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The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked  

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Here are the greatest bands and groups featuring sisters. Many sisters are each other's best friends. They teach each other important life lessons and are there for one another when times are tough. All of these experiences occasionally manifest in the form of songs the sisters perform together. They go on to perform this music in front of crowds, and they go on to tour around the world. There are many bands with sisters being the primary members of the group. Which acts do you find yourself listening to constantly?

Haim has made a big splash in the indie pop scene. The band consists of three sisters: Este, Alana, and Danielle as well as their drummer, Dash Hutton. However, they are far from the only band containing singing sisters. Heart is famously made up of Nancy and Ann Wilson while Dixie Chicks consists of Martie Maguire and Emily Robison, who have also performed without Natalie Maines in the group Court Yard Hounds. Other popular sister bands include Tegan and Sara, The Bangles, The Veronicas, and All Saints.

People better watch out at family reunions or else the wrong kind of drama will make its way into a hit song. Which of these sister singing groups do you like most? Now is your chance to show these ladies some love by voting up your favorite bands. 

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All Saints is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Girl group
All Saints are an English-Canadian girl group. Originally founded in 1993 as All Saints 1.9.7.5., the group was re-founded in 1995 as a quartet consisting of British members Melanie Blatt and ...more
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The Shangri-Las is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Girl group, Pop music
The Shangri-Las were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with often heartbreaking teen melodramas, and remain perhaps best known for their hits ...more
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The Clark Sisters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Urban contemporary gospel, Dance music, Rhythm and blues
The Clark Sisters are an American gospel vocal group consisting of four sisters:Jacky Clark Chisholm, Elbernita "Twinkie" Clark-Terrell, Dorinda Clark-Cole, and Karen Clark Sheard. A ...more
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The Braxtons is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Dance-pop, Urban contemporary gospel
The Braxtons are an American R&B girl group consisting of singer Toni Braxton and her sisters, Traci Braxton, Towanda Braxton, Trina Braxton, and Tamar Braxton. Despite being commercially ...more
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The Blossoms is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
The Blossoms are an American girl-group group that initially originated from California. During their height of success in the 1960s, the group's lineup most famously consisted of Darlene Love, ...more
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The Nolans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music
The Nolans are an Irish-English girl group who formed in 1974 as The Nolan Sisters. They are best known for their hit single "I'm In the Mood for Dancing". Released in December 1979, ...more
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SHeDaisy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Country pop, Country
SHeDAISY is an American country music group founded in the late 1980s by sisters Kristyn Robyn Osborn, Kelsi Marie Osborn, and Kassidy Lorraine Osborn from Magna, Utah. The group's name is ...more
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The Paris Sisters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music
The Paris Sisters were a 1960s girl group from San Francisco, best known for their work with producer Phil Spector. The group consisted of lead singer Priscilla Paris; her older sister, Albeth ...more
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Jonnie and Brookie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Teen pop, Contemporary Christian music, Pop rock
Jonnie and Brookie is an American Pop/Rock duo originating from Gilbert, Arizona. The group is best known for winning the Radio Disney N.B.T. contest in 2009 and performing at the Disney Channel ...more
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Court Yard Hounds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Folk music, Country
Court Yard Hounds is an American country music and folk duo, founded by sisters Martie Maguire and Emily Robison. They, along with Natalie Maines, make up the Dixie Chicks. The sisters decided ...more
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The Ponce Sisters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
The Ponce Sisters, Ethel and Dorothea, were a popular singing sister duo in the mid-1920s and early 1930s. They were reportedly born in New York. They were the daughters of composer, author, ...more
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The Shaggs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music, Outsider music
The Shaggs were an American all-female rock group formed in Fremont, New Hampshire in 1968. The band was composed of sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin, Betty Wiggin, Helen Wiggin and, ...more
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The Royalettes is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music
The Royalettes were a four-girl group from Baltimore, Maryland who exemplified the "sweet soul" style of the mid-60s. They were originally signed with Philadelphia-based Chancellor ...more
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The Cheeky Girls is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Girl group, Pop music, Dance music
The Cheeky Girls are a Romanian-born, British-based pop duo consisting of twin sisters Gabriela and Monica Irimia, originally from Cluj-Napoca. After appearing as auditionees in Popstars: The ...more
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Honey Ltd. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Honey Ltd. were a 1960s girl group made up of sisters Alexandra and Joan Sliwin, Laura Polkinghorne and Marsha Temmer.
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The Chapin Sisters is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Psychedelia, Folk
The Chapin Sisters are an American folk-rock and harmony duo from New York, NY. The band consists of sisters Abigail and Lily Chapin, and formerly their half-sister Jessica Craven. Abigail and ...more
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The Flirtations is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Rhythm and blues, Soul music
The Flirtations are an all-female musical group who have recorded since the early 1960s.
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The Roches is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Rock music, Folk music, Folk rock
The Roches are a vocal group of three songwriting Irish-American sisters from Park Ridge, New Jersey, known for their "unusual" and "rich" harmonies, quirky lyrics, and ...more
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Plumtree is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Indie pop, Indie, Pop music
Plumtree was a Canadian all-female indie rock/power pop band formed in 1993 in Halifax which consisted of sisters Carla and Lynette Gillis, Amanda Braden, Nina Martin, and later Catriona ...more
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Fémina is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Folk
Fémina is an Argentine folk and fusion trio from San Martín de los Andes, Argentina.
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The Browns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Folk music, Southern Gospel, Gospel music
The Browns were an American country and folk music vocal trio best known for their 1959 Grammy-nominated hit, "The Three Bells". The group, composed of Jim Ed Brown and his sisters ...more
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The Bell Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
The Bell Sisters were an American singing duo, popular in the 1950s, consisting of the sisters Cynthia and Kay Strother, who adopted their mother's maiden name of Bell. The duo were discovered ...more
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The Brox Sisters is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters, enjoying their greatest popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s.
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Barbara and the Uniques is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Rhythm and blues
Barbara and the Uniques was a 1960s and 1970s R&B girl group.
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High Inergy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Disco, Pop music, Rhythm and blues
High Inergy was an American R&B and soul girl group who found fame on Motown Records in the late 1970s. They are best known for their hit, "You Can't Turn Me Off".