rock The Best Female Rock Singers  

Originally by
243k votes 19k voters 702k views 199 items Follow Embed

List Rules 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 ordered by

1
+ - 4,955 2,609
Ranker Video v
Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

The Best Frontmen in Rock The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

2
+ - 4,615 2,071
Ranker Video v
Ann Wilson Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

3
+ - 4,535 2,224
Ranker Video v
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
+ - 3,639 2,092
Ranker Video v
Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

5
+ - 3,463 1,988
Ranker Video v
Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

6
+ - 3,974 2,356
Ranker Video v
Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

7
+ - 2,633 1,792
Ranker Video v
Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

8
+ - 2,444 1,601
Ranker Video v
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

9
+ - 2,629 2,285
Ranker Video v
Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

10
+ - 2,151 1,578
Ranker Video v
Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

11
+ - 1,776 2,077
Ranker Video v
Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

12
+ - 1,883 1,522
Ranker Video v
Chrissie Hynde New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock

13
+ - 2,013 1,706
Ranker Video v
Grace Slick Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

14
+ - 1,909 1,652
Ranker Video v
Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

15
+ - 1,738 1,475
Ranker Video v
Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

The Best Rock Vocalists 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

16
+ - 1,579 1,863
Ranker Video v
Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

17
+ - 1,833 1,205
Ranker Video v
Nancy Wilson Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

18
+ - 2,139 1,640
Ranker Video v
P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

19
+ - 1,667 1,987
Ranker Video v
Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

20
+ - 1,506 1,349
Ranker Video v
Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

21
+ - 1,346 1,555
Ranker Video v
Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

22
+ - 1,401 1,236
Ranker Video v
Christine McVie Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

23
+ - 1,233 1,029
Ranker Video v
Bonnie Raitt Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

24
+ - 1,506 1,698
Ranker Video v
Melissa Etheridge Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

25
+ - 1,370 1,530
Ranker Video v
Bonnie Tyler Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

26
+ - 1,330 1,437
Ranker Video v
Donna Summer New Wave, Disco, Pop music

27
+ - 1,365 1,256
Ranker Video v
Adele Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

28
+ - 1,275 1,531
Ranker Video v

29
+ - 1,171 1,374
Ranker Video v
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

The Worst Rock Bands of All Time Personal Improvement Apps You Would Use

30
+ - 916 1,185
Ranker Video v
Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

31
+ - 664 537
Ranker Video v
Sarah McLachlan Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

32
+ - 1,400 1,540
Ranker Video v
Cher Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

33
+ - 832 738
Ranker Video v
Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

34
+ - 1,174 1,126
Ranker Video v
Madonna Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

35
+ - 1,146 1,900
Ranker Video v
Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

36
+ - 543 442
Ranker Video v
Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

37
+ - 847 1,376
Ranker Video v
Shirley Manson Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

38
+ - 999 1,148
Ranker Video v
Joni Mitchell Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

39
+ - 1,102 1,530
Ranker Video v
Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

40
+ - 845 846
Ranker Video v
Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

41
+ - 637 624
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Female Rock Singers
Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

42
+ - 994 1,050
Ranker Video v
Cass Elliot Pop music, Folk rock

43
+ - 953 1,701
Ranker Video v
Tarja Turunen Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters The Best Netflix Original Specials

44
+ - 949 1,017
Ranker Video v
Belinda Carlisle Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

45
+ - 739 1,178
Ranker Video v
Siouxsie Sioux New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

46
+ - 631 880
Ranker Video v
Natalie Merchant Alternative rock

47
+ - 678 1,014
Ranker Video v
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

48
+ - 887 1,197
Ranker Video v
Tracy Chapman Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music

49
+ - 742 1,872
Ranker Video v
Courtney Love Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock

50
+ - 603 839
Ranker Video v
Susanna Hoffs Pop music, Rock music