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The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

Updated April 29, 2020 104.1k votes 8.8k voters 89.8k views154 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!
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    Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Heart

    Pop music, Rock music
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    The Warning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Warning

    Alternative rock, Hard rock
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    Band-Maiko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Band-Maiko

    Hard Rock, Heavy Metal

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

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    The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Cranberries

    Jangle pop, New Wave
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    The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Fleetwood Mac

    Blues-rock, Pop music
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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Joan Jett and the Blackhearts

    Rock music, Punk rock
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    Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Halestorm

    Rock music, Heavy metal
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    Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Lita Ford

    Glam metal, Rock music
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    Vixen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Vixen

    Glam metal, Rock music
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    Blondie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Blondie

    Hip hop music, Pop punk
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    Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Jefferson Airplane

    Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk
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    The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Runaways

    Rock music, Heavy metal
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    Babymetal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Babymetal

    Hip hop music, Bubblegum pop
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    Garbage is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Garbage

    Pop music, Trip hop
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    Samantha Fish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Samantha Fish

    Samantha Fish is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist originally from Kansas City, Missouri. While often cited as a blues artist
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    The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Donnas

    Pop punk, Rock music
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    The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Bangles

    Jangle pop, Girl group
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    L7 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    L7

    Riot grrrl, Grunge
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    Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    1,210

    Evanescence

    Rock music, Gothic metal
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    The Go-gos is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The Go-gos

    Pop punk, New Wave
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    Drain STH is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    90

    Drain STH

    Grunge, Heavy metal
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    Motion Device is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Larkin Poe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    Larkin Poe

    American roots rock band originally from north Georgia and currently from Nashville, Tennessee[1] fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell and Megan Lovell
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    The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
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    The B-52's

    New Wave, Pop music
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