What are your top 10 favorite female singers?

Gregor Samsa

I straighten up, and my position is one of hope.
11 singers in no particular order (except that Maria probably is my no. 1):

Maria Taylor (solo/Azure Ray)

Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)

Rachel Goswell (Slowdive/Mojave 3/Minor Victories)

Patti Smith

Beyoncé

Nico

Billie Holiday

Nina Simone

Victoria LeGrande (Beach House)

Liz Harris (Grouper)

Jesy Fortino (Tiny Vipers)
 
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Manon Flier

Guest
1. Timi Yuro
2. Diana Dors
3. Armatrading, Joan
4. Ayshea
5. Bardot, Brigitte
6.Bassey, Shirley
7. Birkin, Jane
8.Black Box
9.Cogan, Alma
10.Ferrick, Melissa
11.Hardy, Françoise
12. Hynde, Chrissie
13. Marvelettes
14.Mitchell, Joni
15.Nico
16.Pavone, Rita
17. Posey, Sandy
18.Reparata
19. Safka, Melanie
20.Shangri-La's
21. Shapiro, Helen
22. Shaw, Sandie
23. Simone. Nina

24.Sinatra, Nancy
25. Small, Millie

26.Smith, Patti
27.Springfield, Dusty
28. Stefani, Gwen
29.Sundays, The
30. Warwick, Dionne
 

woovee

Member
Siouxsie
PJ Harvey
Shirley Bassey
Nico
Patti Smith
Beth Gibbons
Hope Sandoval
Kim Deal
Debbie Harry
Ella Fitzgerald [out of category for that one :)]
 

SeniorLife

Those who don't know, don't know, they don't know.
Joni Mitchell
Aretha Franklin
Maria Callas
Siouxsie Sioux
Mercedes Sosa
Rita Pavone
Joan Armatrading
Nina Simone
Suzanne Vega
Dolores O'Riordan
Nice...I like Vega and O'riordan too. Good choices. I like The Cranberries but I always felt like she was trying to make them another Smiths. Maybe their styles were just the same. Nonetheless, I liked her style. Be well,
 

Quando quando quando

Well-Known Member
Nice...I like Vega and O'riordan too. Good choices. I like The Cranberries but I always felt like she was trying to make them another Smiths. Maybe their styles were just the same. Nonetheless, I liked her style. Be well,

There is something about that Irish feel in it that I quite like.
The way she sings, pronouncing the words.
And, I thought those albums were very well produced regarding sound quality.
Don't know if they were live as good?
Cheers
 
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Anonymouswithapologies

Guest
the best of all time - elisabeth fraser!

others, not necessarily in this order:

nico
maria callas
shakira
alicia keys
haris alexiou
natalie merchant
hariet wheeler
kate bush
edith piaf
 
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Anonymouswithapologies

Guest
the best of all time - elisabeth fraser!

others, not necessarily in this order:

nico
maria callas
shakira
alicia keys
haris alexiou
natalie merchant
hariet wheeler
kate bush
edith piaf



edit:

debbie harry
grace slick
mercedes sosa
 
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Anonymous

Guest
1. Timi Yuro
2. Diana Dors
3. Armatrading, Joan
4. Ayshea
5. Bardot, Brigitte
6.Bassey, Shirley
7. Birkin, Jane
8.Black Box
9.Cogan, Alma
10.Ferrick, Melissa
11.Hardy, Françoise
12. Hynde, Chrissie
13. Marvelettes
14.Mitchell, Joni
15.Nico
16.Pavone, Rita
17. Posey, Sandy
18.Reparata
19. Safka, Melanie
20.Shangri-La's
21. Shapiro, Helen
22. Shaw, Sandie
23. Simone. Nina

24.Sinatra, Nancy
25. Small, Millie

26.Smith, Patti
27.Springfield, Dusty
28. Stefani, Gwen
29.Sundays, The
30. Warwick, Dionne

... didn't know Brigitte Bardot is a singer
 
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Anonymous

Guest
Siouxsie
PJ Harvey
Shirley Bassey
Nico
Patti Smith
Beth Gibbons
Hope Sandoval
Kim Deal
Debbie Harry
Ella Fitzgerald [out of category for that one :)]

Siouxie's voice is so seductive and just sexy.:yum:
 
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Manon Flier

Guest
... didn't know Brigitte Bardot is a singer

 
In no particular order...

- Tori Amos
- Nina Simone
- Nico
- Anja Franziska Plaschg (a.k.a. Soap and Skin)
- Emily Saliers
- Carly Simon
- Amparo Sanchez
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Amaia Montero
- Björk
:)
 
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Hadrian

Guest
Nico
Mary Margaret O'Hara
Meredith Monk
Elisabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
Neko Case
Kat Bjelland (Babes in Toyland)
Grace Slick (Jefferson Airplane)
Hope Sandoval (Mazzy Star)
Sinéad O'Connor
 

Happy Maudlin

Corinthian and Caricature
In no particular order

PJ Harvey
Elizabeth Fraser
Beth Gibbons
Kate Bush
Tori Amos
Diamanda Galas
Sibylle Baier
Joni Mitchell
Fiona Apple
Kristin Hersh
 
No particular order:
-Kate Bush
-Elizabeth Fraser
-Caroline Crawley (R.I.P.)
-Nina Hagen (early works)
-Rose McDowall (even though she can't really sing)
-Nico
-Claudia Brücken (in Propaganda)
-Lorita Grahame (Colourbox)
-Jarboe
-Lydia Lunch (in Teenage Jesus & the Jerks. I really like her snottiness)

Honorable mention: Amy Linton (Henry's Dress/The Aislers Set). Something about her weirdly boyish voice is very endearing to me. I suppose it reminds me of a certain musician I knew when they (we) were younger. Strangely calming.
 
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