Celebrating Women In Rock

by Marissa Rybinski

March is Women’s History Month, a time to celebrate the accomplishments of women around the world and through the ages. I think this is the best time to celebrate a few women who have made important contributions to the world of music, specifically rock music. So here’s ten of my favorite women in rock and some of their greatest hits. 

Note: This list does not rank these artists, it’s just recognizing and appreciating them. 

Joan Jett – Joan Jett and The Blackhearts

  • Bad Reputation
  • I Hate Myself For Loving You
  • I Love Rock N’ Roll

Ann Wilson – Heart

  • Barracuda
  • Magic Man
  • Crazy On You

Debby Harry – Blondie

  • Call Me
  • Heart of Glass
  • One Way Or Another

Janis Joplin

  • Piece of My Heart
  • Half Moon
  • Trust Me

Stevie Nicks – Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks (solo)

  • Edge of 17
  • Landslide
  • Rhiannon

Pat Benatar

  • Heartbreaker
  • Love is a Battlefield

Dolores O’Riordan – The Cranberries

  • Zombie
  • Linger
  • Ode to My Family

Florence Welch – Florence and The Machine

  • Dog Days
  • Hunger
  • Moderation

Taylor Momsen – The Pretty Reckless

  • Heaven Knows
  • Take Me Down
  • Going To Hell

Cass Elliot and – The Mamas and The Papas, Mama Cass

  • California Dreamin’ 
  • Monday, Monday
  • Go Where You Wanna Go

You can hear all of these hits, and more, on FM89!