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Bands/Musicians The Best Girl Groups  

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Since pop music emerged in the 1950s, girl groups have played an integral role in the expansion of the genre. Some of the biggest names and brightest stars in pop music are female-fronted groups who sing catchy tunes. This list of girl groups seeks to uncover which of these famous music groups can be rightfully considered among the best female pop artists of all time. As music as changed and evolved over the years, trends have come and gone, except for the tried and true formula of the success that girl bands brings to both radio, concerts and overall impact on pop culture. 

So, who are the best girl groups? An essential place to start is with The Ronettes. Part of the Phil Spector factory of pop hits, The Ronettes, led by Ronnie Spector, are known to many not only one of the best female bands, but are pioneers in all of pop music. Hits like "Be My Baby" and "Baby, I Love You" are still popular oldies and live on in the many years since they were respectively released. The Supremes are also considered one of the best girl groups. Led by Diana Ross, The Supremes helped usher in the era of Motown soul, and their songs helped Berry Gordy build a musical empire. But, are The Supremes the best girl group of all time? More recently, fans of TLC and the Spice Girls may argue that they deserve to top the list of girl groups.

It's up to you to determine which of these girl groups are considered the greatest of all time. There are plenty of great choices to choose from, but if you happen to notice someone is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list seeks to answers the questions of "who are the best girl group bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest girl group musician ever?"Vote for the ladies you think should be at the top of the list and make your vote count. 

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Spice Girls is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Rock music, Dance-pop

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73 78
Little Mix is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Transcend added Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop music

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57 60
TLC is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Hip hop music, Girl group, Alternative hip hop

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56 62
Destiny's Child is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Urban contemporary, Girl group, Hip hop music

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56 70
Fifth Harmony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Transcend added Pop music, Dance music

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40 51
Girls' Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Girl Groups
cozenyxl15 added Pop punk, Bubblegum pop, Ballad

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39 50
The Supremes is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Doo-wop, Psychedelic soul

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37 52
The Pussycat Dolls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Hip hop music, Girl group, Pop music

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23 36
The Go-Go's is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Girl Groups
DanielleNordskog added Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

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35 56
Girls Aloud is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Synthpop, Pop music

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24 39
En Vogue is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Danny Marks added Girl group, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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24 39
The Bangles is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Moai added Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

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28 46
The Saturdays is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Synthpop, Pop music

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21 35
Atomic Kitten is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Pop music, Dance-pop

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26 43
Sugababes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Urban contemporary, Synthpop

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14 26
All Saints is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Girl Groups
john-smith added Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Girl group

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14 28
f(x) is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Aaron Rea added Synthpop, Pop music, Rock music

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20 41
The Ronettes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Pop music, Rock music

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21 44
2NE1 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Girl Groups
jvdvgrunn added Urban contemporary, Hip hop music, Synthpop

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18 41
The Shirelles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Doo-wop, Pop music

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13 33
The Shangri-Las is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Pop music

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12 32
Martha and the Vandellas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Doo-wop, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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12 33
The Dixie Cups is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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15 39
Patti LaBelle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Doo-wop, Girl group, Ballad

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9 28
Sistar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Girl Groups
cozenyxl15 added Hip hop music, Pop music, Hip Hop

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9 28
The Andrews Sisters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Swing music, Boogie-woogie

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8 27
The Chiffons is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group

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10 31
Girl's Day is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Girl Groups
cozenyxl15 added Pop music, Dance music, K-pop

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10 32
Wonder Girls is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Girl Groups
jvdvgrunn added Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music

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12 36
The Crystals is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Pop music, Rhythm and blues

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5 22
The Chordettes is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Barbershop music, Pop music, Traditional pop music

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4 20
The Blossoms is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll

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8 32
Kara is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Bubblegum pop, Synthpop, Pop music

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5 24
The Velvelettes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Pop music, Rhythm and blues, Soul music

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8 34
The Chantels is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Girl Groups

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8 35
Boy Krazy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Pop music, Dance-pop

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6 33
First Choice is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Philadelphia soul, Disco

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5 30
Orange Caramel is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Girl Groups
cozenyxl15 added Pop music, J-pop, Dance music

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3 22
The Lennon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Traditional pop music

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3 22
The McGuire Sisters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Pop music, Traditional pop music

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3 22
The Fontane Sisters is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Girl Groups

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5 32
The Three Degrees is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Philadelphia soul, Disco, Rhythm and blues

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2 20
The Hamilton Sisters is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Girl Groups

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2 20
The Teen Queens is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Girl Groups

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3 26
Momoiro Clover Z is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Bubblegum pop, Pop music, Teen pop

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3 27
CoCo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, New Wave, Pop music

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2 22
The Bobbettes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Rhythm and blues

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1 19
The DeCastro Sisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Girl Groups

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1 20
The Boswell Sisters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Vocal jazz

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1 20
Ria Brieffies is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Girl Groups
Girl group, Jazz