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The Best Sister Bands & Musical Groups, Ranked

Updated August 20, 2021 4.6k votes 445 voters 34.2k views101 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

    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 worldwide. Over the group's history, it has had three primary lineups, with the constant center of the group...  more

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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 mainstream success during the 1970s and 1980s. Spanning over four decades, their repertoire has included...  more

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    #75 of 500 The Best Female Vocalists Ever#234 of 361 Musicians Who Belong In The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

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    Larkin Poe

    Roots rock, blues rock

    AlbumsThe Rainy Day Sessions - EP

    Larkin Poe is an American roots rock band originally from north Georgia and currently from Nashville, Tennessee fronted by sisters Rebecca Lovell (born January 30, 1991) and Megan Lovell (born May...  more
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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. The band was composed of sisters Dorothy "Dot" Wiggin, Betty Wiggin, Helen Wiggin and, later, Rachel...  more
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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 boogie-woogie eras. The group consisted of three sisters: contralto LaVerne Sophia (July 6, 1911 – May 8, 1967),...  more

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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 consisting of three sisters; Wanda Hutchinson, Shelia Hutchinson and Jeanette Hutchinson. The sisters are...  more

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    #43 of 100 The Greatest Motown Artists Of All Time#18 of 105 The Best Musical Artists From Illinois

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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 recorded several hit singles during the 1980s, including "Walk Like an Egyptian" (Billboard magazine's...  more

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    #69 of 272 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Time#156 of 267 The Greatest American Rock Bands

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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 1971, the group consisted of sisters Debbie, Joni, Kim and Kathy Sledge. The siblings achieved...  more

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    #77 of 252 The Greatest R&B Artists and Bands of All Time#11 of 41 The Best R&B Duos Of All-Time

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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 Gabriela and Monica Irimia (born 31 October 1982), originally from Cluj-Napoca. After appearing as...  more
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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 daughter, Wynonna Judd (born 1964). The duo signed to RCA Records in 1983 and released six studio albums...  more

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    #18 of 34 The Best Female Duos In Music#16 of 109 The Best Musical Artists From Kentucky

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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 Chynna Phillips, the daughters, respectively, of Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys and John and Michelle Phillips...  more
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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 singer Natalie Maines and multi-instrumentalist sisters Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Strayer. The band...  more

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    Aly & AJ

    Adult contemporary music, Adult album alternative

    AlbumsAcoustic Hearts of Winter, Into the Rush, Insomniatic, Into the Rush (Deluxe Edition), Do You Believe in Magic

    78violet, formerly known as Aly & AJ, is an American pop duo that consists of sisters Alyson "Aly" and Amanda Joy "A.J." Michalka. They signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records in 2004....  more

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    #188 of 651 The Best California Rock Bands & Artists#68 of 100 The Best Musical Duos

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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 identical twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso. In 2005, the Veronicas released their debut studio album,...  more

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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 Este, Danielle and Alana Haim, and drummer Dash Hutton. The group's pop sound on their studio work stands...  more

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    #76 of 101 The Best Current Female Singers#72 of 109 The Best Musical Trios Of All-Time

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    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 Songs...  more
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    Say Lou Lou are a twin sister musical duo hailing from both Australia and Sweden. Their father is Australian and their mother is Swedish. They grew up in both Australia and Sweden Considered Dream...  more
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    The Braxtons

    Pop music, Dance-pop

    AlbumsSo Many Ways, The Boss, Only Love

    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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    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 Johanna sings backing vocals and plays keyboards. Their 2008 YouTube video cover of the song "Tiger...  more

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    #541 of 559 The Most Hipster Bands#71 of 72 Musicians You Most Wish Would Put Out A Christmas Album

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    SHeDaisy

    Country pop, Country

    AlbumsSweet Right Here, Knock on the Sky, The Whole SHeBANG, Brand New Year, Fortuneteller's Melody

    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 derived...  more
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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 that had six sisters in all, as well as five brothers. The original quartet consisted of: Dianne (born...  more
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    Walela is a Native American trio of singers. The group was founded in 1996 by sisters Rita Coolidge and Priscilla Coolidge, with Priscilla's daughter Laura Satterfield as the third member....  more
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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 label. Cimorelli is made up of six sisters, Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren, and Dani. Their singing...  more
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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 and Tanya Donelly of Throwing Muses. The band has experienced a number of lineup changes; Kim Deal has been...  more

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    #61 of 115 The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever#773 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    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 achieve...  more
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