100 Greatest Female Rock Singers of the 80s and 90s

Top 100 Female Rock Singers of the 80s and 90s

100 Greatest Female Rock Singers of the 80s and 90s
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Women in rock have enthralled audiences with their profound voices. Here’s a showcase of the best rock singers of the 80s and 90s.

The 60s gave rise to a new musical movement. Free expression in songs reached another level in the flower-power 60s. The decade led to numerous bands and artists paving the way for musical ideas for music genres in the future. The folk movement that became hugely popular in the 60s led to many artists experimenting musically. The decade witnessed the rise of woman power in realms of music. Young women took too music inspired by the folk movement.

While the mid- 60s launched the careers of many female rock singers, it was the 80s that gave many female rock singers their true identity and fame.

Female Rock Singers in the 80s and 90s

Thanks to the television boom, the 80s propelled alternative musical acts to mainstream. A number of female singers who had failed to garner attention with their singing style in the 70s, made a big splash in the 80s. Also, music television channels, MTV in particular helped bands and artists reach a wider audience. A number of all girl rock bands became immensely popular in the 80s and 90s. Also, the 80s is notable for being a decade for band members embarking on solo careers. A number of female singers gained popularity with their fiery brand of singing in the 80s and 90s.

The rock movement was strengthened in the 80s with many new subgenres emerging. A number of female rock singers reached their height of popularity in mainstream rock and in the alternative rock/punk rock scene in the 80s and 90s. Needless to say, female singers took the glam quotient to a new level in these decades. A significant number of female rock vocalists of the 80s and 90s have inspired a new brigade of female crooners in various rock genres post 2000.

The space below showcases a list of female singers who had considerable success in the 80s and 90s.

  1. Joan Jett
  2. Annie Lennox (Eurythmics)
  3. Cyndi Lauper
  4. Pat Benatar
  5. Chrissie Hynde (Pretenders)
  6. Ann Wilson (Heart)
  7. Grace Slick (Starship)
  8. Joni Mitchell
  9. Tori Amos
  10. Stevie Nicks (Fleetwood Mac)
  11. Debbie Harry (Blondie)
  12. Linda Ronstadt
  13. Suzanne Vega
  14. Bonnie Tyler
  15. Shirley Manson (Garbage)
  16. Alanis Morissette
  17. Sarah McLachlan
  18. Kate Bush
  19. Laura Branigan
  20. PJ Harvey
  21. Siouxsie Sioux
  22. Belinda Carlisle
  23. Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  24. Lydia Lunch
  25. Susanna Hoffs (The Bangles)
  26. Alannah Myles
  27. Patti Smith
  28. Lita Ford
  29. Exene Cervenka
  30. Kim Carnes
  31. Suzi Gardner
  32. Patty Smyth
  33. Debbie Gibson
  34. Liz Phair
  35. Bjork
  36. Cher
  37. Joan Armatrading
  38. Suzi Quatro
  39. Melissa Etheridge
  40. Katrina Leskanich (Katrina and the Waves)
  41. Tracy Chapman
  42. Fiona Apple
  43. Marie Fredriksson (Roxette)
  44. Sinead O’Connor
  45. Bonnie Raitt
  46. Donita Sparks (L7)
  47. Gwen Stefani
  48. Tiffany Darwish
  49. Sheryl Crow
  50. Lee Aaron
  51. Rickie Lee Jones
  52. Kat Bjelland
  53. Nina Hagen
  54. Dolores O’Riordan
  55. Siobhan Fahey(Bananarama)
  56. Juliana Hatfield (The Blake Babies)
  57. Lydia Canaan
  58. Marianne Faithfull
  59. Hope Sandoval
  60. Kim Gordon
  61. Meredith Brooks
  62. Lisa Germano
  63. Elizabeth Frsaser (Cocteau Twins)
  64. Skin (Skunk Anasie)
  65. Edie Brickell
  66. Tanya Donnelly
  67. Nina Persson
  68. Andrea Corr (The Corrs)
  69. Courtney Love (Hole)
  70. Danielle Dax
  71. Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill)
  72. Sophie Ellis- Bextor (Theaudience)
  73. Linda Thompson
  74. Robin Beck
  75. Alison Statton (Young Marble Giants)
  76. Carly Simon
  77. Beth Gibbons (Portishead)
  78. Kim Deal (The Breeders)
  79. Tracey Thorn (Everything but the Girl)
  80. Jennifer Charles (Elysian Fields)
  81. Elkie Brooks
  82. Joan Osbourne
  83. Dale Bozzio
  84. Sharleen Spiteri
  85. Toni Halliday (Curve)
  86. Suze DeMarchi
  87. Wnndy James (Transvision Vamp)
  88. Hazel O’Connor
  89. Saffron (Republica)
  90. Sophie B. Hawkins
  91. Eva O (Christian Death)
  92. Toni Childs
  93. Sonja Kristina
  94. Josie Cotton
  95. Carol Decker (T’Pau)
  96. Julianne Regan
  97. Lisa Loeb
  98. Rachel Goswell (Slowdive)
  99. Barbara Manning
  100. Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes)

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