Singers The Best Female Rock Singers  

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List Rules Female rock vocalists only!

Best female rock vocalists of all time include some of the greatest girl rock singers ever. This list includes some of the most memorable rock goddesses ever -- women whose voices ring out powerfully in every single song. Who deserves the top spot? That's up to you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to vote up the female rock vocalists you like the most, and vote down any that you just don't like. You can also make your own unique list by reranking, and you can add women to the list as well.

Any list about the best female rock singers should include iconic names like Stevie Nicks, Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar and Joan Jett. These women have been belting out amazing tunes for decades, and none show any signs of slowing down. And of course, anyone who appreciates great rock music knows that Heart's Ann Wilson has one of the most stunning, awe-inspiring voices in rock history. Amy Lee, the lead singer of Evanescence, is a huge favorite as well. Her vocal prowess is astounding.

Those choices are pretty obvious, but there are others who might not be. This list includes the best female rock vocalists from all types of rock music: Glam punk, hard rock, pop rock and more. Nothing is off limits, so vote away and enjoy.
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7,167 3,455
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Classic rock, Pop music, Rock music

2
6,423 2,582
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Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

3
6,069 2,783
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New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

4
5,137 2,681
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Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk music

5
4,677 2,609
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Glam punk, Rock and roll, Hard rock

6
5,146 2,887
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mal1 added Rock music, Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues

7
3,751 2,376
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Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, New Wave

8
3,593 2,117
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First L added Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

9
2,613 2,693
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Pop music, Rock music, Experimental rock

10
3,148 2,039
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New Wave, Rock music, Latin American music

11
2,965 2,139
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Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

12
3,495 3,326
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Alternative rock, Alternative metal

13
2,768 1,908
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New Wave, Rock music, Punk rock

14
2,745 1,846
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Pop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

15
2,760 2,143
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Adult contemporary music, New Wave, Pop music

16
2,276 2,346
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Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

17
2,718 1,527
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MChi added Rock music, Folk rock, Pop rock

18
3,264 2,149
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selenemastiffs added Hip hop music, Synthpunk, Pop punk

19
2,313 1,753
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Pop music, Soft rock

20
2,387 2,600
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Hip Pop R&B, Synthpop, New Wave

21
1,989 1,954
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Blues-rock, Rock music, Protopunk

22
1,953 1,352
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Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

23
2,090 1,571
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MChi added Pop music, Rock music, Pop rock

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2,178 2,059
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Blues-rock, Heartland rock, Rock music

25
2,296 1,714
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richerb added Southern soul, Neo soul, Rock music

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1,880 1,906
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Ballad, Wagnerian rock, Pop music

27
1,765 1,732
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Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

28
1,847 1,823
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New Wave, Disco, Pop music

29
1,860 1,958
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1,556 1,463
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MChi added Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz

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1,422 1,591
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mal1 added Synthpop, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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1,446 1,026
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Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music

33
1,652 2,444
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Pop punk, Pop music, Rock music

34
2,038 1,977
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Hip hop music, Rock music, Dance-pop

35
1,236 888
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velvet added Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Piano rock

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1,231 1,739
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Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

37
1,359 1,107
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Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Traditional pop music

38
1,262 1,035
Kelly Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Female Rock Singers
Adult contemporary music, Blues-rock, Blue-eyed soul

39
1,143 713
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MChi added Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

40
1,537 1,294
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Pop music, Folk rock

41
1,776 1,678
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BigDogBama added Pop music, Rock music, Electronic music

42
1,522 1,913
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Pop punk, Pop music, Emo

43
1,219 2,066
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Lied, Gothic metal, Operatic pop

44
1,142 1,496
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First L added New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

45
1,040 1,155
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mal1 added Alternative rock

46
1,186 1,357
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mal1 added Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

47
1,409 1,471
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Blues-rock, Pop music, Folk music

48
1,419 1,293
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Coolza added Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

49
1,092 2,369
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Noise rock, Grunge, Folk rock

50
908 456
Billie Holiday is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Female Rock Singers
Torch song, Ballad, Swing music