In "honor" of Women's History Month . . .
March is Women's History Month. So, in "honor" of WHM, here is a list of at least a few of my own favorite female singers and/or bands of all-time.
Pat Benatar was one of the most popular female rock singers of the 70s & 80s with hit songs like "Heartbreaker" & "Hit Me With Your Best Shot". Pat married her guitarist Neil Geraldo in 1982.
Lita Ford was the lead guitarist of the all-female rock band The Runaways before going solo with hit songs like "Kiss Me Deadly" & her duet with Ozzy Osbourne "If I Close My Eyes Forever".
WENDY O. WILLIAMS
Wendy O. Williams was a singer & actress who often fronted the punk band The Plasmatics. She was also known for her "daredevil" stunts both on & offstage. Sadly, Wendy committed suicide in 1998.
Christina-also known as Christy-Amphlett was the lead singer of the "alternative" rock band The Divinyls whose biggest hit was the notorious "I Touch Myself". Christina passed away in 2013.
Joan Jett, along with Lita Ford, was an original member of the all-girl group The Runaways. Joan formed her own band The Blackhearts & had hits like "Bad Reputation" & "I Love Rock & Roll".
Vixen only released a couple of albums before breaking up (& later reunited with new members). Their biggest hit songs were "How Much Love" & "Edge Of a Broken Heart". Guitarist Jan died in 2013.
The Runaways were probably one of the most infamous all-girl bands in rock music history. With members Cherie Currie, Joan Jett & Lita Ford, their biggest hit was the song "Cherry Bomb".
Janis Joplin was one of the biggest female singers of the sixties with songs like "Piece Of My Heart" whose career was tragically cut short after a drug overdose in 1970 after Jimi Hendrix.
Lzzy Hale is the front-woman for the rock group Halestorm (whose brother is also a member). Halestorm's biggest hit has been the aptly-titled "I Get Off". (A nod to "I Touch Myself", perhaps?)
Pink has been one of the most popular singers of the 2000s with hit songs like "Trouble", "You Make Me Sick" & "Just Like a Pill". Pink is known as much for her "attitude" as for her music.
Suzi Quatro is perhaps best known for playing Leather Tuscadero on the "classic" sitcom Happy Days. She's also had hits like "The Wild One" & "Stumblin' In".
Patty Loveless was one of the most popular female country singers of the 1990s with hit songs like "I'm That Kind Of Girl" & "Lonely Too Long". Patty is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
This will likely be my most "controversial" pick for this list but Courtney Love's solo album "America's Sweetheart" is without a doubt one of my most favorite rock albums of all-time.
A precursor to The Pussycat Dolls, Vanity 6 was an all-girl 80s pop group formed by the late Prince. The lingerie-clad group's biggest hit song was "Nasty Girl" from their first & only album.
Judas Priestess, of course, is an all-female "tribute" band of the legendary heavy metal group Judas Priest. Check out their kick-ass cover of "You Got Another Thing Comin'" on Spotify!
CYCLE SLUTS FROM HELL
Yes, believe it or not, the Cycle Sluts From Hell is-or was-a REAL group! They recorded one album & had one hit with "I Wish You Were a Beer". Their members had names like Venus Penis Crusher!
That is, in part, my list of "favorite" female singers.
Please keep in mind this is my own list in case one of your own faves didn't end up on this list. If you want, you can name your faves in the comments or, better yet, you can make your OWN list.