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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!
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354 185
Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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2
257 217
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

3
294 123
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

4
253 171
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
253 122
Fleetwood Mac is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

6
233 181
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Bangles Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
184 128
The Go-Go's is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Go-gos Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

8
192 126
No Doubt is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
175 161
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Garbage Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

10
194 102
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

11
199 94
The Runaways is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Runaways Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
171 123
Eurythmics is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
188 116
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
152 90
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

15
109 173
Hole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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16
132 93
The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The B-52's New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

17
178 80
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

18
96 117
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Berlin Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

19
108 127
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

20
128 70
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
117 118
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

22
131 131
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

23
100 108
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Donnas Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

24
88 129
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

25
82 103
10,000 Maniacs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
10,000 Maniacs Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

26
73 101
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Divinyls New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

27
96 109
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Veruca Salt Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

28
92 84
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

29
51 101
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Quarterflash New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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30
65 102
Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Indigo Girls Folk rock

31
52 96
'Til Tuesday is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
lemonhead added 'Til Tuesday New Wave, Alternative rock

32
72 92
Big Brother and the Holding Co... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Big Brother and the Holding Company Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

33
74 97
L7 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
L7 Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

34
61 88
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Corrs Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

35
46 93
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Jangle pop, Blues-rock, Folk rock

36
48 64
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
punksnotdead added Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
54 75
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
46 82
t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot18 added t.A.T.u. Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

39
37 67
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Scandal New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

40
36 91
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

41
43 87
The Waitresses is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Waitresses New Wave

42
44 85
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Motels New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

43
30 85
Orianthi is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
ChrisPezzica added Orianthi Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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44
43 90
The Ting Tings is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Ting Tings Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

45
44 96
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

46
69 77
Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
derek1969 added Wilson Phillips Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

47
39 94
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Distillers Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

48
37 94
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
X-Ray Spex New Wave, Punk rock

49
30 85
Lunachicks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lunachicks Riot grrrl, Heavy metal, Punk rock

50
16 15
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music