Top 5 Females on your Ipod

Simple. Look at your Top 25 Most Played. What are the top 5 songs by a female artist, or featuring a female vocalist?


“Baby Don’t You Break My Heart Slow” - Vonda Shepard
“Pancho and Lefty” - Emmylou Harris
“The Vultures Fly High” - Renaissance
“Channel Z” - B-52s
“He Thinks He’ll Keep Her” - Mary Chapin Carpenter

  1. “Don’t get me wrong” - The Pretenders
  2. “Don’t come the cowboy with me” - Kirsty Maccoll,
  3. “They don’t know” - Kirsty Maccoll
  4. “Jolene” - Dolly Parton (who I’m going to see on Sunday - woohoo!)
  5. “Cornflake Girl” - Tori Amos

Cassandra Wilson
Joni Mitchell
Sarah Harmer
Sarah McLaughlin

Because I tend to listen to the whole album rather than a specific song, none of the play counts show any one song played more than the rest.

I don’t use an iPod, BUT if I did, it would be very obvious-

Tori Amos
Sarah MacLachlan
Kate Bush

The Burns Sisters - “Listen to the Beat of a Heart”
Tracey Ullman - “They Don’t Know”
Eileen Ivers - “Paddy in Zululand”
Laurie Anderson - “O Superman”
Tish Hinojosa - “God’s Own Open Road”
Kirtsy MacColl - “He Never Mentioned Love”

Okay, so that’s six … shoot me.

“The Big Guns,” Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins
“Kingsport Town,” Eleni Mandell
“Long Time Gone,” The Dixie Chicks
“Churches Off the Interstate,” Laura Cantrell
“You’re No Rock and Roll Fun,” Sleater-Kinney

The next 5 are all Jenny Lewis or Pretenders songs.

Don’t Think Twice - Susan Tedeschi
Time After Time - Cassandra Wilson
One Belief Away - Bonnie Raitt
Can’t Let Go - Lucinda Williams
Push It - Garbage

Tragic Kingdom - No Doubt
Space They Cannot Touch - Kate Miller-Heidke
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
This Love - The Veronicas
Peachy - Missy Higgins

No iPod, but as per, you have to get to my 12th most played song, before you get one that ISN’T with a female vocalist - 10, if you don’t count TV length and full length versions of the same anime op/ed as different songs (I’ll be using that count):

Mayonako no Door - yifei
Inori no Uta - Savage Genius
Utsukushi Kereba Sore de Ii - Ishikawa Chiaki
Running So High - the brilliant green
Nekonyan Dance - Harenchi☆Punch

FTR, the first song on my most played list by a male vocalist is Welcome Back by John Sebastian. (Also the first not by an Asian artist.)

Another from

Top Five tracks with female vocalists:

Everything But the Girl - We Walk the Same Line
Azure Ray - November
Amy Winehouse - Back to Black
Barbara Lynn - You’ll Lose a Good Thing
Dance Hall Crashers - Cricket

Top Five female artists or bands with female vocalists:

Everything But the Girl
Amy Winehouse

Nice to see Eleni Mandell mentioned up there!

I don’t even have to look, this is easy.

Kate Bush
Happy Rhodes
Jane Siberry
Noe Venable
Kirsty MacColl
Suspended In Gaffa (not a group, but a podcast featuring female vocals)

Yeah, that’s 6, but SIG features so many different artists (including Eleni) I can’t not include it. If I were to keep going, I know it would include Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan (love their early work especially, back when they were physically accessible).

(Top males would be Jeff Buckley, Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel’s Genesis, and Rufus Wainwright)

Looking there, my list is…

the brilliant green

#s 1, and 3-6 on my overall chart, with Oingo Boingo invading at #2.

Elastica “Connection”
Liz Phair “Fuck and Run”
The Sugarcubes “Birthday”
Tori Amos “Cornflake Girl”
Luscious Jackson “Naked Eye”

Interesting, not what I expected:

Pat Benatar- Shadows of the Night
Amy Winehouse- You Know I’m No Good
The Story- Brandi Carlisle
Fading Like A Flower- Roxette
My City Was Gone- The Pretenders

“Die on a Rope” - The Distillers
“Fairytale of New York” - Kirsty MacColl and The Pogues
“Valency” - The Spinanes
“Blood Pigs” - OTEP
“Broken Homes” - PJ Harvey & Tricky

Annie Lennox
Joni Mitchell
Ella Fitzgerald
Alison Krouse

Counting it this way, that would be 2nd on my list.

Mazzy Starr
Cat Power
The Gossip

Elastica, “Stutter”
Sleater-Kinney, “Stay Where You Are”
The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl - “Fairytale of New York”
Lush, “Lovelife”
Saint Etienne, “Hobart Paving”

Heart, Flyleaf, Lacuna Coil, Sarah McLaughlin, Aretha Franklin