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100 Greatest Classic/Modern
Rock Female Vocalists

Criteria: These Modern Rock Female vocalists are rated by their ability, in their prime, for vocal range, power, versatility, uniqueness, ability to convey emotion, and lasting popularity. (This list is comprised of female vocalists generally considered hard rock, soft rock, punk, alternative, indie, new wave, folk rock, psychedelic rock, and similar sub-genres. It does not contain female vocalists generally considered pop, country, blues, new age, soul, R&B, hip-hop, and similar sub-genres.)

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Last Updated: 2008-06-19

Greatest Classic/Modern Rock Female Vocalists
Janis JoplinAnn WilsonGrace SlickStevie NicksTina TurnerPat Benatar
  1. Janis Joplin
  2. Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
  3. Ann Wilson (Heart)
  4. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac, Solo)
  5. Tina Turner
  6. Pat Benatar
  7. Debbie Harry (Blondie)
  8. Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)
  9. Chrissie Hynde (The Pretenders)
10. Joni Mitchell
11. Melissa Etheridge
12. Patti Smith
13. Alanis Morissette
14. Björk
15. PJ Harvey
16. Kate Bush
17. Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth)
18. Tarja Turunen (Nightwish)
19. Ani Difranco
20. Nico (Velvet Underground)
21. Delores O'Riordan (Cranberries)
22. Shirley Manson (Garbage)
23. Patty Smyth (Scandal)
24. Rickie Lee Jones
25. Sandy Denny (Fairport Convention, Solo)
26. Martha Davis (Motels)
27. Fiona Apple
28. Meredith Brooks
29. Christina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil)
30. Tanya Donelly (Belly)
31. Liz Phair
32. Terri Nunn (Berlin)
33. Alannah Myles
34. Sheryl Crow
35. Exene Cervanka (X)
36. Suzi Quatro
37. Suzanne Vega
38. Debora Iyall (Romeo Void)
39. Kim Deal (The Breeders, Pixies)
40. Kat Bjelland (Babes In Toyland)
41. Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac, Solo)
42. Lita Ford
43. Joan Jett (Blackhearts)
44. Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees)
45. Melanie
46. Brody Armstrong (The Distillers)
47. Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
48. Gilly Smyth (Gong)
49. Kate Pierson (B-52's)
50. Jann Arden
51. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt)
52. Mary Margaret O'Hara
53. Lana Lane
54. Alison Moyet (Yaz)
55. Nina Gordon (Veruca Salt, Solo)
56. Maggie Bell
57. Annie Haslam(Renaissance)
58. Corinne Drewery (Swing Out Sister)
59. Beth Gibbons (Portishead)
60. Nina Hagen
61. Susanna Hoffs (Bangles)
62. Amy Lee (Evanescence)
63. Nancy Wilson (Heart)
64. Skin (Deborah Dyer) (Skunk Anansie)
65. Joss Stone
66. Shawn Colvin
67. Doro Pesch (Warlock)
68. Nanci Griffith
69. Jane Siberry
70. Karla Bonoff
71. Patty Griffin
72. Rita Coolidge
73. Chrissy Steele
74. Amanda Marshall
75. Sas Jordan
76. Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes)
77. Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)
78. Carrie Akre (Hammerbox)
79. Kristen Hersh (Throwing Muses)
80. Lee Aaron
81. Sarah Shannon (Velocity Girl)
82. Mia Zappata (Gits)
83. Harriet Wheeler (The Sundays)
84. Wendy Waldman
85. Jennifer Warnes
86. Jonnette Napolitano (Concrete Blonde)
87. Holly McNarland
88. Judy Henske
89. Annette Peacock
90. Candice Night (Blackmore's Night)
91. Patti Santos (It's A Beautiful Day)
92. Amy Winehouse
93. Paula Cole
94. Katrina Chester (Luxx)
95. Margo Timmins (Cowboy Junkies)
96. Kim Richey
97. Signe Anderson (Jefferson Airplane, '65-'66)
98. Maria Azevedo (Battery)
99. Courtney Love (Hole)
100. Marianne Faithful
101. Avril Lavigne
102. Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab)
103. Jennifer Herrema (Royal Trux)
104. Dorothy Moskowitz (United States Of America)
105. Heather Findlay (Mostly Autumn)
106. Kim Wilde
107. Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation)
108. Maria Mckee (Lone Justice, solo)
109. Christina Amphlett (Divinyls)
110. Wendy O. Williams (Plasmatics)
111. Hayley Williams (Paramore)
112. Dale Krantz (Rossington-Collins Band)
113. Jane Jarboe (Swans)
114. Darby Mills (Headpins)
115. Amy Ray (Indigo Girls)
116. Emily Saliers (Indigo Girls)
117. Tara MacLean
118. Jennifer Rush
119. Leslie Rankine (Silverfish)
120. Dale Bozzio (Missing Persons)
121. Joan Osborne
122. Lynda Stipe (Hetch Hetchy)
123. Jennifer Cella (Trans Siberian Orchestra)
124. Simone Simons (Epica)
125. Dominique Durand (Ivy)
126. Kimberley Locke
127. Georgia Hubley (Yo La Tengo)
128. Melanie Doane
129. Lacey Mosley (Flyleaf)
130. Linda Sundblad (Lambretta)
131. Bif Naked
132. Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl)
133. Sandi Saraya (Saraya)
134. Pamela Moore
135. Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo)
136. Kelly Hogan (Jody Grind)
137. Kari Wuhrer
138. Alison Mosshart (aka VV of The Kills)
139. Tobey Torres (Snake River Conspiracy)
140. Teena Marie
141. Cat Power
142. Grace Potter (Grace Potter and the Nocturnals)
143. Monique Powell (Save Ferris)
144. Kirsty Hawkshaw
145. Neko Case
146. Isabel Monteiro (Drugstore)
147. Lisa Gerrard (Dead Can Dance)
148. Justine Frischmann (Elastica)
149. Anneli Marian Drecker (Bel Canto)
150. Tairrie B (My Ruin)
151. Emm Gryner
152. Charlotte Martin
153. Louise Post (Veruca Salt)
154. Beth Orton
155. Kate Voegele
156. Mimi Goese (Hugo Largo)
157. Marti Dodson (Saving Jane)
158. Kim Shattuck (The Muffs)
159. Thalia Zedek (Live Skull)
160. Charlotte Hatherley (Ash)
161. Melanie Campbell (Burning Brides)
162. Angela Gossgow (Arch Enemy)
163. Jenny Haan (Babe Ruth)
164. Clare Torry (Pink Floyd-DSOTM)
165. Leigh Nash
166. Kathleen Hanna (Le Tigre/Bikini Kill)
167. Ida No (Glass Candy & Shattered Theatre)
168. Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley)
169. Nina C. Alice (Skew Siskin)
170. Kate Nash
171. Lilly Allen
172. Dot Allison
173. Ella Hooper (Killing Heidi)
174. Suzi Gardner (L7)
175. Sara Bareilles
176. Tina Dico
177. Sheila Nicholls
178. Danielle Brisebois
179. Lucia Cafarelli (KMFDM)
180. Anna Nalick
181. Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney)
182. Sandra Nasic (Guano Apes)
183. Regina Spektor
184. Bonnie Bramlett
185. Nellie Mckay
186. Anette Olzon (Nightwish)




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