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
533 250
Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

2
385 230
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
422 178
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
374 288
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

5
411 165
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

6
352 245
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
281 190
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
300 196
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
280 141
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

10
248 155
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

11
276 133
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
231 213
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

13
291 169
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
291 109
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

15
217 128
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

16
214 177
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
194 129
The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

18
165 236
Hole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

19
191 101
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

20
158 165
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

21
133 149
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

22
174 154
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

23
113 168
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

24
128 139
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

25
110 135
10,000 Maniacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

26
144 119
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

27
124 145
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

28
87 136
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

29
74 127
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

30
93 132
Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Folk rock

31
98 123
Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

32
94 101
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
111 128
L7 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

34
77 85
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
punksnotdead added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
70 123
'Til Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
lemonhead added New Wave, Alternative rock

36
97 104
Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
derek1969 added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

37
51 47
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

38
59 121
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Blues-rock, Folk rock

39
77 120
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

40
48 113
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

41
50 88
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

42
75 102
The Pretty Reckless is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

43
70 120
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

44
60 104
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

45
61 112
t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot18 added Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

46
44 107
Orianthi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
ChrisPezzica added Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

47
52 117
The Waitresses is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave

48
52 112
The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

49
50 117
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

50
50 115
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Punk rock