rock The Best Female Rock Singers

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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.

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Stevie Nicks Classic rock, Pop music Rock music

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Ann Wilson Rock music, Folk rock Pop rock

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Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music Heavy metal

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Janis Joplin Blues-rock, Rock music Folk music

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Joan Jett Glam punk, Rock and roll Hard rock

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Tina Turner Rock music, Dance-pop Rhythm and blues

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Debbie Harry Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop New Wave

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Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave Pop music

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Amy Lee Alternative rock, Alternative metal

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Alanis Morissette Pop music, Rock music Experimental rock

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Linda Ronstadt New Wave, Rock music Latin American music

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Chrissie Hynde New Wave, Rock music Punk rock

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Grace Slick Blues-rock, Pop music Rock music

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Cyndi Lauper Adult contemporary music, New Wave Pop music

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Sheryl Crow Blues-rock, Pop music Rock music

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Aretha Franklin Pop music, Rock music Rhythm and blues

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Gwen Stefani Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop New Wave

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Nancy Wilson Rock music, Folk rock Pop rock

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Karen Carpenter Pop music, Soft rock

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P!nk Hip hop music, Synthpunk Pop punk

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Patti Smith Blues-rock, Rock music Protopunk

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Melissa Etheridge Blues-rock, Heartland rock Rock music

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Bonnie Raitt Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul Pop music

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Christine McVie Pop music, Rock music Pop rock

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Bonnie Tyler Ballad, Wagnerian rock Pop music

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Donna Summer New Wave, Disco Pop music

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Avril Lavigne Pop punk, Pop music Rock music

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Adele Southern soul, Neo soul Rock music

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Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music Heavy metal

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Cher Hip hop music, Rock music Dance-pop

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Shirley Manson Pop music, Trip hop Rock music

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Hayley Williams Pop punk, Pop music Emo

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Kate Bush Synthpop, Pop rock Alternative rock

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Madonna Pop music, Rock music Electronic music

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Carly Simon Adult contemporary music, Pop music Rock music

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Sarah McLachlan Adult contemporary music, Pop music Piano rock

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Tarja Turunen Lied, Gothic metal Operatic pop

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Joni Mitchell Pop music, Folk music Folk jazz

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Kelly Clarkson Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock Blue-eyed soul

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Courtney Love Noise rock, Grunge Folk rock

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Dusty Springfield Blue-eyed soul, Pop music Traditional pop music

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Belinda Carlisle Pop punk, New Wave Pop music

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Cass Elliot Pop music, Folk rock

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Natalie Merchant Alternative rock

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Siouxsie Sioux New Wave, Gothic rock Alternative rock

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Etta James Rock music, Rhythm and blues Rock and roll

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Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music Folk music

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Tracy Chapman Blues-rock, Pop music Folk music

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Tori Amos Piano rock, Dark cabaret Electronic dance music