Top 10 Best Female Rock Singers

Joan Jett

She is an American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and occasionally actress. Jett is best known for her work as her band’s frontwoman Joan Jett & the Blackhearts and for having previously founded and performed with the Runaways, who recorded and released the hit song “Cherry Bomb.” For seven weeks in 1982 the Blackhearts ‘version of the song “I Love Rock’ n Roll” was number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Many notable hit songs from Jett include “Poor Reputation,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Do You Wanna Touch Me (Oh Yeah),” “Light of Day,” “I Hate Myself to Love You” and “Dirty Deeds.”

Together with drummer Sandy West, Jett was a founding member of the Runaways. Jackie Fox, Lita Ford and Cherie Currie soon joined the band after the brief tenure of singer and bass guitarist Micki Steele to complete the band, forming the classic lineup. Although Currie initially fronted the band, Jett shared some lead vocals, played rhythm guitar, and together with Ford, West, and Currie wrote or co-wrote a lot of the band’s music. This lineup released three albums, with Live in Japan being one of the most successful imports in the history of the United States and the UK.

Juliette Lewis

Juliette Lake Lewis is an American actress and singer who is known for portraying offbeat characters, often in dark-themed films. Throughout the early 1990s Lewis became a “it girl” of American cinema, starring throughout numerous independent and arthouse movies. Her accolades include a Pasinetti Award, a nomination for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe nomination and a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award.

In TV movie Home Fires (1987), Lewis made her first big screen appearance. The Los Angeles Times ‘Howard Rosenberg praised Lewis’ performance in the film, writing that she “lights up the screen.” Subsequently, she appeared on the television show I Married Dora, which ran from 1987 to 1988. At the age of fourteen, she was legally (at their approval) emancipated from her parents in order to encourage her to work more freely.

Taylor Momsen

Taylor Michel Momsen is a former actress, American singer, songwriter, model, and. She is known for playing Jenny Humphrey’s mother in The CW’s teen drama series Gossip Girl (2007–2012) and Cindy Lou Who in the movie How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000). She was best known for being the frontwoman of the American rock band The Pretty Reckless following her retirement from acting.

She began playing Jenny Humphrey’s character in The CW television show Gossip Girl in 2007, based on Cecily von Ziegesar’s book series. Momsen’s appearances on the series became ever more sporadic, and she had only appeared in four episodes by the end of the first half of the fourth season. It was then announced that an indefinite hiatus from the show would be scheduled for the actress, which ended with her leaving the series as a regular cast member following the completion of the fourth season in 2011.

Amy Lee

Amy Lee and her band Evanescence are frequently underrated in their influence on the world of punk, goth metal and pop. Amy Lee is a rock goddess, frequently replicated but never duplicated, who is idolized for her iconic sense of voice, music and fashion. She is known for her grounded mentality behind the scenes, philanthropic activities and recent efforts to make family friendly music. Her overall contributions to music, as one of the most talented songwriters on the planet, make her one of the most respected female singer-songwriters in rock n’roll.

Betty Moon

Betty Moon is a singer, vocalist, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and businessman. Moon is a four-time nominated artist from CASBY who has recorded nine studio albums, including the full length, Hellucination released in 2019.

Amourphous, produced / released by Moon in 2014, features the track, “Valentine,” mixed by Chris Lord-Alge. In 2015, Moon released her seventh album Pantomania, which debuted on the airplay charts of College Radio in the Top 10 and saw her two singles “No Good” and “Firehose” enjoying airplay on KLOS Radio from L.A.

Betty Moon was originally raised in Toronto, Canada. In his early 20s, her father, a restaurateur and musician from Alexandria, Egypt, immigrated to New York City. After relocating to Toronto Moon’s father married and had three children, two of whom became musicians just like himself. Music has always been a part of Moon’s growing up life and for local musicians and artists alike the Coachhouse studio on their home property has always been a meeting place.

Patti Smith

Rolling Stone, one of the most influential songwriters, politicians, authors and visual artists of our time, has rightly listed Patti Smith among the top 100 greatest artists. With a rich past spanning decades, Smith’s sides attract artistic types in various entertainment avenues. She is best known to those who are unfamiliar with Patti Smith for her 1978 hit “For The Night,” which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen. It was number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 list, and number 5 on the UK list. In 2007 she was also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Stevie Nicks

Stephanie Lynn Nicks is a songwriter and American singer. Nicks is best known for her work as Fleetwood Mac songwriter and vocalist, and her chart-topping success as a soloist. She is known for her unique voice, mystical stage persona and symbolic poetic lyrics. Her work as a member of both Fleetwood Mac and as a solo artist has produced over forty top 50 hits and sold over 140 million records, making her one of Fleetwood Mac’s bestselling music acts of all time.

Nicks joined her then-boyfriend, Lindsey Buckingham, on Fleetwood Mac in 1975. Rumors, the second album of Fleetwood Mac after the integration of Nicks and Buckingham, was the best-selling album of the year of its release and has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide to date, making it the fifth-largest studio album ever. For 31 weeks the album stayed number one on the American album chart and reached number one in various countries around the world. The album won the Album of the Year Grammy Award in 1978.

PJ Harvey

Harvey started her career as a vocalist, guitarist, and saxophone player in 1988, when she joined the local band Automatic Dlamini. The frontman of the band, John Parish, will be becoming her long-term collaborator. She formed an eponymous trio in 1991 and later began her career in the profession. Before disbanding the trio released two studio albums, Dry (1992) and Rid of Me (1993), after which Harvey continued to work as a solo artist. Since 1995, with collaborations from various musicians including John Parish, former bandmate Rob Ellis, Mick Harvey, and Eric Drew Feldman, she has released another nine studio albums and has also worked extensively with record producer Flood.

In July 1988, Harvey became a member of Automatic Dlamini, a Bristol-based band with which she gained extensive experience in ensemble-playing. The band was formed in 1983 by John Parish, and consisted of a rotating line-up that included Rob Ellis and Ian Oliver at various times. In 1987 Harvey met Parish through a mutual friend Jeremy Hogg, the slide guitarist of the band. She played saxophone, guitar and background vocals and toured widely in the early days of the band, including concerts in East and West Germany, Spain and Poland to support the band’s debut studio album, The D is for Drum. A second European tour was in June and July 1989.

Sheryl Crow

She is an American musician, songwriter, actor, and actress. Her music combines elements such as pop, rock, western, jazz, and blues. She has released 10 studio albums, 4 compilations, 2 live albums and contributed to a variety of movie soundtracks. Her most popular songs include “All I Wanna Do” (1993), “Strong Enough” (1993), “If It Makes You Happy” (1996), “Everyday Is a Winding Road” (1996), “Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)” (the theme song for the same-name James Bond film), “My Favorite Mistake” (1998) and “Soak Up the Sun” (2002).

Florence Welch

She is an English singer, guitarist, songwriter, record producer, poet and artist. She is the vocalist and principal songwriter for the Florence and the Machine indie rock project. Florence and the Machine’s debut album, Lungs, was released in 2009; after 28 consecutive weeks on the chart, the album reached top spot in the UK on 17 January 2010. In 2010, Lungs received the Brit Award for Best British Song. Ceremonials, the group’s second studio album, released in October 2011, debuted at number one in the UK and number six in the US.

According to Welch, the band name “Florence + the Machine” had “started out as a private joke that got out of control. I made music with my friend, whom we called Isabella Machine, to whom I was Florence Robot. I still didn’t have a name when I was about an hour away from my first gig, so I thought ‘Okay, I’m going to be Florence Robot/Isa Machine,’ until I realized the name was so long the it would drive me crazy.” In 2006, Welch’s performances with Isabella Summers started to gain recognition at small venues in London under the joint name Florence Robot / Isa Computer.