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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
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    the people's #1
    Pat Benatar

    New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    98
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
    95
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    most listed
    Janis Joplin

    Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music More
    94
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    Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues More
    91
    added by: mal1
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    Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock More
    89
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave More
    85
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    Alternative rock, Alternative metal More
    72
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    New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music More
    72
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    Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music More
    71
    added by: First L
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music More
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    Alanis Morissette

    Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock More
    68
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    New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock More
    65
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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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    added by: misterp01
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    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
    61
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    Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk More
    59
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    Lita Ford

    Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal More
    59
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    New Wave, Disco, Pop music More
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    P!nk

    Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk More
    58
    added by: selenemastiffs
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    Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock More
    57
    added by: MChi
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    Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock More
    56
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    Pop music, Soft rock More
    56
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    Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues More
    55
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    Progressive metal, Gothic metal, Symphonic metal More
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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop More
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    Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz More
    52
    added by: MChi
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    Courtney Love

    Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock More
    51
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    Bonnie Raitt

    Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music More
    51
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    Shirley Manson

    Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music More
    50
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    Avril Lavigne

    Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music More
    50
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    Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music More
    49
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    Belinda Carlisle

    Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music More
    49
    added by: Coolza
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    Cass Elliot

    Pop music, Folk rock More
    48
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    Doom metal, Gothic rock, Gothic metal More
    48
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    New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock More
    48
    added by: First L
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    Progressive metal, Gothic rock, Symphonic black metal More
    48
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    Björk

    Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house More
    47
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    Pop punk, Pop music, Emo More
    47
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    Piano rock, Dark cabaret, Electronic dance music More
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    Adele

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    added by: richerb
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    Indie pop, Rock music, Piano rock More
    46
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    Doro Pesch

    hard rock, metal More
    46
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    Pop music, Rock music More
    46
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    PJ Harvey

    Punk blues, Grunge, Electronica More
    45
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    Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Rock music More
    44
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