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List Your Favorite Female Vocalists of All-Time
courtesy of Music Listography : Your Life In (Play)Lists

Editor’s Note: Long list follows, you have been warned. Not necessarily in order of favorite, but just how they came to me.

1. Tori Amos

Northern Lad (live)

2. Ani DiFranco

Little Plastic Castles (live)

3. Aimee Mann

Wise Up (live)

4. Barbra Streisand

Evergreen (with Kris Kristofferson, in A Star is Born)

5. Johnette Napolitano

Everybody Knows (live) :: Concrete Blonde

6. Kate Bush

Wuthering Heights

7. Joni Mitchell

Both Sides Now (live)

8. Maria McKee

Why Wasn’t I More Grateful? (live)

9. Courtney Love

Pacific Coast Highway (live) :: Hole

10. Mary Lou Lord

Some Jingle Jangle Morning (live)

11. Stevie Nicks

Rhiannon (live) :: Fleetwood Mac

12. Lana Del Rey

Blue Jeans

13. Tanya Donelly

Pretty Deep (live)

14. Sinead O’Connor

Last Day of Our Acquaintance (live)

15. Janis Joplin

Piece of My Heart (live)

16. Jenny Lewis

You Are What You Love (live)

17. Patsy Cline

I Fall To Pieces

18. Florence Welch

Shake it Out (live) :: Florence and the Machine

19. Natalie Merchant

Wonder (live)

20. Suzanne Vega

Left of Center

21. Chan Marshall

The Greatest (live) :: Cat Power

22. Dolly Parton

Jolene (live)

23. Fiona Apple


24. Emmylou Harris

Pancho and Lefty (live)

25. PJ Harvey

Rid of Me (live)

26. Heather Nova

Maybe an Angel (live)

27. Karen O

Maps :: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

28. Pat Benatar

Promises in the Dark (live)

29. Debbie Harry

Heart of Glass :: Blondie

30. Joan Jett

Crimson and Clover (live)

31. Susanna Hoffs

All I Want (live)

32. Lisa Loeb

Do You Sleep?

33. Liz Phair

Polyester Bride

34. Annie Lennox

Why? (live)

35. Hope Sandoval

Fade Into You (live) :: Mazzy Star

36. Melissa Etheridge

Come to My Window

37. Elizabeth Fraser

Song to the Siren (live)

38. Amanda Palmer


39. Tracy Chapman

Baby Can I Hold You (live)

40. Loretta Lynn

You Ain’t Woman Enough (to Take My Man) (live)

41. Imogen Heap

Hide and Seek (live)

42. Sam Phillips

Baby I Can’t Please You (live)

43. Julee Cruise

Rockin’ Back Inside My Heart

44. Regina Spektor


45. Dusty Springfield

Son of a Preacher Man (live)

46. Amy Winehouse

Back to Black (live)

47. Nina Simone

Feeling Good

48. Olivia Newton-John

If Not For You (live)

49. Carly Simon

You’re So Vain

50. Siouxsie Sioux

Peek-a-Boo :: Siouxsie and the Banshees

51. Linda Ronstadt

You’re No Good (live)

52. Norah Jones

Thinking About You (live)

53. Emily Haines


54. Adele

I Can’t Make You Love Me (live)

55. Bjork

Army of Me

56. Madonna

Like a Prayer

57. Katy Perry

The One That Got Away

58. Alison Mosshart

What a Wonderful World (live)

59. Patti Smith

Dancing Barefoot (live)

60. Lady Gaga

You and I (live)

61. Chrissie Hynde

Back on the Chain Gang :: The Pretenders

62. Belinda Carlisle

Head Over Heels (live) :: The Go-Go’s

63. Juliana Hatfield

What a Life

64. Sarah McLachlan


65. Nancy Sinatra

Bang, Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (live)

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