Yes, I'm writing a list!
I'm not a music expert, in fact I often enjoy music having no idea who wrote or performed it (it's called radio) but I decided to actually figure out who my heroes were, starting with those female rockers that really knew how to give me goosebumps. So this is a list of those that have impressed me the most, not taking into account their whole production because I just don't know their whole production.
5. Janis Joplin
There is a lot with Janis Joplin I actually don't like but that doesn't stop her from being on this list. Not only because of the songs but because I think many of the others on this list wouldn't be there hadn't she been so extreme that they almost seemed normal. Almost.
4. Tina Turner
Well, she was there at the start and I think she's still here. Impressive. I'm impressed. Below is one of the early songs, though "What's love got to do with it" and some versions of "Proud Mary" would have been better if I had found a version I liked.
3. Pat Benetar
This might be unexpected, but I can't not have her today. Some days she just doesn't work for me though.
2. Patti Smith
1. Joan Jett (and the Blackhearts)
Easier to explain with a video than words. Just listen. Yes it's a cover, doesn't matter, she did the song even if she didn't write it.
Yes, other artists that I didn't pick now, but might grow on me and make a future list.
- The Wilson sisters (Nancy and Ann) with their band Heart
- Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders)
- Debbie Harry (of Blondie)
- Patty Smyth
- The Millington sisters (June and Jean) of the band Fanny
- The Pointer sisters (June, Bonnie, Anita and Ruth)