By far one of the greatest female singers of all time. She kicked ass in Big Brother and the Holding Company singing songs like "Piece of my Heart" and "Ball and Chain" and went solo singing "Mercedes Benz" and "Bobby McGee". If Janis was still alive today, she would so kick Britney Spears ass for being a stupid bitch.
"And I'd trade all my tomorrows, for one single yesterday" ...need I say more??
by Spocko October 10, 2004
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THE female rock singer. We shall not see her like again.
'love in this world is so hard to find - when you've got yours and i've got mine'
by Isabella18 August 4, 2005
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THe best fucking female rock singer every!!
She had her own special style and a kick ass voice....nobody can be like Janis....SHES AWESOME

me: (hands her "Cheap Thrills") here dude this will help

person: KICK ASS MAN!
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Born in Port Authur Texas, Janis was somewhat of a reject in her home town. She was however, the greatest female rocker to walk the face of the Earth. She had her own sound, look and personality. No one could ever touch her. Janis, you are the reason I surrvived the 8th grade.
Jesse: Andrew, have you seen Jenny?
Andrew: Yeah, she's listening to Janis Joplin.
Jesse: Joplin sux.
Jenny: *Beats the living crap out of Jesse* She's the greatest you ninny!!!
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janis joplin is the most hard rockin' female to ever live and if she was still alive i'd have sex with her any day.
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Janis Joplin Syndrome is when a music group has a female singer that becomes just as if not more famous than the band she is in. Named after Janis Joplin who was originally a member of a blues revivalist group called Big Brother and the Holding Company. If you know anything about music history, you'd know that Janis left BBATHC after a 2-3 year stint with them to start a short lived but widely successful solo career.
70% of cases of JJS often end up with either the singer going solo (see The Supremes, No Doubt and Destiny's Child) or worse, the singer being the only original member left, somewhat like Axl Rose Syndrome (see Evanescence). Most of the time, all-girl bands are immune to JJS with a few exceptions such as the Bangles.
other famous cases of Janis Joplin Syndrome include:
Diana Ross from the Supremes
Gwen Stefani from No Doubt
Beyonce Knowles from Destiny's Child
Hayley Williams from Paramore
Amy Lee from Evanescence
Susanna Hoff from The Bangles
Tarja Turunen from Nightwish
by boomstickbaby October 11, 2009
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