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100 Greatest Female Vocalists
of Rock 'n' Roll

Criteria: Vocalists were chosen for Power, Range, Ability to
Convey Emotion, Versatility, Uniqueness and Lasting Popularity.
(All styles of Rock 'n' Roll are included.)
(Plus their "Greatest Vocal Performance")


Newly added names are in Red

Edited By: Chris F
Last Updated: 9-26-05

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100 Greatest Female Vocalists of Rock 'n' Roll
  1. Aretha Franklin (A Natural Woman)
  2. Etta James (At Last)
  3. Ruth Brown (Mama, He Treats Your Daughter Mean)
  4. Janis Joplin (Piece of My Heart)
  5. Mariah Carey (My All)
  6. Patti Labelle (Labelle/Solo) (Over the Rainbow)
  7. Whitney Houston (I Will Always Love You)
  8. Chaka Khan (Rufus/Solo) (You Got The Love)
  9. Ann Wilson (Heart) (Crazy On You)
10. Joni Mitchell (A Case of You)
11. Eva Cassiday (Fields of Gold)
12. Annie Lennox (Why)
13. LaVern Baker (Tweedle Dee)
14. Dusty Springfield (Son of A Preacher Man)
15. Gladys Knight (Midnight Train To Georgia)
16. Grace Slick (Somebody To Love)
17. Karen Carpenter (Carpenters) (Superstar)
18. Tina Turner (Proud Mary)
19. Linda Ronstadt (Blue Bayou)
20. Emmylou Harris (Wayfaring Stranger)
21. Joan Baez (Diamonds & Rust)
22. Pat Benatar (Heartbreaker)
23. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac) (Rhiannon)
24. Irma Thomas (It's Raining)
25. Roberta Flack (First Time Ever I Saw Your Face)
26. Darlene Love (Today I Met The Boy I'm Going To Marry)
27. Mavis Staples (I'll Take You There)
28. Donna Summer (MacArthur Park)
29. Tori Amos (Winter)
30. Brenda Lee (Sweet Nothin')
31. Anita Baker (Caught Up In the Rapture)
32. Judy Collins (Send In the Clowns)
33. Minnie Ripperton (Inside My Love)
34. Dionne Warwick (Walk On By)
35. Laura Nyro (And When I Die)
36. Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On)
37. Esther Phillips (Release Me)
38. Debbie Harry (Blondie) (Call Me)
39. Natalie Cole (Inseperable)
40. Christina Aguilera (Beautiful)
41. Martha Reeves (Martha & the Vandellas) (Dancing In The Street)
42. Bette Midler (The Rose)
43. Kate Bush (Army Dreamers)
44. Sinead O'Connor (Nothing Compares 2 U)
45. Erykah Badu (Love of My Life)
46. Linda Jones (Your Precious Love)
47. Carla Thomas (Gee Whiz! (Look At His Eyes))
48. Florence Ballard (Yesterday)
49. Sarah McLachlan (Angel)
50. Bjork (Oh So Quiet)
51. Sade (No Ordinary Love)
52. Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders) (I'll Stand By You)
53. Tracy Chapman (Fast Car)
54. Connie Francis (Mama)
55. Oleta Adams (Get Here)
56. Teena Marie (Dear Lover)
57. Cass Elliott (Mamas & Papas) (Dream A Little Dream of Me)
58. Faye Adams (Shake a Hand)
59. Jackie DeShannon (Needles & Pins)
60. Lauryn Hill (To Zion)
61. Patti Austin (Baby Come To Me)
62. Cyndi Lauper (Time After Time)
63. Ann Peebles (Can't Stand the Rain)
64. Betty Wright (Clean Up Woman)
65. Norah Jones (Don't Know Why)
66. Patti Smith (Because the Night)
67. Doris Troy (Just One Look)
68. Sandy Denny (Who Knows Where the Time Goes)
69. Rickie Lee Jones (My Funny Valentine)
70. Des'ree (Kissing You)
71. Bonnie Raitt (I Can't Make You Love Me)
72. Mary Wells (My Guy)
73. Denise LaSalle (Trapped By A Thing Called Love)
74. Ronnie Spector (Ronettes) (Be My Baby)
75. Doris Duke (How Was I To Know You Cared)
76. Nico (Chelsea Girls)
77. Judy Craig (Chiffons) (He's So Fine)
78. Melba Moore (This Is It)
79. Joan Armatrading> (Love & Emotion)
80. Jean Terelle (The Supremes) (Stoned Love)
81. Brenda Holloway (Every Little Bit Hurts)
82. Erma Franklin (Piece Of My Heart)
83. Diana Ross (Supremes/Solo) (Touch Me In The Morning)
84. Ani DiFranco (Not A Pretty Girl)
85. Vanessa Williams (Love Is)
86. Jennifer Holiday (And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going)
87. Toni Braxton (Un-Break My Heart)
88. Kate Pierson (B52s) (Roam)
89. Arlene Smith (Chantels) (Maybe)
90. Petula Clark (This Is My Song)
91. Freda Payne (Band of Gold)
92. Dolores O'riordan (The Cranberries) (Zombie)
93. Joan Osborne (One of Us)
94. Melissa Etheridge (Come To My Window)
95. Alanis Morrisette (You Oughta Know)
96. Shirley Manson (Garbage) (Stupid Girl)
97. Mary J. Blige (No More Drama)
98. Barbara Lewis (Hello Stranger)
99. Wanda Jackson (Let's Have A Party)
100. Gloria Estefan (Turn The Beat Around)


Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin




Janis Joplin
Janis Joplin




Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry




the greatest female pop vocalists
1. Mariah Carey
2. Whitney Houston
3. Dusty Springfield
4. Barbara Streisand
5. Christina Aguilera
6. Karen Carpenter
7. Brenda Lee
8. Darlene Love
9. Roberta Flack
10. Donna Summer


the greatest female R&B vocalists
1. Aretha Franklin
2. Dinah Washington
3. Etta James
4. Ruth Brown
5. Mavis Staples
6. Minnie Riperton
7. Big Maybelle
8. Patti LaBelle
9. Darlene Love
10. LaVern Baker


the greatest female Blues vocalists
1. Bessie Smith
2. Etta James
3. Billie Holiday
4. Ma Rainey
5. Big Mama Thornton
6. Sippie Wallace
7. Ruth Brown
8. KoKo Taylor
9. Memphis Minnie
10. Ida Cox


the greatest female Country vocalists
1. Patsy Cline
2. Alison Krauss
3. Dolly Parton
4. Tammy Wynette
5. Emmylou Harris
6. Trisha Yearwood
7. Loretta Lynn
8. Natalie Maines
9. Patty Loveless
10. k.d. lang


101. Linda Clifford (Red Light)
102. Alicia Keys (Fallin')
103. Maxine Brown (All In My Mind)
104. Shirley Alston (Shirelles) (Will You Love Me Tomorrow)
105. Allanah Myles (Black Velvet)
106. Shakira (Underneath Your Clothes)
107. Dee Dee Sharp (Two Loves)
108. Ketty Lester (Love Letters)
109. Taylor Dayne (Love Will Lead You Back)
110. Tionne Watkins (TLC) (Red Light Special)
111. Belinda Carlisle (The Go-Go's) (Vacation)
112. Bonnie Tyler (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
113. Terri Nunn (Berlin) (Take My Breath Away)
114. Mary Weiss (The Shangri-La's) (Remember (Walking In The Sand))
115. Jill Scott (He Loves Me (Lyzel In E Flat))
116. Queen Latifah (Lush Life)
117. Patty Smyth (Warrior)
118. Laura Branigan (Gloria)
119. Kate Bjelland (Bruise Violet)
120. Aimee Mann (Save Me)
121. Annie Haslam (Renaissance) (Ashes Are Burning)
122. Sheryl Crow (Strong Enough)
123. Siouxsie Sioux (Siouxsie & the Banshees) (Christine)
124. Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) (Songbird)
125. Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone)
126. Joss Stone (Fell In Love With a Boy)
127. Gwen Stefani (No Doubt/Solo) (Don't Speak)
128. Mary Wilson (Supremes) (Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You)
129. Olivia Newton-John (I Honestly Love You)
130. Lesley Gore (You Don't Own Me)
131. Nona Hendryx (Through the Wire)
132. Amy Lee (Evanescence) (My Immortal)
133. Billie Meyers (Kiss the Rain)
134. PJ Harvey (Down By The Water)
135. Beyonce Knowles (Destiny's Child/Solo) (Me Myself & I)
136. Fontella Bass (Rescue Me)
137. Madonna (This Used to Be My Playground)
138. Liz Phair (Divorce Song)
139. Cristina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil) (Falling Again)
140. Gale Garnett (We'll Sing the Sunshine)
141. Tarja Turenen (Nightwish) (Phantom of the Opera)
142. Gloria Gaynor (I Will Survive)
143. Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes) (Whats Up)
144. Aaliyah (Four Page Letter)
145. Carly Simon (Your So Vain)
146. Suzanne Vega (Luka)
147. Fiona Apple (Slow Like Honey)
148. Carole King (Natural Woman)
149. Monica (Street Symphony)
150. Nina Gordon (Tonight and the Rest of My Life)
151. Millie Jackson ((If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right)
152. Exene Cervenka (X) (Because I Do)
153. Martha Davis (Only the Lonely)
154. Joan Jett (I Love Rock 'n' Roll)
155. Kelli Dayton (Sneaker Pimps) (6 Underground)
156. Beth Orton (She Cries Your Name)
157. Nancy Wilson (Heart/Solo) (A Case Of You)
158. Lita Ford (Close My Eyes Forever)
159. Deborah Iyall (Romeo Void) (Never Say Never)
160. Kim Deal (Pixies/Breeders) (Gigantic)
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