"It doesn't matter if it is good... (in Contests)

TheHatchetman February 28 2009 6:18 PM EST

It only matters if it ROCKS!"

Noticed that out of over 300 songs on my WMP, I had only two by bands with female leads ("Haunted" by Evanescence, and "All Around Me" by Flyleaf)... So I figured it was time for some affirmative action. I already went and put a bunch more evanescence and flyleaf on my computer... But now, I'm turning to you guys to bring some balance to my playlists! :o

I'm paying 10k for each song that is suggested in this thread by female artists/bands (excluding Flyleaf and Evanescence), that I find to my liking enough to put onto my WMP.

Hints: I don't like techno...
I don't like Country...
I don't like pop...
I'm not looking for "chick music", but more of music by chicks that is able to transcend demographics.
I do like rap, but I don't feel that chicks have the voice for it (I mean seriously... hate to sound sexist, but seriously... Is anybody able to listen to a female rapper without giggling at the "hamster on helium" sound of their voice when trying to use the same air for 12 consecutive lines?)
Basically, this contest is in search of chicks that *rock* (which is why I used the opening line of a song from a band of dudes as a contest header)... Though, if you have what you believe to be a far superior example of the above that I do not like that would be capable of appealing to those turned off by the genre of their music, feel free to post it! After all, I have my preferences, but I'm not closed-minded! ^_^

Goodfish February 28 2009 6:21 PM EST

Don't know if you'll like her, but I've really gotten into Imogen Heap, and I'm usually not into that genre of music (I listen to mostly metal).

Tyriel [123456789] February 28 2009 6:27 PM EST

Lacuna Coil's a good band. I have a friend who likes to rave about them on Facebook. I've personally only listened to one song, "Closer", but I like it. :)

QBJohnnywas February 28 2009 6:27 PM EST

Go check out Patti Smith; albums to listen to are Horses, Radio Ethiopia, Easter and Wave. Albums after that are good, but a lot less rocking. Individual songs; Gloria, Land, 25th Floor, Because The Night.

The Pretenders are a bit lighter, but with some great songs. Brass In Pocket, Kid, Back On The Chain Gang, Middle Of The Road.

First two albums by Garbage, Garbage and Version 2.0 are great, huge huge sound, great songs. One of the members of the band Butch Vig produced Nirvana's Nevermind album. Key songs: Happy When It Rains, Vow, Stupid Girl, Temptation Waits, Push It.

Juliette And The Licks - Coming Around, Got Love To Kill

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs - the whole first album Fever To Kill.

If you like any of these songs btw, you'll like the rest of their stuff.

Goodfish February 28 2009 6:29 PM EST

Also, The Dollyrots are fantastic, kind of a punky sound that I've really gotten into.

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] February 28 2009 6:30 PM EST

Are we allowed to post song names that are Un-PG?

Rubberduck[T] [Hell Blenders] February 28 2009 6:31 PM EST

P J Harvey

Hakai [Aye Phelta Thi] February 28 2009 6:34 PM EST

Black Bullet by Kidney Thieves

Misery Business by Paramore (questionable, but hey, worth a shot)

And I have a few more if I can post them.

TheHatchetman February 28 2009 6:36 PM EST

Un PG song names are a no-no (CM me those). Songs with Un PG lyrics are fine to post, so long as you don't link to them.

InebriatedArsonist February 28 2009 6:49 PM EST

Door #1
Door #2
Door #3

Two doors take you to songs that aren't exactly rock, and one door takes you to a Wendy O Williams music video. Have fun.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 28 2009 6:49 PM EST

Garbage, Hole and The Donnas (yes, that last one is a 'guilty pleasure') are great bands with female leads imo.
Other bands which you can check out are Wicked Wisdom (not my cuppa but maybe yours) and if you like Evanescence you may as well go for Nightwish while you;re at it.
Top Songs:
Garbage:Only Happy When It Rains
Hole:Celebrity Skin
The Donnas:Take It Off
Wicked Wisdom:Something Inside Of Me

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] February 28 2009 6:52 PM EST

Just look up In This Moment

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 28 2009 6:53 PM EST

Forgot Arch Enemy: We Will Rise or Nemesis

Unappreciated Misnomer February 28 2009 6:54 PM EST


{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- February 28 2009 6:55 PM EST

Tristania ----------------------
Full Length Albums
Widow's Weeds (1998)
Beyond the Veil (1999)
World of Glass (2001)
Ashes (2005)
Illumination (2007)

Lacuna Coil ---------------------
Studio albums
In a Reverie (1999)
Unleashed Memories (2001)
Comalies (2002)
Karmacode (2006)
Shallow Life (2009)

Epica --------------------------
Studio albums
2003: The Phantom Agony
2005: Consign to Oblivion
2005: The Score - An Epic Journey
2007: The Divine Conspiracy

Studio albums
1996: Black Earth (reissued in 2007)
1998: Stigmata
1999: Burning Bridges
2001: Wages of Sin
2003: Anthems of Rebellion
2005: Doomsday Machine
2007: Rise of the Tyrant

Other noted bands off the top of my grill...

Within Temptation
Leaves' Eyes
In this Momment

so yah have fun

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] February 28 2009 7:12 PM EST

Six Pence None The Richer,
Stevie Nicks (Even while she was with Fleetwood mac),
TATU <---- HOT!!!!,

To name a few more

DoS February 28 2009 7:21 PM EST

^TATU is good.

fatty the loner February 28 2009 7:21 PM EST

waterproof blonde

Goodfish February 28 2009 7:38 PM EST

You might like No Doubt as well.

Sickone February 28 2009 7:57 PM EST

Nightwish for sure, loads of it.

Adminedyit [Superheros] February 28 2009 7:57 PM EST


Joan Jett

Kitty Kitty


Walls of Jericho


tori amos


i think i hit a whole spectrum with that salvo

Windwalker February 28 2009 8:04 PM EST

Kitties' remake of Pink Floyds "You Better Run" is quite good.

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] February 28 2009 8:06 PM EST

The Cranberries:Zombie
L7:Pretend We're Dead
The Bangles:Walk Like An Egyptian or Manic Monday
Blondie:One Way Or Another or Hanging On The Telephone

Xiaz on Hiatus February 28 2009 8:24 PM EST

St. Vincent - Paris is Burning, a female telecaster player, need I say more?
Emiliana Torrini - Me and Armini.
Fiona Apple - Not about Love.
Little Birdy - Beautiful to Me.

Daz February 28 2009 8:39 PM EST

Within Temptation has already been mentioned, but they're great.

Give 'Stand My Ground' a listen and go from there :P

As for your comment about Female rappers, I can listen to Natalie Portman rapping without gig... okay, I was giggling, but for COMPLETELY different reasons. Look it up on youtube. Find it uncensored for preference. Completely NSFW XD

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] February 28 2009 9:12 PM EST

Hard to believe Kittie wasn't mentioned within the first hour....
Here's two I dislike personally:
Silversun Pickups - Lazy eye
Shiny Toy Guns - Ghost Town

See if this is worth 10k.

j'bob February 28 2009 9:17 PM EST

I've become a fan of pretty much everything P!nk has put out.

I'm not sure about all their music yet, but I'm hooked on "Untouched" by the Veronicas.

As far as rocking songs, White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane (Grace Slick singing) should be on any MP3 player.

I love Joan Jett and the album Fit to Be Tied is a GREAT sampling of how raw and rocking she can sound.

Janis Joplin. !Mercedes Benz! (IMHO goddess of rock)

I love all of Liz Phair's early stuff (Exile in Guyville)... and though she went kinda poppy, her later stuff isn't exactly trash.

As far as female rappers... well, I kinda like Missy Elliot but I do understand your aversion.

Maybe more when I have a minute to look into my iTunes folder. :)

kevlar February 28 2009 9:26 PM EST

The Corrs - Breathless (they also do one of my favorite instrumentals of all time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpXAtVLuw1E)

Hoku - Perfect Day (it's a 'chicky' song, but it rox)

Jordan Sparks - Tattoo

Alicia Keys - No One

Tatu, I agree is pretty cool, but their videos are looney tunes :)

kevlar February 28 2009 9:30 PM EST

hmm that link didn't work.


Admindudemus [jabberwocky] February 28 2009 10:16 PM EST

most of the ones i wanted to say were already mentioned, so to get a little more obscure:

mazzy star
romeo void
natalie merchant, or 10,000 maniacs
the sugarcubes or bjork, especiall the debut album
cocteau twins
melissa etheridge
indigo girls
siouxsie and the banshees
sarah mclachlan
sheryl crow
i will think of a hundred more as i try to sleep tonight!

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] February 28 2009 10:20 PM EST

ohh, forgot a couple of songs, not sure if the chicks always lead but they do in these songs:

the breeders ~ cannonball (that whole album is good also and chick singers)

sonic youth ~ bull in the heather

puscifer ~ the mission, featuring lead vocals by mila jovovovavoomovich

DH February 28 2009 10:27 PM EST

Michael Jackson IMO,

Windwalker February 28 2009 11:52 PM EST

Annie Lennox "I Need a Man" she's got the pipes.

BadFish February 28 2009 11:59 PM EST

Angry Amputees

*throws up the horns*

TheHatchetman March 1 2009 12:51 AM EST

Okay, I've gone through all replies up to 10pm, and so far, winning bands/artists - songs - and suggestors are:

Lacuna Coil - Enjoy the Silence - Tal Destra (via chat before contest went up) and Tyriel (for being the first to post it in forums)
Lacuna Coil - Our Truth - Tal Destra (via chat before contest went up) and Tyriel (for being the first to post it in forums)
Nightwish - Nemo - Zoglog
Nightwish - Amaranth - Zoglog
In This Moment - Prayers - DrAcO
In This Moment - Lost At Sea - DrAcO
Lennon - One or The Other - Hakai
Avril Lavigne - Losing Grip - Hakai
Tristania - Equilibriam - Dinh
Tristania - Destination Departure - Dinh
Waterproof Blonde - Close Your Eyes - evilfatty

Daz get's 50k for his suggestion! Seriously... I bookmarked that... (That makes a total of four bookmarks I have now...)

TheHatchetman March 1 2009 12:57 AM EST

Just sent out the money for the winners posted above, will be checking out more music and deciding on more winners (if any, which there should be, but not necessarily if what's left sucks...). Oh, and still haven't gone through CM suggestions, will get to those tomorrow as well ^_^

TheHatchetman March 1 2009 12:59 AM EST

Oh, and it's still open, in case ya got any more suggestions ^_^

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 1 2009 2:05 AM EST

i will have to CM you as spell check hates me at the moment

Lochnivar March 1 2009 3:49 AM EST

Concrete Blonde - "Wendy", "Bloodletting", and others too

Metric - "Dead Disco", "Combat"

Dragonette - "I Get Around", "Take it like a Man"

Republica - "Ready to Go", "Drop Dead Gorgeous"

Garbage, (as a plus the lead singer is a terminatrix in Sarah Connor Chronicles)

... that's it for now, the middle three bands may be too pop-y for you but heck, what's the harm in trying?

Lochnivar March 1 2009 3:56 AM EST

oh... so maybe I'm not finished...

"Rock Chicks" has to include Pat Benatar (put on your 80s hat)
... and while you have that hat on, Heart

And for a laugh

Live on Release "I'm afraid of Britney Spears"

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 1 2009 4:03 AM EST

Nice one Lurch
"I'm afraid of Britney Spears" lol
ah classic

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 1 2009 4:17 AM EST

i thought up another song
"Zombie" by The Cranberries

{Wookie}-Jir.Vr- March 1 2009 5:02 AM EST

Please realize that I'm not Dinh :D

BluBBen March 1 2009 5:29 AM EST

About everything by Nightwish. Both with old and new singer.

Wasp March 1 2009 5:32 AM EST

Avril Lavigne - Complicated
Avril Lavigne - Sk8ter Boy

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] March 1 2009 2:19 PM EST

Here's some pipes for ya!

Colonel Custard [The Knighthood] March 1 2009 3:12 PM EST

Carole King
Joni Mitchell
Carly Simon
Janis Joplin
Aretha Franklin
Linda Ronstadt
Billie Holiday
Ella Fitzgerald

"Waaaah, I'm a spellcheck, I don't think you spelled people's names correctly because I'm stupid." Really, Aretha isn't in the spellcheck dictionary? She's, like, pretty famous.

TheHatchetman March 2 2009 7:57 PM EST

oops, thought i replied to this yesterday. I'm closing this to new submissions now at least until I've gone over the rest of the suggestions (didn't get around to them yesterday as planned). Though I'll most likely have enough new stuff after that, so it's likely closed for good.

Gonna be sending DrAcO another 50k cuz of how hard "In This Moment" jams (at least their newer stuff... not a fan of their older "screamer band" style... Screaming is okay in moderation (like Linkin Park and Flyleaf in some songs), but if it sounds like a rotweilder got into the recording studio and attacked the microphone, it's not my style :P). I'll likely be reviewing most (if not all) the other suggestions tonight and sending out more prizes (where applicable).

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 2 2009 8:01 PM EST

Tarja Turenen, Nightwish, Within Temptation and Epica. Can't beat that.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 2 2009 8:02 PM EST


TheHatchetman March 2 2009 8:09 PM EST

as a compromise, i'll count tarja but not the others!!! (Mostly because the others have already been suggested :P)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] March 2 2009 8:11 PM EST

Well, Tarja is actually the old lead singer of Nightwish... ;P
Lacuna Coil is also very good. :)

TheHatchetman March 2 2009 8:24 PM EST

noticed LC was hit and miss :P checked out 5 of their songs (i think), only found two worth getting :P

Unappreciated Misnomer March 2 2009 10:18 PM EST

Bjork was not mentioned, Esthero, Madonna....so many other useless names to mention but would be a waste of breathe

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 2 2009 10:56 PM EST

Paramore has a female lead singer. Most of their songs I enjoy listening to, but Im not a huge huge fan.

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] March 2 2009 10:59 PM EST

Seether feat. Amy Lee "Broken"

Korn feat. Amy Lee "Freak on a Leash"

TheHatchetman March 2 2009 11:26 PM EST

hehe... Korn = awesome... Amy Lee = Awesome... Freak on a Leash = Awesome... Korn feat. Amy Lee "Freak on a Leash" = proof that too much of a good thing can be a bad thing ^_^ Though I do very much enjoy Evanescence's remake of Korn's "Thoughtless"

j'bob March 3 2009 12:07 AM EST

Lita Ford. Kiss Me Deadly.

I couldn't help it.

Timberwolf March 3 2009 6:06 AM EST

The band Otep has a female lead. The album I like is Sevas Tra, especially these songs:
  • Battle Ready
  • Blood Pigs
  • Emtee
  • Filthee
  • God is a Gun
  • Jonestown Tea
  • My Confession

Koshka March 3 2009 8:38 AM EST


TheHatchetman March 4 2009 12:55 AM EST

Might've just gotten picky, but wasn't able to find anything worth adding onto any of my playlists :P Don't feel bad if you didn't get a song on my list, you still made 10k just for participating ^_^ IA and Zoglog even won an additional 10k in the "Hatchy forgot he already sent you money" lottery :D

Brings total prizes up to 620k! Great job in helping me to diversify my playlists :P

Lord Bob March 6 2009 5:20 PM EST

I used to like Veruca Salt back in the day, and I haven't seen anyone mention them yet. I wish I could remember some of the song names other than Seether, but that one is good as well.

Lord Bob March 6 2009 5:22 PM EST

Oh, and though it might pain you to associate yourself with Courtney Love, Hole's Live Through This album was excellent. Way better than Celebrity Skin.

TheHatchetman March 6 2009 8:15 PM EST

Not exactly vibing with it (though I will definitely admit it was better than Celebrity Skin!), but I did my best to discard any objections to artists based on who they are and judge solely on a song-by-song basis ^_^ Proof of this is that an Avril Lavigne song made it in... Many people will rave about Flyleaf's "All Around Me", but claim not to like Avril's "Losing Grip" while not even realizing they have soooo many similar qualities (Both songs feature soft rock-ish music and soft slow verses, harder choruses, soft break in the finale. Both display excellent vocal range from singers with *great* singing voices...)

On another note, this thread couldn't have had any more perfect timing! In This Moment is by far my favorite band/artist from this thread (To say the band jams would be an understatement, and her vocal range is like nothing I've heard before! I'd definitely advise checking out songs like "Lost At Sea", "Forever" and "Her Kiss" to name a few!), so I took a few minutes to google tour information, and what do I find about a week away?


Yeah, I'm totally going to be there! ^_^

AdminTal Destra March 6 2009 8:27 PM EST

Mudvayne, In This Moment, and NonPoint are coming to my town in a one night show!

TheHatchetman March 6 2009 8:32 PM EST

Same tour, most likely a different show though. Unless you live a lot closer to me than i thought :P

TheHatchetman March 6 2009 9:03 PM EST

oops... Wrong link :P

SCHWEET! (take 2)

Zoglog[T] [big bucks] March 6 2009 9:26 PM EST

Noticed that everyone including me forgot to mention Rolo Tomassi. I don't know them well enough to name particular songs but have never been let down by their music
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