10 Best Female Rock Artists Of The 80's
The 1980's was a great time for music - with powerful female rock artists including these 10 best female rock artists of the 80's. While pop was also a big genre in the 1980's females burst onto to the rock scene and made a name for themselves with a mix of catchy lyrics and hard hitting music. Here are 10 of the best female rock artists of the 1980's for your listening pleasure.
- Pat Benatar - With songs such as "Love Is a Battlefield", Pat Benatar is a legendary rock artist from the 1980's. During the 1980's alone, Benatar had 8 major singles in the top 40.
- Madonna - Known for her crazy wardrobe and catchy songs, Madonna is one of the best known artists from the 1980's. Madonna had 15 major hits in the 1980's, four of which hit the top ten on he charts.
- Cyndi Lauper - Her iconic song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" still serves as a popular anthem for rebellious young girls. In fact this song alone placed in the top ten on the charts and was the second most requested song of 1984.
- Kim Carnes -In the 1980's Kim Carnes hit it big on the rock and pop charts with songs such as" Bette Davis Eyes".
- Joan Jett - As a member of the classic 1980's band Joan Jett & The Balckhearts, Jett is considered one of the best female vocalists of the 1980's. Her best known songs include "I love Rock & Roll" featured in the iconic 80's movie Wayne's World.
- Annie Lennox - Popular in the late1980's, Annie Lennox is popular for several chart topping songs including "Walking on Broken Glass" and "Why" both found on the "Diva" album.
- Martha Davis - Davis served as the lead singer for the popular band The Motels during the 1980's. Hits from The Motels include "Only the Lonely" and "Suddenly Last Summer" which both reached number nine on the charts.
- Susanna Hoffs- Hoffs if best known as the lead singer of the 1980's group The Bangles. Hoffs not only sang lead vocals, but she also played the guitar for the group. The band achieved world wide fame with their number one hit "Walk Like An Egyptian" in 1986.
- Belinda Carlisle - Belinda Carlisle first appeared on the 1980's rck scene in 1978 as the lead singer of the iconic group the Go-Go's. In 1982, the group was nominated for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in part due to their hit song "We Got The Beat".
- Deborah Harry - Harry gave life to punk rock band Blondie with her iconic punk style. Harry and Blondie are best known for their songs "Heart of Glass" and "Parralell Lines". In 1979, Harry was featured on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine and was commonly spotted out on the town with friend and popular artist Andy Warhol.