June 13th, 2001

2013

Top women artists

Today I had looked over the 100 Greatest Women of Rock 'N' Roll list on the VH1 website and I was quite surprised that I agree with overall selection of artists. Oh sure, I'd have ranked some women differently of course but I was extremely happy NOT to see Britney Spears or Celine Dion on it. YAY! I think the most pleasing and best surprise was seeing Siouxsie Sioux on it. I really believe most people don't know who she is and those that do don't appreciate her place in the world... ok, honestly I'd been much more happy if she was higher than #96 but hey, it's all good. :o) After a while I wondered just what my Top 100 would look like and then got really confused and starting to want to tear my hair out trying to determine if this particular artist was just slightly better than the other and so on, so, I chopped it down to a manageable Top 25. Here it is:

25. Joan Jett
24. Kristine W
23. Grace Slick
22. The Bangles
21. Kate Pierson and Cindy Wilson [of The B-52s]
20. Dolly Parton
19. Indigo Girls
18. Salt-N-Pepa
17. Cher
16. Melissa Etheridge
15. Alanis Morissette
14. Pat Benatar
13. Janet Jackson
12. Donna Summer
11. Agnetha Fältskog and Anni-Frid Lyngstad [of ABBA]
10. Tina Turner
9. Aretha Franklin
8. (Mama) Cass Elliot and Michelle Phillips [of The Mamas & The Papas]
7. Chrissie Hynde
6. Patsy Cline
5. Debbie Harry
4. Stevie Nicks
3. Siouxsie Sioux
2. Madonna
1. Annie Lennox

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