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POLL - The WEAKEST LINK of FEMALE FRONTED BANDS - FINALS

MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 8,854
edited January 15 in Other Music
Hope everyone is having fun with these WEAKEST LINK polls. With the new poll we will decide the best "Female Fronted Band". Now I decided to not include all girl bands like The Bangles or Go Go's, and wanted to stay away from bands with the singer's name in the band name like Blondie or Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

So with this one I came up with 10 for us to debate about and choose from.

Disclaimer: I know there are thousands of great bands with female leads, I could not include them all and I want to be the first to say I am sorry for not including your favorite. These are just the ones that came to my mind.

Remember you are going to pick the band that you think is the "Weakest Link" after 2 days I remove the band with the most votes. We will then have our Champion.

Thanks again for playing, and Happy Holidays!

Eurythmics - Eliminated Round 4
No Doubt - Eliminated Round 3
Evanescence - Eliminated Round 2
Garbage - Eliminated Round 3
The Pretenders
The Cranberries - Eliminated Round 4
The Dead Weather - Eliminated Round 2
Heart
Hole - Eliminated Round 1
Paramore - Eliminated Round 1
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POLL - The WEAKEST LINK of FEMALE FRONTED BANDS - FINALS 40 votes

The Pretenders
67%
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Heart
32%
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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 4,450
    The Pretenders
    Definitely 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 4,450
    The Pretenders
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 
    Easily
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 23,765
    The Pretenders
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 

    Heart remains a staple in my local stations programing.  Pretenders as well but to a lesser extent than Heart
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  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 4,450
    The Pretenders
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 

    Heart remains a staple in my local stations programing.  Pretenders as well but to a lesser extent than Heart
    I’m actually shocked that the band that wrote Back in the Chain Gang is still in this. 
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    Reminds me of AOR dayzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon WinnipegPosts: 29,194
    The Pretenders
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!
    ....courage is fear that just said its prayers....


  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!

    LOL, that is THE only Heart song I know.  I believe it has been played approximately 950,000,000 times on the radio.  :lol:
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • pjhawkspjhawks Posts: 11,250
    The Pretenders
    very tough choice.  I think Heart is slightly better because their top songs to me are a bit better and more legendary than the Pretenders.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    Looks like it will soon be time to say congratulations to Heart, and look forward to whatever it is MedozK comes up with next.
    As always, it's been fun!
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • MedozKMedozK TennesseePosts: 8,854
    brianlux said:
    Looks like it will soon be time to say congratulations to Heart, and look forward to whatever it is MedozK comes up with next.
    As always, it's been fun!
    Still lots of time. Only 16 votes so far, we usually get between 40 and 50. So you still gotta chance.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    MedozK said:
    brianlux said:
    Looks like it will soon be time to say congratulations to Heart, and look forward to whatever it is MedozK comes up with next.
    As always, it's been fun!
    Still lots of time. Only 16 votes so far, we usually get between 40 and 50. So you still gotta chance.

    Wow, I didn't know we were getting that many votes.

    HOLD THE PRESSES!  :lol:
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 755
    The Pretenders
    brianlux said:
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!

    LOL, that is THE only Heart song I know.  I believe it has been played approximately 950,000,000 times on the radio.  :lol:
    Alone is my favorite song of theirs:

  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 23,875
    Heart
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 

    Heart remains a staple in my local stations programing.  Pretenders as well but to a lesser extent than Heart
    I’m actually shocked that the band that wrote Back in the Chain Gang is still in this. 
    That's an excellent song about rebuilding her band after the death of one member from drugs, and firing another because he was headed that way.  I mean it's not about getting you "Alone", but it's pretty damn good. 

    B side was My City Was Gone, which I think is a better song than Heart ever wrote.  
  • 1ThoughtKnown1ThoughtKnown Calgary ABPosts: 4,450
    The Pretenders
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 

    Heart remains a staple in my local stations programing.  Pretenders as well but to a lesser extent than Heart
    I’m actually shocked that the band that wrote Back in the Chain Gang is still in this. 
    That's an excellent song about rebuilding her band after the death of one member from drugs, and firing another because he was headed that way.  I mean it's not about getting you "Alone", but it's pretty damn good. 

    B side was My City Was Gone, which I think is a better song than Heart ever wrote.  
    A song can be about a lot of things, doesn’t make it good. I bet there are a lot of death or Viking metal songs about the same subject that I don’t like.
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 23,875
    Heart
    mrussel1 said:
    mickeyrat said:
    brianlux said:
    Heart beating Pretenders?  
    :lol: 

    Heart remains a staple in my local stations programing.  Pretenders as well but to a lesser extent than Heart
    I’m actually shocked that the band that wrote Back in the Chain Gang is still in this. 
    That's an excellent song about rebuilding her band after the death of one member from drugs, and firing another because he was headed that way.  I mean it's not about getting you "Alone", but it's pretty damn good. 

    B side was My City Was Gone, which I think is a better song than Heart ever wrote.  
    A song can be about a lot of things, doesn’t make it good. I bet there are a lot of death or Viking metal songs about the same subject that I don’t like.
    And fortunately, it is good.  
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 16,022
    The Pretenders
    Probably my two favorite female lead vocalists of all time.  Extremely tough choice, but I'm just ever so slightly a bigger Heart fan.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    hihobibo said:
    brianlux said:
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!

    LOL, that is THE only Heart song I know.  I believe it has been played approximately 950,000,000 times on the radio.  :lol:
    Alone is my favorite song of theirs:


    Totally respect your opinion and glad you like it. 
    To my ears, the big hair band/ big production just doesn't work.  I need more of the grit that a band like The Pretenders have to get excited about music.
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 23,875
    Heart
    brianlux said:
    hihobibo said:
    brianlux said:
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!

    LOL, that is THE only Heart song I know.  I believe it has been played approximately 950,000,000 times on the radio.  :lol:
    Alone is my favorite song of theirs:


    Totally respect your opinion and glad you like it. 
    To my ears, the big hair band/ big production just doesn't work.  I need more of the grit that a band like The Pretenders have to get excited about music.
    Yes exactly.  Too much polish,  too 80s. Pretenders are classic rock style. 
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,915
    Heart
    Ok I need help. Which three songs of each band should I listen to to make a decision??
  • hihobibohihobibo Tampa, FLPosts: 755
    The Pretenders
    mrussel1 said:


    Totally respect your opinion and glad you like it. 
    To my ears, the big hair band/ big production just doesn't work.  I need more of the grit that a band like The Pretenders have to get excited about music.
    Yes exactly.  Too much polish,  too 80s. Pretenders are classic rock style. 
    Haha, I am a big fan of hair metal so that definitely fits why I like the song.
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    Heart
    mrussel1 said:
    brianlux said:
    hihobibo said:
    brianlux said:
    OOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH.....BARACUDA!

    LOL, that is THE only Heart song I know.  I believe it has been played approximately 950,000,000 times on the radio.  :lol:
    Alone is my favorite song of theirs:


    Totally respect your opinion and glad you like it. 
    To my ears, the big hair band/ big production just doesn't work.  I need more of the grit that a band like The Pretenders have to get excited about music.
    Yes exactly.  Too much polish,  too 80s. Pretenders are classic rock style. 

    The 80's were such a strange musical mixed bag, running the gamut from the very highly polished, to the grimiest hardcore.  And poor Neil Young trying to find his way through the whole mess. 
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 23,875
    Heart
    JPPJ84 said:
    Ok I need help. Which three songs of each band should I listen to to make a decision??
    Pretenders:
    1. Brass in Pocket
    2. Middle of the Road
    3. My City Was Gone (personal fav, I'm from Ohio)
    popular others:
    4. Back on the Chain Gang
    5. Don't Get Me Wrong
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,915
    Heart
    mrussel1 said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    Ok I need help. Which three songs of each band should I listen to to make a decision??
    Pretenders:
    1. Brass in Pocket
    2. Middle of the Road
    3. My City Was Gone (personal fav, I'm from Ohio)
    popular others:
    4. Back on the Chain Gang
    5. Don't Get Me Wrong
    Cool, thanks! Anyone with Heart tipps?
  • mrussel1mrussel1 Posts: 23,875
    Heart
    JPPJ84 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    Ok I need help. Which three songs of each band should I listen to to make a decision??
    Pretenders:
    1. Brass in Pocket
    2. Middle of the Road
    3. My City Was Gone (personal fav, I'm from Ohio)
    popular others:
    4. Back on the Chain Gang
    5. Don't Get Me Wrong
    Cool, thanks! Anyone with Heart tipps?
    Probably:

    1. Barracuda
    2. Magic Man
    3. Crazy on You

    My personal favorite is probably Dog and the Butterfly, but I don't love the band.  Respect them though. 
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,915
    Heart
    mrussel1 said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    mrussel1 said:
    JPPJ84 said:
    Ok I need help. Which three songs of each band should I listen to to make a decision??
    Pretenders:
    1. Brass in Pocket
    2. Middle of the Road
    3. My City Was Gone (personal fav, I'm from Ohio)
    popular others:
    4. Back on the Chain Gang
    5. Don't Get Me Wrong
    Cool, thanks! Anyone with Heart tipps?
    Probably:

    1. Barracuda
    2. Magic Man
    3. Crazy on You

    My personal favorite is probably Dog and the Butterfly, but I don't love the band.  Respect them though. 
    Excellent, thanks again :)
  • JPPJ84JPPJ84 Hamburg, Germany Posts: 2,915
    Heart
    Not entirely convinced by either but The Pretenders win for me. Turns out I knew Crazy on You though
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,856
    Heart
    I almost couldn't decide which band I think is worse here...
  • brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain.Posts: 36,059
    edited January 10
    Heart
    I almost couldn't decide which band I think is worse here...

    Which female led band would you have wanted to win?
    Mine would be either Blake Babies or Juliana Hatfield Three (Julian Hatfield), Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin), or 10,000 Maniacs (Natalie Merchant).
    (Edit: beside Pretenders, of course).
    Post edited by brianlux on
    "I believe in the mystery, and I don't want to take it any further than that. Maybe what I mean by that is love."
    -John Densmore











  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 29,856
    Heart
    brianlux said:
    I almost couldn't decide which band I think is worse here...

    Which female led band would you have wanted to win?
    Mine would be either Blake Babies or Juliana Hatfield Three (Julian Hatfield), Big Brother and the Holding Company (Janis Joplin), or 10,000 Maniacs (Natalie Merchant).
    (Edit: beside Pretenders, of course).
    I wanted the Eurythmics.  Loved them.
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