Best Female Rock Singers of All Time

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21 Alanis Morrisette Alanis Morrisette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.

The rage and anger to the softer lyrics she can sing are truly unique. I can't think of another singer were her range and versatility. Should be in the top 15 at least.

Great style and very moving, she can certainly tell a story

Definitely the queen of alternative rock

HATE THE SOUND OF HER VOICE - BUT WRITES GREAT SONGS

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22 Maria Brink Maria 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.

I looove Maria Brink! Her voice does things most girls can only dream of doing. She's got a snarl that sends chills down my spine. Not to mention she owns her looks and body in every way. She definitely deserves to be further up there in this list.

How is she not higher than Avril Lavigne? Maria can SCREAM. She is infinitely talented and should be up there with Lzzy Hale. - maarilynmaanson

It's insulting that she's this low on this list...

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23 Nancy Wilson Nancy 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.

Nancy is one hot lady that we have always looked up to... Very very talented and rocks out, love to watch her perform. She should be right at the top with her sister Ann! Legendary ROCK N ROLL.. The BEST

Nancy has what it takes for several decades now, great personality, soft but yet one of the most beautiful voices... Just love to hear her singing! And always a real gutsy unmatched ability to perform with awesome get down attitude!

Awesome singer and musician! Favorite's Dreams and will you be there in the morning, love those songs!

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24 Christine 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.

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25 Meghan 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!

That's one Rock voice she has and will listen to more. If you like her have a listen to Anouk.

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26 Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie Sioux Susan Janet Ballion, better known by her stage name Siouxsie Sioux, is an English singer, songwriter, musician and producer. She is best known as the lead singer of the alternative rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees (1976–1996) and the drums-and-voice duo the Creatures (1981–2005). ...read more.

Siouxsie's voice is completely unique and has progressed nicely throughout her career: the power snapping barks in the 70's turned in to a strong icy chilled purrs, the the early 90's her signature wails inspired a while generation of Siouxsie wannabe's.

Cool looking woman with a unique dark voice not all their songs are so great thou - ChatonNoir

Tinderbox is still an amazing sounding album.

Classic queen of Postpunk. Gotta respect the classics.

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27 Floor Jansen Floor Jansen Floor Jansen is a Dutch singer-songwriter and vocal coach. She is currently vocalist of Nightwish and leader of Revamp.

Most versatile singer in the world. She perfects every style she attempts. Amazing singer. She also has a wonderful stage presence and is a skilled songwriter.

Floor Jansen is an amazing vocalist. For stunning opera vocals listen to Monolith of Doubt, where she holds an A5 note for 10 whole seconds at the end. For growls, Wild Card or Yours Is an Empty Hope by Nightwish. For everything in between After Forever, Revamp and Endless Forms Most Beautiful. I had the pleasure of seeing Floor Jansen live last year with Nightwish and Ghost Love Score has has been the fans' standard on measuring the ability of the band's vocalists, and oh my god. I saw the DVD version of Floor singing Ghost Love Score on Showtime, Storytime and I was impressed, but that's nothing compared to seeing and hearing it live and in person. I think tears welled up in my eyes and I finally understood the meaning for FLOORGASM.

She can sing heavenly Everything: opera, rock, pop, soft, growling, screaming... Best versatile voice ever heard!

I really think she is better than Amy Lee. She should be in top 10. Every time I listen her songs seems like she's changing her voice. - zxm

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28 Annie Lennox Annie Lennox

How could she not already be on the list?

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.

Deep powerful voice, backed up by emotional, gripping performances. She must be in the top 5.

Mesmerizing.

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29 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger

Jen Ledger really knows how to deliver beautiful vocals and epic drum playing skills!

Jen could start her own band!

Bloody great vocalist from the band skillet

Jen is so PErfect

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30 Bjork Bjork Björk Guðmundsdóttir, known mononymously as Björk, is an Icelandic singer and songwriter. She is most famous for her eclectic music styles and experimentation on electronic pop music.

Heavenly, otherworldly, unique, and addictive. Her voice is like no other. She should be number two.

She should be NUMBER ONE.

31 Alissa White-Gluz Alissa White-Gluz Alissa White-Gluz is a Canadian vocalist, best known as the former lead vocalist and one of the founding members of the Canadian metal band, The Agonist, and current lead vocalist for the Swedish melodic death metal group, Arch Enemy.

She was the first to fill the unique gap between melody and gore without sounding like someone was stomping on cats.

32 Fiona Apple Fiona Apple

Saved my life
"paper bag" has all the range any singer would imagine at great and PEOPLE she wrote the song. they used to kick Jim Morrison off the stage when he used to want to just jam, they said, Make it a song finish, that's what I feel her albums are like. She gives me that idea and that power that she does just by being her.

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

33 Skin

Skin is one of those inspirational singers. A powerhouse, breaking all sorts of barriers. Not to mention the most AMAZING stage presence I have ever seen! She literally walks on the crowd! It's a travesty she's so low on the list!

Cannot be touched. Simply the best voice of all time.

Phenomonial singer and performer. Powerhouse vocalist live. Although there are a lot of great singers on this list, none come close to her strong ROCK delivery!

She rules them all. Superb skill, felling, timing and power. Excelent vibrato and touching melancholy if needs.

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34 Shirley Manson Shirley Manson Shirley Ann Manson is a Scottish-born singer, songwriter and actress. She is the lead vocalist of the alternative rock band Garbage.

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.

Shirley's a Rock & Roll goddess. Sultry and menacing voice and presence, and one of the most honest and badass chicks in music.

She's the perfect rock frontwoman. She isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be herself. Her charisma alone surely contributes largely to Garbage's following. Listen to her stuff when she was still with her former band, Angelfish, and you'd be convinced that this woman has what it takes to front a band.

Love that redhead witch!

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35 Chrissie 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! ) - LaLocaHSA

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.

Number 31? You have to be smoking some really funky crack. This lady should be top five, maybe top three.

This list is a big joke... It shows the votes are not even counted... WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THIS SITE?

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36 Cass Elliot

How can Cass Elliot be 36th? She was not only the best single voice, she harmonized beautifully with the Mamas and Papas. She was the greatest female singer in rock history. 36 th? Who made this list?

All the rest are posers. Mama Cass had the most exceptional voice ever. Karen Carpenter was a solid number 2.

Simply the best, no one even close. Would have only got better.

One of the best and strongest voices ever, man or women.

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38 Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler Bonnie Tyler is a Welsh singer. She is known for her distinctive husky voice, resulting from an operation to remove vocal nodules in the mid-1970s.

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

She the most great than any women on riddicule list she sing on the stage and over 42 career years and she really sing rock hard rock she done a spectacular career

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39 Patti Smith Patti Smith Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.

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

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