Best Female Rock Singers of All Time

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101Ruby Starr

I have to admit I was completey unaware of Ruby Starr until about a year or two ago when I accidentally found a live performance video of her while searching for covers of Maybe I'm Amazed on YouTube. WOW! Utterly great!

102Emily Armstrong

At least somebody on this list has proffered a suggestion as to what to listen to! Well done!

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

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103Juliet Simms
104Tony KakkoToni Kristian "Tony" Kakko is a Finnish musician, composer and vocalist. He is mainly known as the vocalist, primary songwriter, and creative force in the band Sonata Arctica since 1996.

Isn't that a bloke or do you know something we don't?

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105Elina Siirala

Elina is the lead singer for Enkilination (Finnish for angel). She founded the band in 2011 in the UK. She is classically trained former opera soprano from Finland.

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106Magali Luyten

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

107Neko Case
108Laurie Anderson
109Sarah McLachlan

Just love that erotic redhead with a sensual voice.

110Rhokz Bitadora
111Betty 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!

112Kat Bjelland

Screaming but controlled and a true musician. Along with Layne Staley made the 90s so specilal

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114Brittany Howard

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

115Renee 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

116Ani 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.

Its "self-evident" that in order to "evolve", well, "second intermission" "educated guess" "Origami" "Swim" "OVERLAP" "32 FLAVORS"

A beautiful story teller with an engaging truth and rawness. Her music demands being listened to.

117Terri Nunn

Lead singer of Berlin - great voice. Just listen to Pink and Velvet with the Pink Floyd solo guitar too.

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118Beverly McClellan
119Dawn Michele

Fireflight is the best band ever and Dawn's vocals add so much!

120Johanna "Jonsu" Salomaa

Indica lead singer. Unknown compared to others on this list... but far better than most!

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