10 Best Female Rock Singers of All Time

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The Top Ten

1
Amy Lee
HER VOICE IS SO THRILLING & SHE BRINGS SO MUCH VARIATION IN HER NOTES! SHE ALSO GIVES AWESOME LIVE PERFORMANCES! SHE KNOWS HOW TO KEEP THE AUDIENCE DAZZLED IN THEIR SEATS!
If people didn't only vote for the singer they like the most Amy Lee would definitely be on the top1. Her voice is probably the best you can hear nowadays on the rock industry!
Amy lee is an outstanding vocalist who has an incredible talent. Not only does her voice sound gorgeous, but she has incredible skills with the piano, harp, and guitar. Over all the one thing that stands out the most is her perfect intonation. I've tested many of her songs live and studio and I have never seen any artist hit the notes at exact hertz at decimal point value for about 80%-100% of the entire song. It is like hearing the perfect sound of a tuning fork at every note she hits. That is something no other artist has been able to accomplish so far. Plus her songs are powerful and deep. All in all Amy Lee is without doubt the Queen of Rock!
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Amy is gifted singer. She does not use nudity to promote her songs.
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2Joan Jett
Joan is the best female rock singer and best singer ever. She has the best voice ever. She can sing hard rock songs with this sexy raspy voice. But when it comes to ballads her voice is smooth and beautiful. Her lyrics are easy to relate to. (And she writes a lot of her own songs. ) In her songs she emotionally connects with me and her fans. She inspires me to sing and play guitar. I look up to her. She has more passion than any other singer. She has been playing rock n roll ever since she was 15 and, she is now 54 and, she is still playing. She never took a year off. No matter what music is hot or played on the radio a lot Joan never changes her style of music. She is a true rocker. She plays hard rock and punk rock. Some bands play pop rock songs and they are just boring. They are not aggressive enough for me. They are not true rockers. SO many bands call themselves rock n roll bands but, they don't have the attitude. Joan has lots of attitude. She also started The Runaways the first all girl rock band. She kicked down the doors so other girls can rock. She is the pioneer of women's rock n roll and, The Queen Of Rock N Roll. She lives for rock n roll. On top of all of that she has a very successful career. Top 40 hit singles includes; "I Love Rock 'n' Roll", "Crimson and Clover", "Do You Wanna Touch me", "Everyday People", "Fake Friends", "The French Song", "Light Of Day", "I Hate Myself For Loving You", "Little Liar", "Dirty Deeds", and "Backlash". She has multi gold and platinum albums.
I LOVE ROCK AND ROLL SO PUT A NOTHER DIME IN THE JUKE BOX BABY, I LOVE ROCK AND SO COME AND TAKE YOUR TIME AND DANCE WITH ME.
I LOVE YOU JOAN JETT YOUR AMAZING AND HAVE AN AMAZING VOICE, ROCK ON
CRIMSON AND CLOVER,
WICKED AMAZING AND SHOULD BE THE TOP ON THE LIST.
Joan Jett is probably the best female rocker but she owes it to the true pioneer of female rock and rollers: Suzi Quatro. Suzi was there before Joan, Pat, Ann, Stevie, Deborah Harry, Lita Ford and others, playing her big bass guitar and belting out rock as good as men. Joan sites Suzi as a major influence. Suzi is the queen and pioneer of women in rock and roll.
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3Ann Wilson
In an era when legendary rock bands ruled the tours, Ann Wilson's voice along with her hot multi-talented sister as Heart kicked the door down. It is fair to say that Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, and every other successful female singer owe their opportunity to the powerful voice of Ann Wilson. She belongs at the top of this list.
I think this is one of the few lists that do not have her as top. The number of hits she has had over so many years with HEART speaks for itself. One of the most powerful voices of rock and still going strong today.
Ann Wilson has the best voice ever. No matter whether it's rock, pop, soul, or gospel she is the best female vocalist ever recorded! Aretha Franklin is a close 2nd and Billie Holiday is 3rd.
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The very best rock and roll singer of all time.. Ann Dustin Wilson..
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4Meghan Krauss
Lookout people - this chick is the real deal! All aspiring ladies out there, (and a few guys too), start studying and taking notes. Even so, this kind of voice isn't something that can be taught or learned in some fancy music school; you either have it or you don't, simple. And to be honest, there's not many out there who have what Meghan Krauss has, which just makes her that much more, in a world of mediocrity and force fed radio fodder. See and hear for yourself.
Meghan is so amazing, the lead singer of Maragold, she is the choice of the legendary guitarist Greg Howe for his new vocal band. Her voice is filled with emotion on all points of the spectrum, cannot help but identify with her. And an amazing live performer too. Very down-to-earth and approachable, but still a rock star on the stage.
What a great voice. I really like her voice full of power. And Maragold is an amazing band with a great drummer, great bassist and the legendary greg howe that I like the most. I was blown away by this band. And the vocals were perfect. Meghan Deserves to be on top1. ROCK!
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This voice has more color than any of the
Top ten. One has to be born with this
Multitude of frequencies in vocal cords, I.E.
Mezzo soprano Marilyn Horne. The clarity
And power of Meghan's singing is soulful
And captivating!
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5Hayley Williams
Hayley Williams is by far the best LIVE female vocalist... Unmatched stage presence and sheer vocal stamina live. Paramore's popularity is a reflection of William's live talent - a definite female all-timer!
She's the best in my opinion, she's a brilliant song writer as well she should be in the top 5 at least. She's beautiful and amazing, she also saved my life with her music, along with others but yeah, she's amazing.
Come on.. She's way too good not be top 5. Not just an extremely talented vocalist, but an amazing performer
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WHAT?! Hayley is on no. 5?! I DON'T BELIEVE IT SHE DESERVES 1 or 2! Although in this same website Paramore is the top 1 in female fronted bands, ITS STILL NOT OKAY THAT HAYLEY IS ON THE 5! SHE HAS THE MOST POWERFUL VOICE EVER! HER VIBRATOS ARE KILLING ME! AND MOST OF ALL, SHE IS THE KINDEST FEMALE VOCALIST EVER!
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6Janis Joplin
Clearly the queen of live performing and amazing in all aspects. She could sing her tail off and will only be idolized.
NUMBER ONE NO DOUBT
At the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Rock and Roll" as well as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul, "
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7Pat Benatar
The way I see it... And hear it... Pat Benatar is the very main reason that many, many, many female rock singers who have either been able to live their dream of singing with a band in front of an audience, or have their biggest dream of being signed to a recording contract come true, all because of the foundation she has laid down for all of us. She is a wonderful example of what TRUE TALENT really is! THANK YOU PAT!
One of the greatest rock singers in music history... Male or female!
Pat is THE Rock Goddess, no question!
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I just saw her at the Bohemian nights festival in Fort Collins. She blew me away again, she is the best Female Rock singer of all time bar none. I had tears in my eyes for most of the hour and a half show, Really. Words are hard to come by to describe how good she and ( my new favorite guitar player ) Neil Giraldo are together.
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8Stevie Nicks
From her passionate, emotive live renditions of "Rhiannon" to the sensual vocals on "Dreams", Stevie Nicks' contralto grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go.
The most recognizable female voice in rock. Always sounds awesome. How can there be any question? Her distinctive sound put Fleetwood Mac on the map!
Her stage presence used to be electric, especially through "Rhiannon" live. More than that her subtle lyrics in "after the glitter fades" shows us more than her witchy powerful ways.
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Though I don't consider Stevie a "hardcore rock" singer, she is blessed with great song writing capabilities that touch the human soul along with a voice to sing notes that hit home.
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9Lzzy Hale
Lzzy hale has the coolest voice ever. And her honest smile really capture the picture. Halestorm songs are the best n I hope that others who haven't listen their songs will listens n I'm most definitely sure that they'll like it, lzzy has got a natural born talent when it comes to her voice n not only that but also she wright her own songs n its amazing. She even wrote a song for her brother to go to sleep when she was only five.
Lzzy is AMAZING, and she is my idol. She has a great range, and even though she isn't that famous yet, people need to give her and halestorm a chance. She is a wonderful person, and she is real and doesn't use harmonizers and computers like so many musicians today even rock. If you don't know who lzzy Hale is or who Halestorm is, go on youtube right now, and see for yourself hwo this list should be.
Her voice is so complex; she's so talented. She's one of the few artists today who has a beautiful 80s rocker type of voice and though Halestorm's songs show hints of 80s rock they also have several songs that are heartbreaking and haunting like Evanescence. But they are still completely their own sound. When she screams/sings she reminds me of a female Brian Johnson and I feel like she's one of few woman in rock who can embody that emotion and grit. Like everyone else has said, her range is huge and she can hold out high notes in her chest voice with that rasp and gut. I love Lzzy because she's the mixture of screw you and vulnerability.
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Strongest voice I've ever heard! Love Lzzy! ♡♥
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10Tarja Turunen
Nightwish and Tarja were great! Example: - End of an Era -
Solo I find Tarja better. Example: - Act1 -
I prefer DVD's before the CD's because you hear Tarja Live and must see.
I was never a fan, but when I saw Tarja the first time I was blown away.
Her way of adapting a classical vocal technique to heavy rock / metal music, on different song structures and sounds is such an interesting process that we can listen to, developping over the years and several albuns (since 1996)... For exemple on the song: "The Siren" Live, we can listen to Tarja Turunen using those several different ways of singing, sometimes more classical and strong vocals, other times soft storytelling vocals, and even some chest voiced vocalises in order to fit the song's other intruments musical structure and sound... Tarja's voice can range from sweet and emotional (like on "Kuolema tekee taiteilijan" or "Creek Mary's Blood") to cold and even weird sounds, specially on more agressive songs like "Slaying the dreamer", But always bringing so much life to her interpretations... Her name is already part of Heavy Metal History! Thank you TARJA! M/
Shes a metal Goddess! No doubt about this!
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The Contenders

11Taylor Momsen
She has an old school rock star quality and voice that is hard to find, although she is so young
Her voice is so crisp and fresh. Taylor is really the only person I can relate to sometimes, she speaks to me like no other singer. And on the plus she is absolutely beautiful! I love what she wear and I love the fact she doesn't care! I wouldn't compare her to anyone. Miss Momsen is my idol!
Taylor is such an amazing rock singer! She is amazing live! Always puts on a great show!
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12Pink
I love the rawness in her songs.. She has a voice that is indefinable.. And awesome! And is so flexible and strong too!
One of the Best Voices ever! A very Strong Woman with an even stronger Voice!
Rough power - outstanding in pop mainstream - soul & brain instead just look - a range to beg for.
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She's the one and only
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13Alanis Morrisette
She is amazing man? Just listen to her songs you'll understand!
She is so strong vocalist. Her screaming awesome, yeah

14Doro Pesch
The best female singer of all time, her voice is awesome and powerful, she really kicks ass!
Germany's queen of metal for over 25 years. Still going strong and kicking butt.
Awesome power in her voice, listen to Touch Of Evil if you need convincing! Plus she's gorgeous as well!

15Lita Ford
Member of the Runaways along with Joan Jett. Had a very successful career after the Runaways.

16Avril Lavigne
I know she is pop punk now but her first two albums were rock based and they were amazing with lyrics and sound. She also has a beautiful choice live. Great range.
She is just a beautiful woman who has a complete rock tallent. Hear to her succesfull pop rock single "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi","I'm With You" and a harder rock single "Losing Grip" from her first "Let Go". Then, hear to her alternative rock single "Don't Tell Me" and "My Happy Ending" from her "Under My Skin". Then, you can hear her pop rock ballad single from "The Best Damn Thing" and "Goodbye Lullaby", such as "When You're Gone","Keep Holding On","Wish You Were Here" etc. Also her harder rock single from "Goodbye Lullaby" with "What The Hell" and "Smile". And finally in hear newest self titled album, we can hear her "Let Go" style In "Here's To Never Growing Up". Then, her nu metal song, "Bad Girl". Also her cover songs "Bad Reputation" by Joan Jett and "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback. Thank you
She's awesome! I love her rock style!
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17Tina Turner
Can't believe Tina is only 22, she definitely should be top 5, Such a long career and such a power. She belongs when music wasn't so much about the look and much more about feelings and emotions
Simply the most entertaining and best energy ever. SHE FILLED STADIUMS ALL AROUND THE WORLD.
Simply the best! She demonstrates raw energy and life into whatever vocals she was taking on. Definitely number 1.
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18YVE (Yvonne Muentener)
Great voice from Switzerland. Very powerful, unique voice with an amazing range.
Amazing singer and songwriter, very authentic, so beautiful and charming. I love her style. The voice is the best I ever heard from a woman.
Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful smile, beautiful country where she's from. Stunning songs, funny and crazy lyrics. I love SUGAMICE!
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This rock star can blow your mind.
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19Lacey Sturm
I was hooked when I heard "all around me" her vocals are quite different from anything I've heard; very rustic and addictive.
Her acoustic songs are really free and really don't sound like any other female singer. She has tone in her voice that makes you listen. Flyleaf will always rock with or without Lacey!
Her voice has so much power and such impact. Not only that but she puts so much feeling into it when she sings, its almost like the music takes control of her.
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20Nancy Wilson
Nancy Wilson is one of the best female guitarists out there and was long overdue in getting inducted in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

21PJ Harvey
Just listen to her first to ¨Rid of me¨.

22Siouxsie Sioux
Simply the best in rock, unmatched blend of originality, craziness and ability to mesmerize...

My top female singers : Lisa Gerrard, Siouxsie Sioux, Elisabeth Fraser, Catherine Ringer, Montserrat Figueras, Édith Piaf, Grace Slick,...

23Cristina Scabbia
<3 Cristina's voice is so unique and she's an amazing performer on stage with so much adrenaline, power and energy... And next to that definitely no diva but so kind to her fans and downearth... She's always there for her fans who she really loves...
Cristina is amazing! The best!
I LOVE HER VOICE!

24Deborah Harry
She was certainly better than Joan Jett whos only big hit "I love Rock n Roll" was just one of those songs you were supposed to like, you listen to it for years and it kind of grinds in your head until one day it just comes to you that it really is a horrible cheesy song. Listen to Blondie's "Eat to the Beat" album. You will realize that Deborah should be in the top ten.
Debbie Harry, the front woman of Blondie, paved the path that Madonna walked. Should be #1
Growing up in the Bahamas before the internet
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25Annie Lennox
How could she not already be on the list?
Deep powerful voice, backed up by emotional, gripping performances. She must be in the top 5.
No way should she be out of the top ten. She had more talent than most singers could ever hope for and her range was unlimited.
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26Bjork
Heavenly, otherworldly, unique, and addictive. Her voice is like no other. She should be number two.

27Fiona Apple
Blues/rock/soul - amazing synthesis of multiple forms, and what a voice...

28Grace Potter
USA Today calls her the best female rock vocalist in the country. Google "Grace Potter reviews" and see for yourself.
She and her band put on one of the best all round show in ages
She's considered the best rock female vocalist on today.
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29Jen Ledger
Jen could start her own band!

30Alison Mosshart
Completely underrated. She's definitely THE best singer of this generation, she's already a legend.

31Chrissie Hynde
The quintessential female rocker with a fabulous rock and roll voice. Hands down the best female rock and roller, with Grace Slick running a close second. (NOTE: Quite a few women on this list are NOT rock and roll singers. Pop, the Blues, Country are NOT rock 'n' roll! )

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Her voice is really good and she can sing in different ways. The pretenders are one of the best rock bands and she along with her band is legendary.
I like Amy Lee the best but the fact that Chrissie Hynde is so low makes me ill. She is far and away better than most of these people. She should be top three.

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32Linda Ronstadt
29th?! Seriously?! This lady is THE best and it's not even up for debate! All you young uns out there need to run, don't walk, to the record store (your folks can explain what those are) and get a copy of her greatest. Linda has a body of work that would make Lady Gaga assume the fetal position! There will never be another Linda Ronstadt! Period.
There is only one remarkable vocalist on this list. Linda Ronstadt. Her range, her power, her heartbreaking and breathtaking voice makes everyone else sound like they are under water. To have heard her sing live was to be transported by the most glorious instrument of the rock and roll era.
My all time favorite. They'll never be another. Blue Bayou, Mad Love, Desperado, dozens more!
Linda told the world last week that she has Parkinson's Disease, and will never be able to sing again. My heart is broken.
Get yourself a come of "Hasten Down the Wind"...
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33Florence Welch
She's a real singer! Her voice is powerful and deep, and she has no need of auto tune, like other musicians. She's a jewel inside the industry of music!
She's amazing! How could anyone not love her?! I don't consider her a "rock star" though. More of an Alternative kind of gal! But Janis, Alanis, Stevie, and Joan are some favorites of mine!
I cannot believe that Florence is on the 35th spot. She is amazing! Not as great as Amy Lee, but still amazing!
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34Courtney Love
Why isn't here she was the lead singer of award winning rock band, Hole
In terms of raw emotion, no one even comes close.
Geez, people are idiots. Nancy Wilson is higher than Courtney Love? Nancy Wilson doesn't even sing!

35Christine McVie
Along with Stevie Nicks, these two women are what made fleetwood Mac one of the greatest rock bands in history. Their album rumours is still one of the highest selling albums.

36Selena Gomez
Come on she's not even a singer
Don't even a singer ha ha ha ha ha hah
She is my best singer and she is the best
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37Liv Kristine

38Wendy O. Williams
Wendy has a very unique voice and The Plasmatics just blow me away

39Lana del Rey
She has the most unique, perfect voice. Hard to find such voice and music anywhere in the industry now a days.
Stop way to good
She is the best.

40Angela Gossow

41Jehnny Beth

42Joni Mitchell
Joni may not be the greatest rocker and roller but she has written some fantastic songs and has a unique and very pure voice, and she has had a huge influence one other musicians. I love Joni!

43Patti Smith
She is an amazingly good poet and a beautiful person with a unique voice.

44Madonna

45Aja Volkman
Lead singer of nico vega, one of the few female singer who can rock hard and create that scratchy rock sound

46Tori Amos
She has the most talent I think as a Rock Goddess. I admit, I love Amy Lee, but I think she might be giving up on her career. Tori has always stood by her fans and produced such amazing music over and over throughout the years. If she ever gets into a creative slump, she simply evolves herself to fit her life without sacrificing her music. I think Amy could probably learn a thing or two from Tori.

47Róisín Murphy

48Cat Power
She's today true sound of the south. She's the real thing, she's soul, deep soul, and wow she is sexy.

49Shirley Manson
One of the sexiest, most badass chicks in music. Red hair, smeared makeup, short skirts, hell of a voice, and lyrics that could be either sad or frightening. What a woman... My favorite redhead ever.
Even Garbage is not of my favorite, her voice is too melodic
One of the best rock singers of the 90's.
Amazing performances, voice and looks.
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50Sharon den Adel
I have a lot of respect for all these ladies, but think that Sharon has something special. Her voice moves me like no other, and she can sing almost any style. It also might help that she's a Goddess and seems so down to earth and sweet it's ridiculous! Hang on, I think I might be a little in love with this woman! Anyway it's a hard call to make, and is very subjective, but I can't go past Sharon - she's PERFECT!
She is the BEST singer ever! She is simply AWESOME! YOU'VE JUST GOT TO HEAR "WITHIN TEMPTATION"!
I love within temptation! She has amazing songs an amazing voice and lyrics that are truly unique!
This lady Rocks!
She's one of my favorite singers and one of the only female rock singers that I listen too!
Very phenomenal!
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51Sonja Kristina

52Suzi Quatro
Suzi showed the rest what could be. She was the first. She broke down barriers so other woman could see what was possible. That rasp is what makes for a great rock singer. There is also a big range at work here, maybe not as noticeable as others but it is extraordinary. She should be in the top 10 no doubt. A true legend!
Wow how can she be so far down! One of the best and most versatile female voices
Greatest female vocalist, with Chrissie Hynde and Debbie Harry
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53Patty Smyth
This gal was the bomb in the 80s. Still puts on a great live show.
Hell ya! She belongs in too 10 more so than Joan Jett and Benatar for sure, nothing against them
The Queen of New Wave Rock

54Simone Simons
I've heard so many amazing vocalists but Simone is just out of this world. So underrated too
Well she's technically metal but so are some others on here... Either way she has one of the most beautiful voices I've ever heard and is one if the most talented vocalists ever
Is better than everyone
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55Bonnie Tyler
No one can top the power vocals of one of the greatest female rocker behind joan jet
Forever best female rock singer
The best rock singer a

56Maria Brink
Maria Brink is the best. Hands down. She can sing, scream, snarl... She does it all and does it well! All while being beautiful.
Maria deserves more than Madonna?! Are you blind and definitely?

57Kate Bush
The one and only Kate Bush. Unique is often a term that is abused when comparing the best from the rest. There was no one else like Kate when she surprised the world with her talent. Incorporating music with movement is why she is a true original. Setting a new standard in arena shows allowed many others to follow. A fantastic talent!

58Floor Jansen
Ha ha hah so good

59Phoebe Killdeer

60Alexia Rodriguez

61Karen Carpenter
Sad how we forget so soon-- listen to the voice! Karen's range, purity, and emotion makes her a top vocalist of any age.
Unbelievably low, but who remembers her, even though she was the best ever.
The most beautiful voice of all time
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62Beth Hart
Beth Heart is maturing into the most powerful & underrated Rock/Blues singer of our time. Her voice is reminisant of Etta James at her very best, but with a depth, power & raw emotion in her lower register that comes from deep within a primal soul.
When Beth Hart finally breaks out, no one will be able to touch her.
There is no voice like hers. Awesome and truly magnificent.
Beth is in the same league as Billie, Sarah, Ella, Nina, and Etta.

63Gwen Stefani
She is the one that opens doors for other female musicians. She is a able to be rock, pop, ska, reggae, dance, whatever. She is one heck of a live performer too. No other female artist has such versatility.
No Doubt is the bomb and Gwen is a very underrated singer. Also Lana and Selena shouldn't be so far ahead, they're not great singers and aren't in the rock genre.
Gwen and Maria Brink deserve a higher rank and some of these artists aren't rock and should be off of this list
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64Liz Phair

65Alannah Myles
She's my cousin and I think she is great even if she wasn't
Can sing anything well
Makes me still crazy

66Cherie Currie
Cherie Currie is one of the best rock stars ever. She fronted The first all girl rock band. She sang hits like "Cherry Bomb", "Neon Angels", and "Heartbeat". After The Runaways she started a band with her identical twin sister Marie Currie. Their band was called Cherie and Marie Currie. They were great together. She has a sexy voice when it comes to the hard rocking stuff and a smooth and beautiful voice in the ballads. She emotionally connects with us in her songs. Her on stage movement is amazing.

67Susanna Hoffs

68Johnette Napolitano
Just listen to a Concrete Blonde song. Any song at all. If you have an open mind, she goes up into the top 3.
Incredible voice that ranges from velvet to nails. Exceptional songwriting. Grossly underrated.
Listen to 'Heal it Up'. Now listen to 'Heal it Up' live. Her voice is #1 in my books.
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69Lee Aaron
The original "Metal Queen. " Sadly, she is now is a jazz singer. But still hot with a great voice,

70Shakira
Those hips don't lie. Her voice is so unique and strong. She is an amazing all around performer.
Shakiras voice gives me piece

71Sinead O'Connor
Sinead has a quality to her voice that is fragile and that's what makes it so compelling. You never quite know what to expect when she sings and that's the danger we all love. Brittle enough to bring you to tears yet strong lyrically to demand. Controversial though she may be is what sets her apart.

72Dani Klein

73Melissa Etheridge
She simply rocks! Every single time she succeeds in bringing together raw power of her music with deepness of emotion and tenderness of her brilliant lyrics.

74Mariska Veres

75Candace Kucsulain

76Dana Fuchs
Think Janis Joplin, but even better. Powerful rock voice, deserves to be near the top of the list.

77Joan Armatrading

78Brody Dalle
She could kick that teeny bopper, Hayley's ass any day. "AL THE BUTTERFLIES I'm INTO YOU" Is more like annoying bubblegum pop, not punk. -_-
What she should be in the top 10 at least and honestly I think I prefer her vocals over Lzzy's
She's actually rock unlike some people on this list
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79Jenna Mcdougall
Her vocal range is amazing and Tonight Alive's music is so so good.

80Bonnie Raitt

81Magali Luyten
Magali is awesome singer woman! She sang for Ayreon, Beautiful Sin and of course Virus IV

82Ruby Starr

83Laurie Anderson

84Rhokz Bitadora

85Betty Davis
Ex-wife of jazz pioneer/trumpeter Miles, she is credited w/ turning Miles on to Hendrix! She was described by some as the "black Janis Joplin" because of her rawness, her first album featured performances by bassist Larry Graham plus members of Graham Central Station & Sly's Family Stone, Buddy Miles, Neal Schon of Journey, disco dude Sylvester and also the Pointer Sisters! The 2nd album even had Miles! Legendary funk-rock sista from the 70's, NOT the actress!

86Emily Armstrong
If you haven't heard her sing, look up her song "Weatherman"

87Anna Tsuchiya

88Brittany Howard
Lead singer for the Alabama Shakes. She sings like other people wish they could.

89Renee Phoenix
HOW IS SHE NUMBER 88! How is Madonna a better rock singer than Renee
1. Madonna IS A POP SINGER
2. Renee Pheonix and god given talent and puts so much emotion into her songs

90Ani DiFranco
Love her voice, love her lyrics, love her guitar playing, love that she started righteous babe records so that she would always have control over her music's sound and her own image.
A beautiful story teller with an engaging truth and rawness. Her music demands being listened to.

91Beverly McClellan

92Anette Olzon

93Otep Shamaya

94Rindy Ross
Lead singer of Quarterflash, her high notes are through the roof! Not to mention she is a mean sax player.

95Beth Gibbons

96Annie Haslam
Saw her several times live (Renaissance). One of the best voices, she could blow the roof off.

97Neko Case

98Mary Margaret O'Hara

99Sarah McLachlan

100Eddi Reader
I never get tired of listening to Eddi. She goes straight to the gut.

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