Top Ten Female RockersBeginning with the 70s to today, count down the top ten female rockers.
The Top Ten
A grateful, astonishing, and powerful dramatic soprano singer. - SpinelliFan
Absolutely agree, if wasn't for Ann & Nancy Wilson. The heavier genres wouldn't be what they are today. But I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Runaways, with greats like Lita Ford & Joan Jett. Even though they didn't have near as many hits as Heart. They too, paved the way for women in the harder genres.
Every female rocker on the planet owes Ann and Nancy Wilson immense gratitude for kicking open the door so that they may follow. If Heart weren't around, Joan Jett, Patti Smith, Pat Benatar, The Donnas or The Bangles wouldn't be around either. No mystery here:These Rock Legends need to be in the Hall of Fame.
Ann Wison is the number 1 female rocker nobody comes close and still touring at 60 she rocks
Bad Reputation, Crimson and Clover, Cherry Bomb, I Hate Myself for Loving You, Love Hurts, and (the classic) I Love Rock 'N' Roll. I LOVE HER!
Joan Jett is one of the only women who are repeatedly called the "Queen of Rock" throughout their career. She is the only "Godmother of Punk. " At least she will always be featured as one of the top female rockers! She and Lita Ford practically invented the thought of female rockers! - tr_11
Joan Jett is THE QUEEN of rock n roll! I've been a fan for over 25 years and no one rocks harder and with as much heart as she does. You can see, feel, and hear her rock n roll soul in all her music! There is no one who rocks better, harder, longer than Joan Jett!
I LOVE JOAN JETT WITH A PASSION AND FEEL SO BAD, FOR HER BECAUSE ONE OF THE MOST UNTALENED ACTOR IS PLAYING HER IN THE RUNAWAYS.
BUT HANDS DOWN THE BEST, SEEING HOW SHE PAVED THE WAY FOR THE REST OF THE FEMALE ROCKERS. - LavenderMusic
Nancy Wilson is awesome. I was suprised to see her here and that people know her. I love her songs "I Can't Make You Love Me", "Don't Ask My Neighbors" and "Don't Let Me Lonely Tonight". Her voice in concert is amazing.
She is a lead vocal of These Dreams - Heart - VeronicaMSP
Nancy,s amazing, her vocals are angelic
Amy Lee is such an amazing talented female singer she has such a calm beautiful stunning voice I love all her songs they are truly amazing - Rikku5968
She has really good lungs. She can hold out a note without it sounding like she's from the opera. She rocks!
She is the only person on this list that is classically trained in piano, Sings operatically, Throws rock music behind that, and makes it work. She is a beautiful rockstar. She definitely deserves it! - LinkinParkPiNKMotleyCrue
Shes beautiful and has the most haunting voice... She also is the only singer that I heard which made me cry when hearing the songs "hello" and "the last song I'm wasting on you" kudos Amy
This lady was an absolute original and an inspiration to so many female artists to come later
"I can't BELIEVE SHE'S NOT IN THE HALL OF FAME! I mean, come on! Her singing and performance on stage has mesmerized me since forever...since back in the good old days of the 1980s! SHE ROCKS!...PERIOD!...End of story!...Well, aside from the fact that she is beautiful beyond words!...There, I said it! "
According to Billboard, she is the most successful female solo rock artist. Her voice was as powerful as Whitney Houston, she still would have been out even if Heart came out a few years earlier. - israel08
Pat Benatar still has the pipes!
Kimberly Freeman of One-Eyed Doll has a unique vocal range that absolutely rocks! She's super active on-stage, and puts on a fantastic show! - Strikh
So much energy, so active, so entertaining in concert! Must see!
See her live in concert -- then you'll understand
One of my all-time favorite female singers. Her songs help me through good and bad times. The Queen of Rock & Roll.
Her voice and songwriting, that’s raw talent right there. Give her a microphone, and her sound and words will have you swept away into a spiritual and emotional journey.
She has quite a bit of achievements. She was the only Female Rock Star to have a number 1 album with a group (mirage) and solo (bella donna) she worked her ass off, and it about killed her
Love the unique raspiness of her voice. She was Fleetwood Mac. Stevie rocked and ruled the 80's.
I don't understand this. What Janis brought to the world of rock and roll no one above her in this list was able to. Janis Joplin was ranked Number 28 in The Rolling Stones Greatest Artists of All Time, and I have not seen nay of the others on this list. Janis Lyn Joplin, "The Queen Of Rock and Roll, " as well as ""The Queen of Psychedelcic Soul, would've been better recognized if it weren't for her untimely, tragic death before the release of Pearl, which was to be her biggest breakthroguh yet. She soared through the 60s and the 70s and anyone who saw her live, knew of her strength and power on strong, the way she knocked you straight off your chair with her presence, even though she was known to be an insecure, vulnerable girl. Her music is timeless, her voice was one of a kind and so powerful. She has the diversity and the right to be classed as Number One on this list, just as her friend Jimi Hendrix was ranked number one for greatest Artists of All. I'm sorry, but she was ...more
She brought more power, depth and passion to her singing than anyone before or after her. She fully expressed the pain and longing, strength and fragility of the women of her generation, and her music and message is as powerful today as it ever was.
Those Top 10 on this list are cool, but nowhere NEAR the caliber of the following: Janis Joplin, Lita Ford, Joan Jett... With exception to Lzzy Hale. She will be an Icon in the future!
Janis should be number one and everyone knows it... She sing with so much feeling and soul... Her words puts you in a trance.. Janis is one of the rock Goddess
Hayley Williams is so awesome. She is very talented at a very young age. I have so many friends who are fans of her great powerful music.
Hayley knows how to rock the world! She leads a band to success! She is number one to me.
Her voice is amazing! Paramore is still great now because of hayley still in the band. She's better than avril no matter what
Hayley is the best female rocker ever! The easy she commands the stage is great avril is a close second
This list is disgraceful. Half of these women ARE NOT "Rockers"!
In the spirit of this list, I vote for Maria Callas. She has a better voice and is more popular than anyone listed here!
Avril Lavigne, indeed!
This is rock, not pop.
Grace set the standard that the rest of the list aspired to.
An archetype... along with Janis...agreed... rock n roll is not pop...
It's a huge decision between Lacey, Hayley, and Amy for me, but I have to say Lacey because she has heart and passion, and even though she's taking time off music to take care of her child and be with her family, she still cares about her fans. She's easily one of the most inspirational female rock stars ever.
YES! I LOVE flyleaf. One of the most amazing bands in the world. She has a voice like no one else and can scream better than any other female I have heard yet.
Best singer I ever heard. I hope she makes music until it hurts her too much to do it.
It's Taylor! She has the greatest voice and style. Her voice is so awesome. And I usually listen her live. Her voice is so raw and amazing. Even more experienced singers can't sing like her live. GO TAYLOR!
Her voice is close to Courtney Love's voice. Also, she's just a teenager.
She's bringing the old Rock back! M/
Amazing she should be second
1. Amy Lee
2, Taylor Momsem
Lita Ford belongs in the top 5... period. She may not have had as many hits as some of these other female rockers, but that doesn't mean she wasn't fantastic!
Lita was rocking before avril and all these other gals. Lita had a much marvelous career than joan also.
Lita Ford is a true legend in my opinion and I cannot believe that she is as low on the list as she is. She should be way up higher!
How is Lita Ford below Sheryl Crow? Hell of a lot better singer and rocker than her.
Gave new wave a face. Pure attitude.
Loved her then and now! - Ylfie
70'S NEW WAVE/PUNK ROCK DIVA!
This Canadian Metal girl turned jazz woman has out-of-this world vocal ability. She is way underrated. - MegBaX
The Queen of power ballads, the rasp she gets is reviled on by joplin. How she is not at the tip I don't know. Hits like holding out for a hero, it's a heartache, and total eclipse of the heart. She has such pure emotion to her voice its insane and unmatchable
THE female rocker should be number 1 on every list
Are you kidding me?
A list of female rockers and no Suzi Quatro, this is sacrilege, How in God's name did you forget Suzi?
Do you see that thing in her hand?
Sorry Suzi for their ignorance, see yah in Red Deer Girl!
Top 5 easily. She's on fire! And she's a true rocker. - Metal_Treasure
With a comeback that would become known around the world, Ms. Turner has dominated almost ever genre there is but she is known to many as the "Queen Of Rock & Roll". - israel08
She owned it like no other. The heart of Rock is in struggle. She has evolved over her life to embody the heart of rock.
She sang "River Deep - Mountain High, " for pete's sake. She clearly should be number one, it makes no sense to see her all the way down at 35 :(
My 3rd cousin is Chris Franz and I'm a huge fan of the heads and Tina rocks
I'm sorry but Avril topping her makes no sense sure Avril has a nice voice but Lzzys voice is so diverse, she can have a beautiful singing voice then she can scream and growl so controlled, she sings actual rock too not pop rock or pop punk, shes so genuine and not only can she sing she plays piano and guitar and totally embodies the female rocker persona. Shes my Idol and she deserves to be in the top 5 right next to the greats!
Equal to many of the top men.
She definitely deserves to be on the top of the list. A true rock goddess.
If anyone belongs above her on this list, maybe it's Joan Jett. Otherwise, she should be at the top.
She's awesome pop rock artist she's got All different sides to her and you can be in a hyper mood or in a sad mood and listen to her she can be crazy proper rock and she still helps out with her charity!
She is one of the only female pop rock artists today and has paved way for artists such as Ke$ha and Katy Perry.
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I think avril have quality to reach top 3 on this list, her voice, look, and songs, is so damn good..
Easy winner come on people get f-ing voting for miss lavigne here
Chrissie is such a badass. Not to mention one of the best singer/songwriters in rock, with some genuine guitar chops as well.
For over all Rock 'n Roll attitude this woman is the best. She looked like she could kick your butt and then sing about it. - mgenet
For overall rocker chops, I think Chrissie has it all: good singer/songwriter/can handle an ax.
She's special, so special - Give it to me! - Billyv
She's sexy, a good drummer, and a good singer. Anything more to say?
Jen rocks. That's all you need to know.
Everything about her is awesome
Jen is the best.
First, she Sings and plays the drums, no one else on this list does that.
Plus she is such an awesome person and a great role-model. She probably head bangs more then any of these other people on the list.
WISHED 96.7 WOULD play!
She's a lesser known but amazing hard rocker. Extremely powerful and raspy hard rock voice.
Try: Headpins - Don't It Make Ya Feel, Mine All Mine, People - Metal_Treasure
How can you pass over her? First in Silverfish then in Garbage with Butch Vig, they made a whole new sound that we haven't heard again since. A perfect mix of style, passion, and talent.
Sadly Wendy, 'The Queen of Shock Rock', never got the success and recognition she deserved. Mostly, as singer of the Plasmatics (check out Butcher Baby, Sex Junkie, A Pig is a Pig, The Damned, etc.), as well as a solo-artist. Also worth mentioning is her duet with Lemmy (Stand by your man) and the hilarious concept-album 'Maggots: The Record'. She was also in several films, plus in a stage-production of the 'Rocky Horror Show'. Shame, she took her own life far too early.
Is most likely the most raunchy performer this world has seen. She puts Lady Gaga to shame, even though she is no longer with us. As the lead singer of The Plasmatics, she stormed the stage with a chainsaw and wore whipped cream for a shirt. - MegBaX
Really, no Sheryl Crow? I think Sheryl Crow's got it going on over Kelly Osbourne, Demi Lovato, or even Kim Carnes. Thanks for adding Nina Hagen, even though I wouldn't call her a rocker. Bonnie Raitt is a fantastic guitarist, but I hesitate to call her a rocker... maybe Blues-inspired rock. Thanks for the list.
Awesome voice. Truly original. She should be in the top 5! Jagged Little Pill alone should put her higher on this list
Very original, totally rocking chick. Needs to be higher.
I agree with someone else's comment here. She should be in the top 5. She's paved the road for current female rockers.
Nah she’s just another generic pop singer
Lacuna Coil Lead Singer!
I think pink should be in the top ten she is one of the best rock singer in this age
The greatest voice the world has ever heard, too bad she wont sing songs that really show it.
she rocks. she starred NANA and its great - ronluna
Patti Smith is the complete artist. Honest, raw and the most talented artist today. Also, Patti still rocks!
To the idiot that said Patti wouldn't be around if it weren't for Heart, Patti came out before Heart did.
Quite simply the greatest female songwriter of all time, an electricfying performer without peer, a writer, author, painter, singer, poet and artist - she has mastered it all beautifully.
The daughter of the guy who practically created heavy metal; Ozzy Osbourne!
I love her dad, the great, the amazing, OZZY OSBOURNE!
The underrated singer that first lead Scandal to fame and then had some success on her own. Listen to Goodbye To You, Love's Got A Line On You, Beat Of A Heart, Warrior, Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough, Downtown Train. The woman has an amazing voice!!!
Come on, not only is she awesome, she spawned R.E.M.!
She also has a very unique voice and did not conform to any sort of gender role.
WISHED 95.7 WOULD play!
Brody Dalle inspires me so much, I started playing guitar because of her and Courtney Love, Brody Dalle is definitely a better musician than Hayley Williams or Amy Lee (I don't mention others on top ten because either I don't know them or they are legends). In my opinion Brody should be number 1. The Distillers were amazing! - dianajorge2
With many hits, this lady along with Per Gessle has taken rock to another level. - israel08
Today is 30-May-13, so I'm voting for, and wishing Marie a Happy Birthday!
Sharon is the hottest Woman in Rock. She is absolutely gorgeous and is also beautiful on the inside.
She has such great voice, and the band always has amazing songs! Deep meaning... perfection!
Sharon is the ultimate Rock Chick. Just watch Within Temptation live to see what I mean.
Sharon was hot in her 20's & 30's. Now 41 and hotter than ever.
Fantastic songwriter, performer--the best live performer delivers her songs with conviction, passion, sincerity and fire! Audiences loved HER!
Great performer with fantastic songs!
She's not rock and she sucks
Propably the best and most unique.