NUMBERS TOO BIG TO IGNORE: Picking up on something being talked about in the comments of my earlier post about the new class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which there is some debate over Blondie's merits for induction, what women artists who will be eligible in the next decade or so (candidates are eligible 25 years after the release of their first recording, so 1980-1990 debuts) deserve to make it.
Madonna obviously, but who else? The Eurythmics/Annie Lennox seem a good pick. Bjork will probably make it when her time comes. But what about Pat Benatar? Joan Jett? Cyndi Lauper? The Go-Go's? Indigo Girls? Melissa Etheridge?
To help jog your memory, here's VH1's 1999 list of the top 100 women rockers.