Best songs by women poll

Comments from British daily The Guardian about the song performed in this video:

I’m Gonna Be an Engineer Peggy Seeger 1973

Avoiding the aggressive dogma and ranting soundbites that dulled political doctrines in later eras, Peggy Seeger constructed a folkie story song of such cogent morals and lyrical wit it proved the perfect soundtrack for the march of feminism and a telling anthem for the international women’s movement. Beneath the jauntily engaging narrative about one woman’s quest to break into a man’s professional world, she takes a scathing scalpel to society’s sexist indoctrinations. CI

From the Resistance Facebook group in Newcastle, Australia:

Poll – Hottest 100 songs of all time by female artists (for IWD 2010)

In 2009, radio station Triple J ran a poll to find the Hottest 100 songs of all time… Only 2 of the songs in the final list were sung by female guest vocalists, and only 3 bands had females in them.

Come on people – we can do better than that!

In honour of International Women’s Day, we’re calling for a poll of YOUR Hottest 100 songs by female artists of all time, and we’ll hold a listening party on IWD to celebrate!

So vote now, and pass this along to all your friends.

Anyone can vote, for up to 25 songs each, but vote only for each song once.

Songs can be by a female artist, a female vocalist in a band, or a band with at least two female band-members.

Email your votes to or post them on the comments section on this page

Check out the Triple J list here:

I have just found out that someone awesome ran an alternative poll last year, so if you’re curious to check out the results.. go here:

International Women’s Day is on Monday 8 March 2010.

Check out info about IWD here:


thanks for voting, and if you’re in Newcastle, come along to our listening party – Monday 8 March, Resistance Centre, upstairs, 472 Hunter St… from about 7ish.

Poll results: here.

This music video from the USA is called Joan Jett -Bad Reputation.

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