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Janis Joplin a top 5 female singer. Are these people serious? The rest of the list is good, but including raspy voiced Janice with the other 4 is laughable.
Maybe you need to listen to her a little bit more
No thanks, I’ve already heard enough of Janis Joplin to know that there is no way that she’s one of the top 5 female singers, much less the 2nd best.
I would have Pat Benatar and Linda Ronstadt in place of Joan Jett and Tina Turner. Janis Joplin is also overrated—a lot of screaming, very little singing.
Thanks for that. Pat Benatar is #1
Right , I totally agree with you !
No to Ann Wilson & Janice Joplin. But ultimately it’s a vote from the public. Not you you and me.
What about Grace Slick?
No Chrissie Hynde Pretenders
As it was Cherie Currie who sang lead for The Runaways, you have to question the “scholarship” in this article.
Patti Smith and Chrissie Hynde should be in there…
U 4got Joan Armatrading
Joan is too diverse to be considered rock and roll, infact she doesn’t fit neatly in any genre
Gracie Slick…for sure should be on this list
You got Ann Wilson right. Number one is Mama Cass. Then Linda Ronstadt. Add Dusty Springfield and Judith Durham to complete the best voices in Rock and roll. Honorable mention to Pat Benatar and Rindy Ross.
I agree with loriann
You’ve got to be kidding right? Tina Turner has cemented her place in music but NOT in rock, whoever gave her the title of Queen of rock & roll must have been on crack because she certainly does not sing rock, she sings pop music, there is a difference!!!! Pat Benetar IS the Queen of Rock! With her voice & range Tina is certainly out matched. Pat Benetar belongs high on that list!!
If you focus on Tina’s studio material, you’d be forgiven in thinking she’s not rock but check her out live and you’ll understand why she’s considered rock and roll
Grace Slick, the hippie queen, the OG, precedes all of the others. Thus, a bad list.
Very strong top 3 to be sure and I can see Ann Wilson at #5 but how the hell is Grace Slick not on this list? Not only does she have the greatest voice in rock and roll she wrote two of the greatest rock anthems ever, namely White Rabbit and Somebody to Love
Based on influence alone, Janis Joplin should be number one. Based on overall talent combining both singing and songwriting, Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders should be number two. Joan Jett definitely does NOT belong in the top five. Stevie Nicks and Tina Turner are obvious choices. One could also make an argument for Joni Mitchell, although her music is not really rock ‘n roll. And ladies such as Linda Ronstadt and Grace Slick have certainly contributed more to rock’s history than the female Robert Plant-wannabe Ann Wilson.
Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, Carol King
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