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
571 260
Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

2
410 242
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
447 192
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
439 179
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

5
399 296
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

6
376 255
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
306 200
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
313 212
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
295 152
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

10
263 167
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

11
289 148
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
243 232
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

13
306 183
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
311 119
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

15
228 136
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

16
209 140
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
230 191
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

18
199 114
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

19
174 255
Hole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

20
145 155
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

21
181 167
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

22
164 181
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

23
138 148
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

24
119 178
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

25
118 144
10,000 Maniacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

26
153 130
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

27
130 155
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

28
83 135
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

29
94 145
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

30
104 110
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

31
96 146
Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Folk rock

32
105 134
Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

33
116 139
L7 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

34
84 94
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
punksnotdead added Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

35
106 115
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
75 131
'Til Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
lemonhead added New Wave, Alternative rock

37
56 56
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

38
86 131
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

39
60 130
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
55 96
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

41
80 112
The Pretty Reckless is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

42
65 109
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

43
73 127
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

44
48 121
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

45
63 120
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
47 114
Orianthi is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
ChrisPezzica added Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

47
54 125
The Waitresses is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave

48
52 120
The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

49
53 124
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

50
51 123
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Punk rock