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These are the best rock bands fronted by women. The band must have a female singer.  Bonus points for multiple women musicians.  From Blondie to The Bangles to the Go-gos, these are the best girl bands, or bands that have female musicians in them. Specifically these bands have to have female vocalists, and some of these women are the best female vocalists of all time!

There's just something about a female rock band. I'm not talking about sex appeal, I'm talking about the music. When rock music is allowed to soar to it's highest heights with a female vocal range, magic can happen. Only women can really belt out rock the way that it is meant to be belted out That is certainly the case with all of these bands!
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Heart 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Heart Pop music, Rock music, Folk rock

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2
+ - 248 214
Blondie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Blondie Hip hop music, Pop punk, New Wave

3
+ - 283 120
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts Rock music, Punk rock, Hard rock

4
+ - 243 168
Pat Benatar 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Pat Benatar New Wave, Rock music, Heavy metal

5
+ - 243 120
Fleetwood Mac 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Fleetwood Mac Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

6
+ - 227 176
The Bangles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Bangles Jangle pop, Girl group, New Wave

7
+ - 179 125
The Go-Go's 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Go-gos Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

8
+ - 184 124
No Doubt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
No Doubt Pop punk, New Wave, Pop music

9
+ - 169 156
Garbage 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Garbage Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

10
+ - 186 99
The Pretenders 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever

11
+ - 191 93
The Runaways 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Runaways Rock music, Heavy metal, Glam rock

12
+ - 162 120
Eurythmics 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Eurythmics Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

13
+ - 182 110
Evanescence 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Evanescence Rock music, Gothic metal, Alternative rock

14
+ - 143 87
Jefferson Airplane 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Jefferson Airplane Blues-rock, Psychedelic folk, Rock music

15
+ - 106 166
Hole 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Hole Noise rock, Grunge, Pop rock

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16
+ - 127 91
The B-52's 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The B-52's New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

17
+ - 170 75
The Cranberries 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

18
+ - 91 115
Berlin 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Berlin Synthpop, New Wave, Rock music

19
+ - 100 123
Florence and the Machine 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Florence and the Machine Neo soul, Baroque pop, Electronica

20
+ - 123 68
Lita Ford 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lita Ford Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

21
+ - 109 116
Siouxsie & the Banshees 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Siouxsie & the Banshees New Wave, Gothic rock, Alternative rock

22
+ - 125 128
Paramore 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Paramore Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

23
+ - 98 104
The Donnas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Donnas Pop punk, Rock music, Garage punk

24
+ - 85 125
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Dance-punk, Rock music, Garage punk

25
+ - 79 101
10,000 Maniacs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
10,000 Maniacs Jangle pop, Rock music, Folk rock

26
+ - 95 108
Veruca Salt 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Veruca Salt Grunge, Power pop, Post-grunge

27
+ - 69 101
Divinyls 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Divinyls New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

28
+ - 89 82
Halestorm 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Halestorm Rock music, Heavy metal, Post-grunge

29
+ - 48 101
Quarterflash 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Quarterflash New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

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+ - 62 100
Indigo Girls 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Indigo Girls Folk rock

31
+ - 49 95
'Til Tuesday 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
'Til Tuesday New Wave, Alternative rock

32
+ - 69 92
Big Brother and the Holding Co... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Big Brother and the Holding Company Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music

33
+ - 61 87
The Corrs 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Corrs Celtic rock, Pop music, Rock music

34
+ - 69 96
L7 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
L7 Riot grrrl, Grunge, Heavy metal

35
+ - 45 92
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians Jangle pop, Blues-rock, Folk rock

36
+ - 47 64
Vixen 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Vixen Glam metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

37
+ - 51 75
Flyleaf 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Flyleaf Nu metal, Rock music, Heavy metal

38
+ - 46 82
t.A.T.u. 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
t.A.T.u. Synthpop, Rock music, Electronic music

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+ - 36 67
Scandal 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Scandal New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

40
+ - 36 91
Grace Potter and the Nocturnal... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 41 87
The Waitresses 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Waitresses New Wave

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+ - 42 85
The Motels 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Motels New Wave, Pop rock, Alternative rock

43
+ - 28 85
Orianthi 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Orianthi Pop punk, Glam metal, Blues-rock

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+ - 42 90
The Ting Tings 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Ting Tings Synthpunk, Synthpop, New Wave

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+ - 43 96
Sleater-Kinney 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Sleater-Kinney Riot grrrl, Rock music, Grunge

46
+ - 39 94
The Distillers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The Distillers Pop punk, Street punk, Alternative rock

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+ - 66 77
Wilson Phillips 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Wilson Phillips Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Pop rock

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+ - 36 94
X-Ray Spex 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
X-Ray Spex New Wave, Punk rock

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+ - 30 85
Lunachicks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
Lunachicks Riot grrrl, Heavy metal, Punk rock

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+ - 12 14
The White Stripes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Chick Rock Bands Ever
The White Stripes Blues-rock, Punk blues, Rock music