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The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked 

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Updated May 14, 2019 2.4k votes 204 voters 14.3k views 100 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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Heart is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Dreamboat Annie, Little Queen, Heart, These Dreams: Greatest Hits, Bebe Le Strange, + more

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

Albums: Shaggs' Own Thing, The Shaggs, Philosophy of the World

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

Albums: Energy, Break Out, Slow Hand, That's a Plenty, Black & White, + more

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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#198 of 372 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame #58 of 677 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #132 of 294 The Best Pop Artists of the 1980s

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

Albums: Cheeky 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 Gabriela and Monica Irimia (born 31 October 1982), originally from Cluj-Napoca. After appearing as ...more
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The Emotions is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: So I Can Love You, Flowers, Rejoice, Best of My Love: The Best of the Emotions, Untouched, + more

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

Albums: We Are Family, Love Somebody Today, Original Album Series, All American Girls, And Now ... Sister Sledge ... Again, + more

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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#291 of 677 The Best Female Vocalists Ever #141 of 252 The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time #12 of 152 The Best Disco Bands/Artists

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Wilson Phillips is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Shadows and Light, Wilson Phillips, California, Greatest Hits, Best of Wilson Phillips, + more

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 Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
Genre: Girl group, Swing music & Boogie-woogie; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: A Merry Christmas With Bing Crosby and the Andrews Sisters, The Andrews Sisters Christmas, Andrews Sisters Meet Bing Crosby, Double Goldies, Memories of Yester Years, + more

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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The Chicks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Taking the Long Way, Home, Wide Open Spaces, Fly, There's Your Trouble, + more

The Chicks (formerly known as the Dixie Chicks) are an American country pop group composed of singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer. The ...more

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

Albums: Among Our Souvenirs, Lawrence Welk Featuring The Lennon Sisters, Best Loved Melodies, Peppy the Peppermint Bear, Merry, + more

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 Bangles is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Manic Monday, Walk Like an Egyptian, Greatest Hits, Everything, All Over the Place, + more

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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#80 of 372 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame #125 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #14 of 157 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

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

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

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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#41 of 103 The Best Musical Duos #164 of 291 The Top Country Artists of All Time #23 of 158 The Top Female Country Singers

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The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Hook Me Up, Complete, The Secret Life Of..., Revenge Is Sweeter Tour, Sessions@AOL, + more

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

Albums: Last Splash, Pod, Title TK, Mountain Battles, Climbing the Sun, + more

The Breeders are an American alternative rock band formed in 1990 by Kim Deal of the Pixies and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. The band has experienced a number of lineup changes; Kim Deal has ...more

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HAIM is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Days Are Gone, iTunes Festival: London 2012, Forever, Daytrotter Session, Don't Save Me, + more

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

Albums: Covers, Believe It, Made In America EP, Tyler Ward & Cimorelli, Everything You Have, + more

Cimorelli is a singing group popularized on YouTube and signed to Universal Music's Island label. Cimorelli is made up of six sisters, Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani. Their ...more
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Chloe x Halle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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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Larkin Poe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: The Rainy Day Sessions - EP

Larkin Poe is a folk rock band fronted by sisters Rebecca and Megan Lovell. It was formed after the disbandment of bluegrass trio The Lovell Sisters.
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Redhead Express is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
The Redhead Express is an American country music band consisting of four sisters: Kendra (lead singer, songwriter and guitarist), Alisa (second lead and baritone singer who plays fiddle and ...more
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The Shangri-Las is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Leader Of The Pack, Leaders of the Pack, Remember, Leader of the Pack, Shangri-Las-65!, + more

The Shangri-Las were an American pop girl group of the 1960s. Between 1964 and 1966 they charted with teen melodramas, and remain especially known for their hits "Leader of the Pack", ...more

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The Honeys is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: The Honeys: The Capitol Collector's Series, The Honeys Collection, It's Like Heaven

The Honeys were a 1960s girl group, who recorded for Capitol Records, and were a kind of female counterpart to the Beach Boys; Beach Boy Brian Wilson served as their record producer and chief ...more
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School of Seven Bells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Ghostory, Disconnect from Desire, Alpinisms, Windstorm, Face to Face on High Places, + more

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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Bleached is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Albums: Ride Your Heart, No Friend of Mine, Searching Through The Past, Carter

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
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 Wainwright Sisters ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked
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