100 Greatest Rock Songs By Women

Criteria: These songs were chosen and ranked based upon their initial and lasting popularity, influence, and acclaim. Also considered is the song's overall impact on the history of the rock genre. In order to qulaify for this list the song's lead singer(s) must be women.
Rock Songs By Women
1. Respect
Aretha Franklin
2. I Will Survive
Gloria Gaynor
3. Be My Baby
Ronettes
4. Where Did Our Love Go
Supremes
5. I Love Rock 'N' Roll
Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
6. Like a Virgin
Madonna
7. Somebody To Love
Jefferson Airplane
8. Dancing In The Street
Martha & the Vandellas
9. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
Shirelles
10. Sweet Dreams
Eurythmics
11. Call Me
Blondie
12. Dancing Queen
ABBA
13. Waterfalls
TLC
14. Girls Just Want To Have Fun
Cyndi Lauper
15. What's Love Got To Do With It?
Tina Turner
16. Nothing Compares 2 U
Sinéad O'Connor
17. Heart of Glass
Blondie
18. Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin
19. Doo Wop (That Thing)
Lauryn Hill
20. It's Too Late
Carole King
21. Into the Groove
Madonna
22. Get Ur Freak On
Missy Misdemeanor Elliot
23. Good Times
Chic
24. You Oughta Know
Alanis Morissette
25. You Keep Me Hangin' On
Supremes
26. Killing Me Softly with His Song
Roberta Flack
27. The Loco-Motion
Little Eva
28. Hot Stuff
Donna Summer
29. I'll Take You There
Staple Singers
30. Don't Speak
No Doubt
31. How Will I Know?
Whitney Houston
32. Dreamlover
Mariah Carey
33. Rolling In The Deep
Adele
34. At Last
Etta James
35. Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)
Beyoncé
36. Fallin'
Alicia Keys
37. Rapture
Blondie
38. Fast Car
Tracy Chapman
39. You Can't Hurry Love
Supremes
40. Flashdance...What a Feeling
Irene Cara
41. Vogue
Madonna
42. I Feel Love
Donna Summer
43. Dreams
Fleetwood Mac
44. Zombie
The Cranberries
45. White Rabbit
Jefferson Airplane
46. Rehab
Amy Winehouse
47. We Got The Beat
The Go-Go's
48. Push It
Salt-N-Pepa
49. Walk On By
Dionne Warwick
50. Le Freak
Chic
51. Say My Name
Destiny's Child
52. Nasty
Janet Jackson
53. (Love Is Like A) Heat Wave
Martha & the Vandellas / Linda Ronstadt
54. Time After Time
Cyndi Lauper
55. Chain Of Fools
Aretha Franklin
56. ...Baby One More Time
Britney Spears
57. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
Whitney Houston
58. Pump Up the Jam
Technotronic feat. Felly
59. Back To Life
Soul II Soul
60. Jim Dandy
LaVern Baker
61. We Are Family
Sister Sledge
62. You're So Vain
Carly Simon
63. Da Doo Ron Ron (When He Walked Me Home)
Crystals
64. Like A Prayer
Madonna
65. River Deep, Mountain High
Ike & Tina Turner
66. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
Aretha Franklin
67. My Guy
Mary Wells
68. All I Wanna Do
Sheryl Crow
69. A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin
70. Piece Of My Heart
Big Brother & the Holding Company
71. Baby Love
Supremes
72. Please Mr. Postman
Marvelettes
73. Physical
Olivia Newton-John
74. Poker Face
Lady Gaga
75. Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson
76. One Fine Day
Chiffons
77. Remember (Walkin' In The Sand)
Shangri-Las
78. Chapel Of Love
Dixie Cups
79. Band of Gold
Freda Payne
80. Brass in Pocket
The Pretenders
81. Lady Marmalade
LaBelle / Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink
82. My Boyfriend's Back
Angels
83. Think
Aretha Franklin
84. Nowhere To Run
Martha & the Vandellas
85. Walking In The Rain
Ronettes
86. Stop! In The Name Of Love
Supremes
87. Hello Stranger
Barbara Lewis
88. He's A Rebel
Crystals (Darlene Love)
89. Leader Of The Pack
Shangri-Las
90. Funkytown
Lipps, Inc
91. It's My Party
Lesley Gore
92. I'm Sorry
Brenda Lee
93. Because the Night
Patti Smith
94. Help Me
Joni Mitchell
95. Love to Love You Baby
Donna Summer
96. Our Lips Are Sealed
Go-Go's
97. Family Affair
Mary J. Blige
98. Shake A Hand
Faye Adams
99. Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean
Ruth Brown
100. Walk Like An Egyptian
Bangles

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Last Updated: 2013-03-23