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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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The Shaggs is listed (or ranked) 1 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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Heart is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock
Heart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and worldwide. Over the group's history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the ...more
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The Pointer Sisters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Girl group, New Wave, Pop music
The Pointer Sisters are an American R&B singing group from Oakland, California, who achieved mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has ...more
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Sister Sledge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Disco, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues
Sister Sledge is an American musical vocal group from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved ...more
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Dixie Chicks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Country pop, Pop music, Rock music
Dixie Chicks are an American music group composed of founding members (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and lead singer Natalie Maines. The band formed in 1989 in ...more
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The Judds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Country
The Judds were an American country music duo composed of Naomi Judd (born 1946) and her daughter, Wynonna Judd (born 1964). The duo signed to RCA Records in 1983 and released six studio albums ...more
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The Emotions is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Disco, Rhythm and blues, Soul music
The Emotions are an American female Soul/R&B singing group from Chicago, Illinois, originally consisting of three sisters; Wanda Hutchinson, Shelia Hutchinson and Jeanette Hutchinson. The ...more
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Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock
Wilson Phillips is an American vocal group consisting of Carnie Wilson, Wendy Wilson and Chynna Phillips, the daughters, respectively, of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and John and Michelle ...more
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The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave
The Bangles are an American pop rock band that were formed in Los Angeles in 1981. They recorded several hit singles during the 1980s, including "Walk Like an Egyptian" (Billboard ...more
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The Cheeky Girls is listed (or ranked) 10 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 recording act consisting of twin sisters Gabriela and Monica Irimia (born 31 October 1982), originally from Cluj-Napoca. After appearing as ...more
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The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie
The Andrews Sisters were an American close harmony singing group of the swing and boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967), ...more
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Chloe x Halle is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
R&B, Indie pop, Soul
Chloe x Halle (stylized as CHLOE X HALLE) is an American contemporary R&B duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey (born July 1, 1998 and March 27, 2000 respectively). Sister duo Chloe ...more
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The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Girl group, Traditional pop music
The Lennon Sisters are an American vocal group initially made up of four sisters from a family that had six sisters in all, as well as five brothers. The original quartet consisted of: Dianne ...more
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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
The Veronicas are an Australian pop duo from Brisbane. The group was formed in 2004 by identical twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso. In 2005, the Veronicas released their debut studio ...more
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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music
Haim is an American pop rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band consists of sisters Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work ...more
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B*Witched is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music, Rock music
B*Witched are an Irish girl group consisting of twin sisters Edele and Keavy Lynch, Lindsay Armaou and Sinéad O'Carroll. Originally active between 1997 and 2002, they enjoyed success in ...more
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The Nolans is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music
The Nolans are an Anglo-Irish girl group who formed in 1974 as The Nolan Sisters, before changing their name in 1980. They are best known for their hit single "I'm in the Mood for ...more
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Out of Eden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Hip hop music, Contemporary Christian music, Urban contemporary gospel
Out of Eden was an American Gospel music group often identified with R&B and contemporary Christian music. It featured sisters Lisa Kimmey, Andrea Kimmey-Baca, and Danielle Kimmey. The group ...more
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The Wainwright Sisters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Folk, pop rock
The Wainwright Sisters are a singer-songwriter duo featuring the Canadian-American Martha Wainwright and her American half-sister Lucy Wainwright Roche. In November 2015 they released the album ...more
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Appleton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop music
Appleton were a Canadian musical duo comprising Natalie Appleton and her sister Nicole. The sisters were better known as members of the girl group All Saints.
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School of Seven Bells is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Shoegazing, Electronic music, Dream pop
School of Seven Bells is an American indie rock band from New York City, formed in 2007. It originally consisted of Alejandra Deheza, her sister Claudia Deheza and Benjamin Curtis. Claudia ...more
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CocoRosie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Hip hop music, Psychedelic folk, Experimental music
CocoRosie is an American musical group formed in 2003 by sisters Bianca "Coco" and Sierra "Rosie" Casady. The sisters were born and raised in the United States, but formed ...more
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Bleached is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Punk rock
Bleached are an American punk rock and pop punk band consisting of sisters Jennifer Clavin and Jessica Clavin, formerly of Mika Miko. The band plays a style of punk rock, pop punk, garage rock, ...more
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Ibeyi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Contemporary R&B, Soul music, Experimental music
Ibeyi is a French (with Cuban, Venezuelan and Tunisian origins) musical duo consisting of twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé Diaz and Naomi Diaz. The duo sings in English, French, Spanish and ...more
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The Kim Sisters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Pop
The Kim Sisters were a Korean-born American singing trio who made their career in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s. They are known for being the first South Korean music group to ...more