Best Female Rock Singers of All Time

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81Laura BraniganLaura Ann Branigan was an American singer, songwriter, and actress known for her powerful, husky alto singing voice which spanned four octaves.V2 Comments
82Nina HagenCatharina Hagen, better known by her stage name Nina Hagen, is a German singer-songwriter and actress born on March 11, 1955 in former East Berlin. In the late 70s she was known as the lead singer of the Nina Hagen Band, with whom she released two studio albums before pursuing a successful solo career more.

With her incredible wide vocal range, she qualifies not only for rock, but also for almost any genre, from punk to opera; a seldom found ability for any vocalist, male or female.

83Kim Deal
84Charlotte Wessels

The best out there right now - I have seen them twice in the US, and talked to her. She is very easy to approach and you can see she loves Delain's fans!

Just saw her in concert. Great stage presence, super voice and beautiful. Was able to meet her after the show. Very sweet.

Great voice, incredible lyricist and stage presence Charlotte is a star.

Charlotte has a fantastic voice, both recorded and live.

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85Natasha Khan
86Karen CarpenterKaren Anne Carpenter was an American singer and drummer. She and her brother, Richard Carpenter, formed the 1970s duo Carpenters.

Sad how we forget so soon-- listen to the voice! Karen's range, purity, and emotion makes her a top vocalist of any age.

For those who never saw and heard her in person, I can only feel sorry for them. She is hands down the best ever!

Unbelievably low, but who remembers her, even though she was the best ever.

The most beautiful voice of all time

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87Johnette 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.

Amazing voice. She is so Cool.

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88Lee AaronLee Aaron is a Canadian rock and jazz singer. She had several hits in the 1980s and early 1990s such as "Metal Queen", "Whatcha Do to My Body" and "Sex with Love".

The original "Metal Queen. " Sadly, she is now is a jazz singer. But still hot with a great voice,

What the hell is the Metal Queen doing this low. Wake up USA!

Awesome voice. Sadly few in the US ever got to hear her.

89Brody 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

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90Bonnie Raitt

Another poster I completely agree with, although I think allowing 20 on the list is pretty generous of you. Although I have to place Linda and Ann tied at first, you can bet the killer Bonnie Raitt is top ten. I salute you.

Come on, there are only about 20 who should even be allowed on this list and Bonnie is one of them, not to mention staying power and that she writes huge hits and plays killer slide guitar

Beautiful voice but not a rock singer.

91Mariska Veres

Great range wonderful voice and gypsy mystic

And Venus was her name... She was wonderful!

92Jenna Mcdougall

Her vocal range is amazing and Tonight Alive's music is so so good.

Fab girl. Amazing voice. Why isn't she in the at least top 20?

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93Melanie MartinezMelanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Melanie Martinez auditioned for the American television vocal talent show The Voice and became a member of Team Adam.

Melanie is my favourite singer ever

She is not a rock singer even though she looks like one!

A great singer with a bizzare theme to her lyrics and music videos.

94Annie Haslam

Annie will always be my number one, especially since she did something rare just by being female in the Prog Rock industry, Prog being a very male dominated genre. She's got such an incredible voice and an awesome personality, too! I've seen her live a few times both with Renaissance and at her annual christmas show. She's still got it, even today!

Folk singer and a very good one. Not really a Rock singer. May as well put Sandy Denny on this list. She did at least sing with Led Zeppelin - Battle of Evermore.

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

Ocean Gypsy.. Annie should be number 1 anyways

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95Joan Armatrading
96Anneke van Giersbergen

Wow didn't expect to see Anneke so low in the list! For the people who don't know her, she is one of the founding members of what we call today ''Symphonic metal'' along with Kari Ruesl├ątten (Storm, The third and the Mortal, solo) and Liv Kristine (Theatre of Tragedy, Leaves Eyes, Atrocity, solo). She has an angelic voice, I mean really; her high notes can send you to heaven! She seems like the sweetest person and she is so friendly and always smiling to her fans etc when she's on stage. I've watched some of the old ''The Gathering'' lives and people were going nuts, headbanging like crazy and her ambient way of singing sends you chills and strong vibrations all over your body. Currently she has a solo band and she's also in ''The Gentle Storm'' with Arjen Anthony Lucassen of Ayreon. Always remember folks, just because some artists have retired or are not so active anymore, does not mean they must be forgotten.

I was so much surprised to see Anneke so low in the list when to me, a most strict and exigent fan of female performance, ranges, quality, emotion, etc consider Annie to be simply the very best of what I know and have heard until now. Of course I have listened and know a great bunch of the so-titled top listed and simply allow me to agree on disagreeing. Anneke, not only ultra talented as musician, song writer, extremely charismatic, quite beautiful, but the voice...simply the voice and the vocal performance she achieves every time, every note...if you listen to this, you will feel like most everyone else is simply lacking something.

I can't express with a words how wonderful he voice is. Anneke is really inspiring musician, she was also a heart and soul of the band (The Gathering) which presented, in my opinion, the most spiritual and haunting music pieces of modern popular music. Just check "Souvenirs" album, you will not regret.

One of the few singers on this list I admire

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97CherCher is an American singer and actress. Described as embodying female autonomy in a male-dominated industry, she is known for her distinctive contralto singing voice and for having worked in numerous areas of entertainment, as well as adopting a variety of styles and appearances during her five-decade-long more.

You only put her here because of Gene Simmons!

Not a rock singer whatsoever. Sorry guys.

98Sonja Kristina

Great Voice and range

99Candace Kucsulain
100Dana Fuchs

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

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