Need suggestions: High pitched female singers

I could use some suggestions of female singers with high pitched voices. I enjoy making ‘Best of’ CD’s and this is the latest one I’m working on.

So far I have:

Kate Bush
Sabrina Carpenter
Bif Naked  
Missing Persons
Teresa Brewer
Nancy Griffith
Asteroids Galaxy Tour
Millie Small
Viva Voce
Kasey Chambers
Yolandi Visser
Blossom Dearie


Technically, pitch refers to one note, a single sound within the whole range; a high pitch would refer to a note in one of the upper registers.  Being pitchy, of course, is not a good thing, being a little sharp or flat of the particular note that a singer is trying to produce.  I believe what you are asking about are, more exactly, female singers with a vocal range that extends higher than normal.

This may not be your cup of tea, but she certainly gets up there.


Kristeen Young - she's made 11 great albums over 25 years and nobody's heard of her, but she's the deal as far as writing, singing, arranging, and producing....New album coming out this Friday! 

Cristina Deutekom singing in Mozart's 'Magic Flute'. Sings Queen of the Night with much enthusiasm - coloratura soprano at its best. Solti conducting.

Joan Sutherland singing the songbird in Wagner's Ring, also by Solti.

As mentioned Joni Mitchell and pretty much perfect pitch when "measured".



Yep, Minnie Riperton, first to come to mind, four octive range. I like her work with Rotary Connection, very unique sound. As an aside, her mother was the inspiration for  Cab Calloway's, "Minnie The Moocher".

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Kathleen Battle, e.g.,listen to 

"Let the Bright Seraphim" 

in trumpet duet with Wynton Marsalis.

?Do one on low pitched female singers?

  • Avril Lavigne.
  • Dua Lipa.
  • Cher.
  • Adele.
  • Annie Lennox.
  • Florence Welch.
  • Selena Gomez.
  • Nina Simone.

Watch the 'Bass Queen' sing the lowest note by a woman | Guinness World Records

That's 72.5Hz.

My top vocal jazz artists :

Chantal Chamberland

Chie Ayado

Emi Fujita




Kate Wolf would be high on my list.  Any of her albums but “Back Roads” and “Close to You” are my most played  

Give Kina Grannis a listen as well.  The “Stairwells” album.

Very helpful, thanks everyone.

I'll add some my daughter had when she was young


Mae Questel...the voice of Betty Boop, Olive Oyl, Little Audrey, Wendy the good witch


Believe it or not Ariel Winter from Modern Family (cartoon voice overs)

Jesca Hoop, Sixpence, Hillary Duff, Jewel, Rachel Farris, Janet Jackson, The Bangles,

Linda Ronstadt has one of the best overall female voices ever. She can do EVERY kind of music, from rock and traditional American to Broadway to her heritage Mexican.

Find a better and more versatile voice if you can.

Oh, and unlike many "singers" listed here, she can ACTUALLY SING, which, apparently, has nothing to do with either getting a recording contract or being "popular."

Maria Muldaur sold a LOT of Audio Research/Magneplaner speakers for me in the 1970’s with Midnight at the Oasis.

Don't forget Yma Sumac, whose top register exceeds even Minnie Riperton. Sounds extrahuman -- Peruvian rain forest sounds.

Allison Krauss may not exactly be considered high pitch but she has great range and her delivery sounds effortless