Rock music’s popularity is a well-known fact. Rock originated as “rock and roll” in 1950s in America. Although it has been around for almost sixty years, Rock still remains a male-fronted territory. Unlike other music genres like Pop, Techno, Country etc., there are a very few rock bands with female leads in existence, and even fewer that have received justifiable appreciation. In the past two decades, a lot of female artists have entered this male-dominated industry and made an undeniable imprint in the hearts of Rock lovers.
Here’s a list of our favorite female rock artists:
Amy Lee is the lead vocalist of the band ‘Evanescence’. She has the most exquisite and thrilling voice, the variation in her notes is just divine. Along with a striking voice, Amy Lee is a very skilled lyricist and pianist too. Some of the most popular songs by her band Evanescence:
Bring Me To Life
What You Want
Haley Williams is the lead singer of one of the most popular pop-punk rock bands, ‘Paramore’. Haley has a very unique style in singing and is a brilliant song-writer. She gained success by singing hardcore punk song but later the band resorted to Alternative and Soft Rock.
The Only Exception
Florence Welch of ‘Florence and the Machine’ is the icon of Indie Rock. The band’s first album ‘Lungs’ was on the top charts for ten weeks. Florence and the Machine’s music is a combination of various genres, including rock and soul. A few must-try songs by Florence and the Machine:
Dog Days Are Over
No Light, No Light
Shake It Out
Avril Lavigne is renowned as the princess of punk rock. Lavigne is the youngest female soloist to reach No. 1 in the UK top charts. Her albums are an extensive assortment of music and lyrics, ranging from upbeat party songs, to deeper melodies. Here are a few Avril’s best songs:
What The Hell
Sharon den Adel
Sharon den Adel is a Dutch vocalist and composer, lyricist and one of the founding members of the Dutch symphonic metal/rock band Within Temptation. She has performed with various bands, since the age of 14. She is a very resourceful and capable singer who is equally adept at singing powerfully with a full orchestra and choir as she is at singing quietly and emotionally with just a piano. A few Within Temptation songs that rocked the world are:
Almost every rock fan will recognize these names anywhere. Never mind rock fans, or just music fans, almost anyone would recognize some of these names. The music created by these ingenious girls is just like a heart print; you can’t listen and ignore them ever. These Rock divas have risen to the top of the charts and showed the world that Girls Can Rock Too! If you like Alternative Rock, Punk, or Metal, it’s a guarantee that at least a few songs from the bands mentioned above are in your playlist.