Skip to comments.The top women artists solo EVER
Posted on 02/02/2010 8:19:32 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
OK. So which female artists NOT associated with duo, group etc would make your top 10. Here's mine..in no particular order
Shania Twain..Up isn't just a movie.
Bjork..ok, she was in the sugacubes, but did anyone listen then?
KD Lang..So what she's a Canadian lesbian.
PJ Harvey..Never heard of her..tough!
Alicia keys..Enough said.
Donna Summer..so to annoy everyone, here comes..
Barbara Streisand...One of the most underrated albums = WET
......Bjork, now I used to listen to her years ago
Dude — Alanis Morissette is intolerable. Bjork is almost as bad.
I don’t listen to that many female singers, now that I think of it — and most of them are rock singers (i.e. in a group). I’m with you on Shania Twain. I’d add Carrie Underwood. I like Avril Lavigne pretty well.
Sarah and Loreen are good calls. Too early to decide on Lady though
As far as vocals go, Karen Carpenter could out-sing anyone. I defy someone to find a better vocalist.
I assume this is limited to pop or rock? Otherwise, no top solo women list could be complete without Patsy Cline.
In fact, even if it’s limited to pop and rock, Patsy Cline still probably deserves to be on the list. Too much influence.
100 percent agree, but i did ask no duos!
Kate Bush, good for you.
You have some good ones.
I would have Stevie Nicks on list, Chrissie Hynde and Natalie Merchant.
And Bonnie Raitt should be on that list too.
There it is...Nancy Wilson. Hard pressed to top that one!
Solo makes it challenging because so many of my favorites are only with a group. (several of these are both with a group and have solo projects).
Alecia Beth Moore (Pink)
Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin (Enya)
Does Boy George count?
and additional votes for Neko Case, Lucinda Williams, Kate Bush
Ella Fitzgerald - Hands down the best!
Joan Baez (hate the politics/love the music)
Aimee Mann...if we can forget Bjork was in the Sugarcubes, we can forget that Aimee fronted ‘Til Tuesday
Though she did start with 10,000 Maniacs...she has had a great solo career.
I want to add Etta James to the list...
Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Holiday, Etta James, Koko Taylor...
I like old school.
I would so much like to have added Tara!
Jane Olivor, particularily her 1977 release “Chasing Rainbows”..one of the top 5 (unknown) albums of the entire ‘70’s, in my opinion. Jane Olivor has one of the most beautiful voices on earth. (she has been described as an American Edith Piaf.) Her control and phrasing is breathtaking.
I still listen to this album at least twice each month..yes, sometimes more often. Even after some 33 years; “Chasing Rainbows” is still one of the finest albums that I’ve ever heard. It’s still in print too! Check out Amazon..
I knew I shouldn’t have added Bjork :-)
Anyone add Sade?
Great “get the babe in the mood” music. LOL.
Sarah Vaughn....the Divine
Diane Krall.....Ms Coooool
Eartha Kitt.....exuded SEEEEX
Doris Day.......when she was with the Big Bands
Eydie Gorme.....when she was on her Latin Kick (Sabor a mi)
Barbara Cook....great in musicals
Nancy Wilson....met her once in Puerto Rico..que bella
Yma Sumac......not well known but what a set of pipes
Rosey Clooney..she could do anything... remember “commana my housa?
I’d put Streisand in for talent but any “artist” with God-given talents who thinks we care about their political
views is off my list.
I have never heard of her, BUT I will try to find some of her music..THX
I’ll add my vote for Karen Carpenter ... like hot silky chocolate over cold vanilla ice-cream ...
You left out Dinah Washington....
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