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!

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

2
379 228
Pat Benatar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

3
415 176
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
369 286
Blondie is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

5
406 164
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
346 245
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
279 189
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
297 192
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
276 140
The Pretenders is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

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

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272 132
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
226 213
Garbage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Garbage Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

13
286 168
Evanescence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

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285 109
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

15
213 127
Jefferson Airplane is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

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209 177
Paramore is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

17
190 128
The B-52's is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The B-52's New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

18
163 236
Hole is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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188 101
Lita Ford is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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157 164
Florence and the Machine is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

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131 149
Berlin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Berlin Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

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171 154
Siouxsie & the Banshees is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

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111 168
Yeah Yeah Yeahs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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126 139
The Donnas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Donnas Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

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108 135
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

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121 145
Veruca Salt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Veruca Salt Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

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134 119
Halestorm is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

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74 127
Quarterflash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Quarterflash New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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85 136
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Divinyls New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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91 131
Indigo Girls is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Indigo Girls Folk rock

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

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L7 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
L7 Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

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90 101
Flyleaf is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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75 85
Vixen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
punksnotdead added Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

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

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96 103
Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
derek1969 added Wilson Phillips Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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49 45
The White Stripes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

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

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75 118
The Corrs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Corrs Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

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47 113
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

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49 88
Scandal is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Scandal New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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59 104
The Motels is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Motels New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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60 110
t.A.T.u. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Riot18 added t.A.T.u. Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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67 120
Sleater-Kinney is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

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69 102
The Pretty Reckless is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Pretty Reckless Post-grunge, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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

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

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

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48 117
The Distillers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Distillers Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

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48 115
X-Ray Spex is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
X-Ray Spex New Wave, Punk rock