Female rock singers are in the ’90s, but male singers are back

Male rock singers who were born in the early ’90S, the decade that brought us Metallica, have been in the spotlight for some time.

They’re still around, in some form, and they’re not quite as popular as they once were.

In 2017, the top 10 male singers of all time were: Bob Dylan, Metallica’s John Petrucci, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Dickinson, Neil Young, Bruce Hornsby, and the Rolling Stones’ Keith Richards.

Their top 10 female singers were: Joan Jett, Barbra Streisand, Patti Smith, Courtney Love, Katy Perry, and Miley Cyrus.

That’s a lot of female rock musicians, but even with the rise of a new generation of female musicians, the gender gap is still significant.

Here are the top female singers of the 90s, ranked by number of albums released, number of top hits, and number of hits on YouTube.


Bruce Springfield, Bob Dylan 2.

Joan Jetta, Bob Marley 3.

The Smiths, The Police 4.

Patti Taylor Band, Pattis Band 5.

Joan Baez, The Blues Brothers 6.

The Beatles, The Beatles 7.

Lady Gaga, Gaga 8.

Britney Spears, Britney 9.

The Beach Boys, The Beach Boy 10.

The Who, The Who