Bands/Musicians The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever  

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These are the best rock bands fronted by women. The band must have a female singer.  Bonus points for multiple women musicians.  From Blondie to The Bangles to the Go-gos, these are the best girl bands, or bands that have female musicians in them. Specifically these bands have to have female vocalists, and some of these women are the best female vocalists of all time!

There's just something about a female rock band. I'm not talking about sex appeal, I'm talking about the music. When rock music is allowed to soar to it's highest heights with a female vocal range, magic can happen. Only women can really belt out rock the way that it is meant to be belted out That is certainly the case with all of these bands!
list ordered by

1
591 267
Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

2
420 248
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
459 198
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

4
454 185
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

5
411 302
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

6
387 261
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
315 206
The Go-Go's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

8
323 218
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
306 158
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

10
272 174
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

11
293 154
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
248 240
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

13
316 188
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
319 124
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

15
237 139
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

16
217 144
The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

17
237 195
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

18
203 122
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
181 261
Hole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

20
148 159
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

21
173 183
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

22
187 170
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

23
141 152
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

24
122 182
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

25
123 147
10,000 Maniacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

26
157 134
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

27
136 159
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

28
98 148
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

29
86 139
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

30
107 113
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
122 141
L7 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

32
99 150
Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Folk rock

33
107 138
Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

34
88 97
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
punksnotdead added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
109 118
Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
derek1969 added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

36
78 133
'Til Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
lemonhead added New Wave, Alternative rock

37
60 59
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

38
91 134
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

39
65 132
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Blues-rock, Folk rock

40
84 115
The Pretty Reckless is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

41
69 112
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

42
55 100
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

43
75 131
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

44
66 122
t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot18 added Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

45
49 124
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

46
57 126
The Waitresses is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave

47
48 118
Orianthi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
ChrisPezzica added Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

48
53 123
The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

49
55 127
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

50
51 127
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Punk rock