Best British Female Singers

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61 Kathy Kirby

As an American who has only recently discovered her work via the internet, I have to say she is the most underrated female voice of all times. I am so overwhelmed with her vocals that I feel she merits not just this British Top Ten but any Top Ten list.

Secret love one of the best vocals ever

She was a fabulous singer and gets my vote every time!

62 Ella Eyre

She has such an amazing powerful deep voice.

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64 Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John Olivia Newton-John is an Australian singer, songwriter and actress. She is a four-time Grammy award winner who has amassed five number-one and ten other Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 singles, and two number-one Billboard 200 solo albums.

Agreed-Olivia is legendary at this point - #1 on the Dance Charts recently- in the top ten singles of all time with the #1 hit of the 1980's Physical- in the top 20 best selling artist of all time according to Billboard- she is the only female act from her era to be represented-and the only act outside of the Beatles to claim both all time top ten and top twenty artist position- this lady is a quiet giant-who really isn't mindful of recognition- but popularity and endearment of her fans might dictate much deserved acknowledgement

Why is she not here? She's one of the most successful female singers of all-time, and NO ONE has her amazing vocal clarity. Definitely one of the greatest.

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65 Helen Shapiro Helen Shapiro Helen Kate Shapiro is an English pop singer, jazz singer and actress. She is best known for her 1960s UK chart toppers, "You Don't Know" and "Walkin' Back to Happiness".

A big voice when no more than a North London teenager...now more than FIFTY years ago!

66 Linda Thompson
67 Chloe Howl

LOVE CHLOE HOWL. Shes not even had a hit yet but all her tracks are amazing

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68 Barbara Dickson

Very underrated. Very warm voice.

69 Jill Saward

Great singer, talented, lively performer, in my opinion up there with the likes of Madonna and Kylie. Jill is largely ignored on these sort of polls, but then Shakatak always were a hugely underrated band.

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70 Dina Carroll

In terms of vocal range and brilliance of tone, Dina Carroll has got to be the best singer coming out of Britain. Full stop. Best news is that she has just released a new track called "We Bring On The Party", a dancey, nuveau-retro disco track on radio that is a welcomed returned to top form. She is highly underrated and in my book is the VOICE. A true class act from start to finish.

71 Sinitta

80s megastar with hits including Aquarius, You Can Do Magic and You've got a friend ft Big Fun.

72 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger

Umm, how was this not on here. Jen Ledger is the amazingly talented drummer/vocalist of Skillet and she has the most angelic voice I have ever heard. She is absolutely amazing. Listen I am not the type of person that likes to listen to female singers but honestly I could listen to her singing all day. If you don't know her voice, she co-vocals very well in the following songs, Hero, Not Gonna Die, Fire And Fury. There is much more but guys and girls, she really needs to be higher. No shes not in pop or any thing like that, but she has the best voice I have ever heard.

73 Sarah Newbold

The new kid on the block

74 Maggie Bell

One of the greatest female singers Britain has ever produced: comparable to Janis Joplin, Bell's voice is rich, gutsy, powerful yet sensitive at the same time. Some of the names higher on this list are just ridiculous! The list is about SINGERS ie women who can SING ie with power as well as with restraint, conveying the whole range of human emotion. The top 10 should be: 1. Shirley Bassey; 2. Dusty Springfield; 3. Elkie Brooks; 4. Maggie Bell; 5. Lulu; 6 Alison Moyet; 7. Kate Bush; 8. Annie Lennox; 9. Amy Winehouse; 10. Duffy.

75 Sonja Kristina
76 Sandie Shaw

Most iconic British girl singer-beautiful poignant voice
Everything about her was absolutely right for the 1960s
More so than any other girl singer of the time-and much
More hip and cool than Dusty Cilla Lulu Marianne etc.

77 Ottilie Patterson
78 Linda Lewis

Hands down in the top 10

79 Nicola Roberts
80 Mica Paris

UK's first Lady of Soul. Nobody can belt it out raw and loud like her, I mean nobody. She worked with Prince (TAFKAP/ Symbol) and many other luminaries crossing pop, soul, jazz, funk, hip-hop and house on various projects as well as continually serving her own growing path as a solo artist. She is also loved on T.V. and worked together with other mothers for Trident: Mothers against knife crime in Britain.

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