Top 8 All-Girl Bands

Dave, aka Oklahoma Lefty, thought up this list.

This is a list of my top 8 all-girl bands. They are listed here in chronological order. That is, listed by order of when the band started.

220px-Runaways1.  The Runaways

This band mixed elements of hard rock and punk rock included such iconic girl rockers Joan Jett and Lita Ford.

They were only together for 4 years but in that time they released 3 studio albums, including the self-titled debut which included the hit “Cherry Bomb” and 1 live album.

Official website. Wikipedia article.

go-gos2.  The Go-Go’s

Started in 1978 in Los Angeles, California, this new wave/pop-rock band was one of the first all-girl bands to write their own songs and play their own instruments. Their debut album, Beauty and the Beat was released in 1981. They followed it with 3 more full-length albums, Vacation in 1982, Talk Show in 1984, and God Bless The Go-Go’s in 2001.

Official website. Wikipedia article.

bangles3.  The Bangles

This pop rock band started in Los Angeles in 1981. Their hits include “Walk Like an Egyptian,” “Manic Monday,” and “Hazy Shade of Winter.” They have released 5 albums, including 1986’s Different Light, as well as several compilation albums.

Official website. Wikipedia article.


bratmobile4.  Bratmobile

This punk rock band hails from Olympia, Washington. They started their career in 1991. They have released albums for labels such as Kill Rock Starts and Lookout Records. They were part of the “riot grrrl” movement that, musically speaking, was a mish-mash of pop, surf rock, and garage rock.

Wikipedia article.

donnas5.  The Donnas

These girls started their band in Palo Alto, California in 1993. They have released 7 studio albums, the most recent being 2007s Bitchin’ as well as a 2009 compilation album.

Wikipedia article. Facebook page.


eyeliners6.  The Eyeliners

Starting in 1995, this pop punk group formed in Albuquerque, New Mexico and stayed together until 2005. They released 7 studio albums and 2 compilations.

Official website. Wikipedia article.



sds7.  Same Day Service

This pop-punk band was formed in 1998. Originally from Oklahoma, this band bills itself from Austin, TX. Not really sure if the band is still around.

Band info. MySpace page.



badcop-badcop8.  Bad Cop/Bad Cop

This melodic punk rock band hails from Southern California and started in 2011. They are currently signed to Fat

Wreck Chords, for whom they have recorded the EP Boss Lady.

Bandcamp site. Facebook page.


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