Bands/Musicians The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever  

Ranker Community
Originally by Ranker Community
27.1k votes 2.3k voters 56k views 70 items

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!
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page. Prices & inventory are accurate as of publish date.
list ordered by

1
644 324
Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

2
505 262
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

3
464 362
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

4
459 308
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
515 242
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

6
427 321
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
349 263
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
356 288
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
339 216
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

10
274 304
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

11
310 228
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

12
328 213
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

13
361 255
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
360 181
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

15
260 194
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

16
244 200
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
273 261
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

18
199 333
Hole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

19
215 223
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

20
204 236
Florence + the Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

21
227 184
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

22
167 213
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

23
145 17
Band-Maid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Stass Gricko added Band-Maid

The real all-female hard-rock band, with 5 albums and awesome live performance.

24
156 213
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

25
141 239
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk