Spice Up Your Life: A Definitive List of the Best Girl Groups of All Time

There is no doubt about it - girl groups rock. These groups fought the odds to carve their place in history, inspiring millions of young women along the way. We have made a list of the top girl groups throughout the ages that we feel everyone should know about. 

 

The Supremes (est. 1959)

Originally founded as The Primettes and as known as Diana Ross & The Supremes, this girl group from the late 50’s didn’t take off until the 1960’s. They became one of the most successful groups during the Motown era and have also gone on to be known as one of the most successful groups of all time. The Supremes set the standard and paved the way for all girl groups to come.

 

The Runaways (est. 1975)

One of the first all girl rock groups to hit America, The Runaways, founded by Sandy West and Joan Jett, are a group that everyone should know about. Although they did not have overly huge success in the Sates, this group still made its mark in rock and roll. They even had a biographical motion picture made about them, starring Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning!

 

The Go-Go’s (est. in 1978) 

The Go-Go’s have earned their spot in music history for being one the first, and as of now the only, all girl groups to write all their own music and make it to the top of the charts. Rising to fame in the 1980’s, the Go-Go’s are a group that not only paved the way for other girl bands of the 1980's, but for artists of all kinds – this all makes them a group to definitely look up to and get to know.

 

The Dixie Chicks (est. in 1989)

The Dixie Chicks are a group that define the term "cross-over artist." It wasn’t until the departure of their original lead singer and a change in their performance that this group took off. While they have covered different types of music through the years, the Dixie Chicks are primarily known for being one of the most successful country, not to mention female, acts to come out of the 1990's. And they have their fair share of awards to prove it! 

 

Destiny’s Child (est. in 1990)

After going through multiple line-up changes, Density’s Child is known best for its trio made up of members Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Not only were they a major success as a girl group, but they have gone down as one of the most successful trios in music of all time. Little also has to be said about what the future had in store for these ladies after the group stopped performing together in 2006. 

 

TLC (est. in 1990)

TLC made their mark in the 1990’s and early 2000’s with their hip-hop and R&B infused jams like "Creep" and "No Scrubs." Each member had their own unique qualities that they brought to the group, and they are women that everyone should look up to for their accomplishments in music and in life. 

 

The Spice Girls (est. in 1994)

No girl group list is complete without the Spice Girls. You probably debated with you friends over who was the Posh and who was the Scary of your group as this British girl group won over our hearts in the 1990’s. The countless times spent watching Spice World made our childhoods and they embodied everything that was “girl power.” They are one of the most well-known girl groups in the world and continue to spice up our life to this very day. 

 

Haim (est. in 2007)

You may know this sister act as a part of Taylor Swift’s “girl squad,” but Haim is a group that you should known for so much more. Their music is the perfect mix of pop and rock, they have performed in multiple major music festivals (Hey Coachella!) and are currently recording their second album. 

 

Little Mix (est. in 2011)

One of the biggest British girl groups to come about since the Spice Girls, Little Mix got their start when they won X-Factor UK back in 2011. They have gone on to become a wild success in the UK and have begun to make their way into the hearts of America. These girls have worked their way to the top and continue to impress.

 

Fifth Harmony (est. in 2012)

Another product of the X Factor, Fifth Harmony placed third place on the US version of the popular UK adapted show. Although they didn't win the competition, the five-piece group have had their share of top hits and awards. And right now, they seem to be one of most well-known and unstoppable acts in music.