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The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Updated May 14, 2019 3.8k votes 307 voters 24.1k 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 Pointer Sisters1
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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
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  • Heart2
    90
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    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
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  • The Shaggs3
    76
    35

    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
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  • The Emotions4
    45
    27

    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
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  • The Cheeky Girls5
    43
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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
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  • Sister Sledge6
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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
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  • The Andrews Sisters7
    40
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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
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  • The Pierces8
    24
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    The Pierces

    Adult album alternative, Psychedelic folk

    AlbumsYou & I, Thirteen Tales of Love and Revenge, Light of the Moon, The Pierces, Love You More

    The Pierces are an American Los Angeles-based band consisting of sisters Allison and Catherine...  more
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  • Appleton9
    20
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    Appleton

    Pop music

    AlbumsEverything's Eventual, Don't Worry, Fantasy

    Appleton were a Canadian musical duo comprising Natalie Appleton and her sister Nicole. The...  more
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  • The Judds10
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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
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  • HAIM11
    51
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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
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  • The Lennon Sisters12
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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
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  • The Bangles13
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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
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  • Wilson Phillips14
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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
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  • First Aid Kit15
    31
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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
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  • The Chicks16
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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
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  • The Breeders17
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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
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  • The Veronicas18
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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
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  • The Staves19
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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
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  • The Royalettes20
    8
    10

    AlbumsThe Elegant Sound of

    The Royalettes were a four-girl group from Baltimore, Maryland who exemplified the "sweet...  more
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  • The Beu Sisters21
    8
    10

    AlbumsDecision, I Was Only (Seventeen)

    The Beu Sisters are a pop-rock girl group from the U.S. state of Florida. The members of the...  more
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  • One More Girl22
    8
    10

    AlbumsBig Sky

    One More Girl is a Canadian country music duo composed of actor-singers Carly McKillip and...  more
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  • The Bell Sisters23
    The Bell Sisters were an American singing duo, popular in the 1950s, consisting of the sisters...  more
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  • Cimorelli24
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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
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  • The Boswell Sisters25
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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
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