Best Female Rock Vocalists

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The Top Ten

1 Kimberly Freeman

Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll has a unique vocal range that absolutely rocks! - Strikh

2 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian–French singer-songwriter and actress. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million.

She the rock princess since 2002! She can play piano, guitar, bass and even drum! Her voice grabbed millions of fan all around the world

I love her songs, her music, her amazing voice, her style, I love everything about her!
She's beautiful!

She's the best damn singer in the world, of course! I can' stay without her and her songs are fantastic! I love you Avril SO MUCH!

Best singer all the time

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3 Amy Lee Amy Lee Amy Lynn Hartzler, known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter, classically trained pianist and composer. She is also the lead singer to the Arkansas band Evanescence.

Amy Lee has dominated the rock industry with her creativity, powered by her amazing voice and her honest talent.

Her voice is instantly recognizable and instantly gripping. I hope she continues producing music for the rest of her life.

She should be number one and Hayley Williams should be right under her. Amy Lee has one of the most unique voices I have ever heard. She truly can sing like no other. I love Evanescence. I hope they never stop making music. Bring Me To Life... Hello... Lithium... Whisper... All awesome songs.

Fantastic singer, her voice is like an angels. - 05yusuf09

She is wonderful!
Her song make me happy and give me hope
And I think all of her songs are good
Some tracks like bring me to life, ocean,never go back,my heart is broken,my immortal, the change... Are wonderful because I never get tired of them
Her sound is a magic.

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4 Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel Sharon den Adel, Dutch singer and the vocalist of symphonic rock band Within Temptation. ...read more.

Sharon den Adel is definitely the best female rock vocalist. Her voice is light and lyrical but can also be loud and powerful. She rocks in a live performance like no other on this list. I also love her speaking voice and could listen to her interviews over and over again.

Sharon is awesome she has the voice of an Angel combined with a bit of the Devil. She has a tremendous vocal range and sounds just as good live as in the studio. There are not many other rock vocalists you can say that about. Just like Mother Earth "She Rules"

Sharon is so far ahead of the rest. She has a voice that is so pure and melodic. She has not had any vocal training, she does not need any.

Sharon den Adel is outstanding!

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5 Hayley Williams Hayley Williams Hayley Nichole Williams is an American singer, songwriter and musician. She is best known as the lead vocalist, occasional keyboardist and primary songwriter of the American rock band Paramore.

Yeah she is naughty flirty and sings really well, I love most of their songs.. Listen to that's what you get, Ignorance, misery business, crushcrushcrush, pressure and many more..

Hayley should be the number 1! It's so obvious, the way she sings, she performs. She really rocks!

6 Stevie Nicks Stevie Nicks Stephanie Lynn "Stevie" Nicks is an American singer and songwriter, best known for her work with Fleetwood Mac and an extensive solo career, which collectively have produced over forty Top 50 hits and sold over 140 million albums.
7 Tina Turner Tina Turner Tina Turner, née Anna Mae Bullock, is a singer, dancer, actress and author, whose career has spanned more than half a century, earning her widespread recognition and numerous awards.

Interesting side note, her ex-husband Ike Turner is credited with making the very first Rock-n-Roll record ever, "Rocket 88" way back in 1949.

8 Darby Mills Darby Mills Darby Phyllis Mills is a Canadian rock vocalist, former figure skater; known best as the lead singer of the Headpins.

One of the best iconic rocker chicks bar none - Turn It Loud!

9 Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Janis Joplin (1943-1970) was an American singer who rose to fame as the main singer of acid band Big Brother and the Holding Company. She was known for her eccentric hippie style and psychedelic rock music.
10 Joni Mitchell Joni Mitchell Roberta Joan Mitchell, professionally known as Joni Mitchell, is a Canadian singer-songwriter. Drawing from folk, pop, rock, and jazz, Mitchell's songs often reflect social and environmental ideals as well as her feelings about romance, confusion, disillusionment, and joy.

The Newcomers

? Martha Davis

Motels lead singer...amazing singer

The Contenders

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

Floor is so much better than Amy lee & Avril Lavigne

12 Joan Jett Joan Jett Joan Marie Larkin known professionally by her stage name Joan Jett, is an American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and occasional actress, best known for her work with Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, preceded by success with The Runaways, including their hit song "Cherry Bomb".

Joan is old school and hardcore

13 Anneke van Giersbergen

Her charisma, extension, expression are top class! The true Queen of rock. - Dave_blizzard

14 Chrissie Hynde
15 Tarja Turunen Tarja Turunen Tarja Soile Susanna Turunen-Cabuli (born August 17, 1977), generally known as Tarja Turunen or simply Tarja, is a Finnish singer-songwriter. She is a soprano and has a vocal range of three octaves. ...read more.

Popularity wise not so because she's not well known to kids of these days but rocking wise. Definitely on top. Hands down

16 Debbie Harry Debbie Harry Deborah Ann "Debbie" Harry is an American singer-songwriter and actress, best known as the lead singer of the new wave and punk rock band Blondie.

Debbie should be #1. Best female singer of them all.

17 Grace Slick Grace Slick Grace Barnett Slick is an American singer-songwriter, musician, artist, and former model, widely known in rock and roll history for her role in San Francisco's burgeoning psychedelic music scene in the mid–1960s.
18 Taylor Momsen Taylor Momsen

Hottest girl I've ever seen and what a voice! YOU MAKE ME WANNA DIE!

Taylor is the best signer ever! Her voice is so sexy and perfect! You can always feel the emotion and the passion in her voice and she is still so young! - jubixe_

WHATTT Taylor deserves a spot in the top 10 at least! She is so badass and a great singer. She can hit crazy notes with a sexy rock and roll voice. Plus, she writes all of her songs and her lyrics are powerful and really delivers a strong message. Come on, Taylor is THE rock and roll goddess!

Who wouldn't want to lick that beaver and pound that sweet ass.

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19 Melissa Etheridge Melissa Etheridge Melissa Lou Etheridge is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and activist. Her self-titled debut album Melissa Etheridge was released in 1988 and became an underground success.
20 Lzzy Hale Lzzy Hale Elizabeth Mae "Lzzy" Hale is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She is best known as the lead singer and rhythm guitarist of the American hard rock band Halestorm, which she co-founded in 1997.

Why "best Female"? She's just the best vocalist in rock right now. Maybe ever. Deal with it.

Best "Female"? She's at least in the top three best Rock vocalists right now, period.

RAW & AMAZING VOICE!

21 Gwen Stefani Gwen Stefani
22 Cherie Currie
23 Harriet Wheeler

Her voice is ethereal and in a different realm! The Sundays need to get back together and produce more music!

24 Christy Johnson

Definitely check her out with Dreamkiller! Perfect tone & pitch without losing an ounce of rock edge, wide range of notes and style, strong belt, unbelievable stage presence. She can hang with the best!

AMAZING vocals! Such power and control. Unbelievable show!

Love her incredible power and stage presence!

25 Florence Welch Florence Welch Florence Leontine Mary Welch is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. She is best known as the lead vocalist of the indie rock band Florence + the Machine.

Florence has the best voice I have ever heard in my 25 years of living, and I always say this "I would give up anything and everything to have a voice like that", her voice is so heavenly, definitely the best female vocalist to ever walk this earth.

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27 Ann Wilson Ann Wilson Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart.

Great singer... Powerful voice and did not overuse it!

Ann Wilson in 12th! #1 no question.

28 Suzi Quatro Suzi Quatro Susan Kay "Suzi" Quatro is an American hard rock singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actress. She was the first female bass player to become a major rock star, breaking a barrier to women's participation in rock music.
29 Cristina Scabbia Cristina Scabbia Cristina Adriana Chiara Scabbia is an Italian singer and lyricist, best known as one of the two vocalists in the Italian Gothic metal band Lacuna Coil.
30 Alanis Morissette Alanis Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress.
31 Tori Amos Tori Amos Tori Amos is an American singer-songwriter and pianist. She is a classically trained musician with a mezzo-soprano vocal range.
32 Fiona Apple Fiona Apple
33 Lacey Sturm Lacey Sturm

Really avril lavigne is on the top 1. Lacey deserves to be on the top tens... with a unique voice that can turn from angelic into a beastly rocker... And she can SCREAM... yes, voice that can bring goosebumps

Really? Avril lavigne is a mainstream pop singer, not rock. Lacey is the best :) her lyrics are really moving and it's a shame she left flyleaf. I hope she does well in her solo career

Come on... Lacey has a lot more of a beautiful voice than any of the pop singers on top of this list - Drum_Solo

34 Jenna McDougall

She is perfect in ever single way her voice is smoking hot her look is smoking hot and her songs are amazing - Poppunkobsessed

35 Becca Hollcraft

I love her songs! She sings really well. All her songs sounds very good to me. Just read the lyrics and you'll see how fantastic she is!

36 Mariska Veres
37 Maria Brink Maria Brink
38 Anette Olzon
39 Jen Ledger Jen Ledger
40 Katie White
41 Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, dubbed as the Asia's Songbird is a Filipina recording artist, host, producer, philanthropist, commercial endorser, actress, and an Asian pop culture icon. She is widely known for possessing an extensive vocal range.
42 Merami

Foreground Eclipse is the best. My Fading days Forgive Your Insanity. And Escapes and more...

43 Taylor Jardine
44 Syd Duran

CHECK THIS GUYS... THIS ONE ROCKS... POWERFUL VOCAL.. NICE..

45 Karen O
46 Kate Bush Kate Bush
47 Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige Brittany ‘Kobra’ Paige is a Canadian metal singer and founder of the metal band Kobra and the Lotus. She was listed as one of the Top 25 Women in Hard Rock and Metal for 2013. Kobra Paige is a classically trained singer.
48 Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt Linda Maria Ronstadt is an American popular music singer. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums.
49 Dolores O'Riordan Dolores O'Riordan
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