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The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Updated May 14, 2019 3.8k votes 231 voters 17.7k views100 items

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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    The Shaggs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Shaggs

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsShaggs' Own Thing, The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World

    The Shaggs were an American all-female rock group formed in Fremont, New Hampshire in 1968.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    73
    27

    Heart

    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsDreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Heart, These Dreams: Greatest Hits, Bebe Le Strange

    Heart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Pointer Sisters

    Girl group, New Wave

    AlbumsEnergy, Break Out, Slow Hand, That's a Plenty, Black & White

    The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Cheeky Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Cheeky Girls

    Girl group, Pop music

    AlbumsCheeky Song (Touch My Bum), PartyTime, Hooray Hooray (It's a Cheeky Holiday), Have a Cheeky Christmas, In My Mind

    The Cheeky Girls are a Romanian-born British-based recording act consisting of twin sisters... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Emotions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Emotions

    Disco, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsSo I Can Love You, Flowers, Rejoice, Best of My Love: The Best of the Emotions, Untouched

    The Emotions are an American female Soul/R&B singing group from Chicago, Illinois, originally... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    36
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    Sister Sledge

    Disco, Contemporary R&B

    AlbumsWe Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series, All American Girls, And Now ... Sister Sledge ... Again

    Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 7
    The Judds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Judds

    Country

    AlbumsGreatest Hits, The Judds: Wynonna & Naomi, Christmas Time With The Judds, I Will Stand by You: The Essential Collection, Love Can Build a Bridge

    The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd (born 1946) and her... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    33
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    Wilson Phillips

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

    AlbumsShadows and Light, Wilson Phillips, California, Greatest Hits, Best of Wilson Phillips

    Wilson Phillips is an American vocal group consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Andrews Sisters

    Girl group, Swing music

    AlbumsA Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, The Andrews Sisters Christmas, Andrews Sisters Meet Bing Crosby, Double Goldies, Memories of Yester Years

    The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Lennon Sisters

    Girl group, Traditional pop music

    AlbumsAmong Our Souvenirs, Lawrence Welk Featuring The Lennon Sisters, Best Loved Melodies, Peppy the Peppermint Bear, Merry

    The Lennon Sisters are an American vocal group initially made up of four sisters from a family... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 11
    The Chicks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Chicks

    Country pop, Pop music

    AlbumsTaking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces, Fly, There's Your Trouble

    The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) are an American country pop group composed of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Bangles

    Jangle pop, Girl group

    AlbumsManic Monday, Walk Like an Egyptian, Greatest Hits, Everything, All Over the Place

    The Bangles are an American pop rock band that were formed in Los Angeles in 1981. They... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Breeders is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Breeders

    Alternative rock, Indie rock

    AlbumsLast Splash, Pod, Title TK, Mountain Battles, Climbing the Sun

    The Breeders are an American alternative rock band formed in 1990 by Kim Deal of the Pixies... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    HAIM is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    HAIM

    Indie pop, Pop music

    AlbumsDays Are Gone, iTunes Festival: London 2012, Forever, Daytrotter Session, Don't Save Me

    Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The Veronicas

    Pop punk, Synthpop

    AlbumsHook Me Up, Complete, The Secret Life Of..., Revenge Is Sweeter Tour, Sessions@AOL

    The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane. The group was formed in 2004 by... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Cimorelli is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    22
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    Cimorelli

    Pop music, Rhythm and blues

    AlbumsCovers, Believe It, Made In America EP, Tyler Ward & Cimorelli, Everything You Have

    Cimorelli is a singing group popularized on YouTube and signed to Universal Music's Island... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Boswell Sisters is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    5
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    The Boswell Sisters

    Girl group, Vocal jazz

    AlbumsThat's How Rhythm Was Born, Everybody Loves My Baby, Volume 1, It's the Girls: The Boswell Sisters, Shout

    The Boswell Sisters were a close harmony singing group, consisting of sisters Martha Boswell... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Staves is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    16
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    The Staves

    Folk rock

    AlbumsDead & Born & Grown, Live at Cecil Sharp House, Facing West, Mexico EP, The Motherlode EP

    The Staves are an English acoustic folk rock trio of sisters from Watford, Hertfordshire,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The King Sisters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    The King Sisters

    Swing music, Big band

    AlbumsQueens of Song, Swinging on a Star, For You, Aloha, Imagination

    The King Sisters were an American big band-era vocal group consisting of six sisters: Alyce,... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 20
    First Aid Kit is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    First Aid Kit

    Indie pop, Americana

    AlbumsDrunken Trees, The Big Black and the Blue, You're Not Coming Home, The Lion's Roar, Stay Gold

    First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk duo. Klara Söderberg sings and plays guitar. Her older sister... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Larkin Poe is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    Larkin Poe is a folk rock band fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell. It was formed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Aldridge Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    The Aldridge Sisters, Sheila and Sherry Aldridge, are an American singing act that appeared on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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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... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Burns Sisters is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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    AlbumsClose to Home, Out of the Blue, Tradition: Holiday Songs Old & New, Songs of the Heart, In This World

    The Burns Sisters are an American folk music group from Ithaca, New York known for their tight... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Aces is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
    12
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    The Aces

    Indie pop
    The Aces (formerly The Blue Aces) are an American alternative band from Provo, Utah. The band... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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