter

    Pop music, Soft rock More
    60
    added by: minna05
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Lita Ford

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    60
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    Nancy Wilson

    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
    59
    added by: MChi
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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
    59
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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    59
  26. 26
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    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk More
    58
    added by: selenemastiffs
  27. 27
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    58
    added by: MChi
  28. 28
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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Symphonic metal More
    54
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    Avril Lavigne

    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    54
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    54
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop More
    53
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
    52
    added by: MChi
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    Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music More
    52
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    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    52
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Courtney Love

    Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock More
    52
  36. 36
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    Cass Elliot

    Pop music, Folk rock More
    51
  37. 37
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Emo More
    51
  38. 38
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music More
    50
  39. 39
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    49
    added by: First L
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    ranked low on reranks
    Belinda Carlisle

    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music More
    49
    added by: Coolza
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Cristina Scabbia

    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
    49
  42. 42
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    Björk

    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
    49
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    ranked low on reranks
    Sharon den Adel

    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
    48
  44. 44
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    Adele

    47
    added by: richerb
  45. 45
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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music More
    47
  46. 46
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    Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock More
    47
  47. 47
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    Pop music, Rock music More
    46
    added by: richerb
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    Indie pop, Celtic rock, Rock music More
    46
  49. 49
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    Doro Pesch

    hard rock, metal More
    46
  50. 50
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    often listed &ranked high on reranks
    PJ Harvey

    Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica More
    45
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