Top Ten Best Basslines

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1Muse - Hysteria

Most definitely the best bass line I've ever heard! Got to love how Muse isn't afraid to use the bass as not just a background instrument!

Oh yeah, VERY good bassline, played by one of the best bassists ever, Chris Wolstenholme

Chili peppers and muse have the best bass lines, but this song has more bass notes than guitar notes and in a great pattern

Killer man. Yo stank up the butt

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2Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
3The Who - My Generation
4Tool - Schism

Come on guys. This song has one of the most recognisable bass lines ever. The time signatures are so unique and the growling 12/8 bass intro is awesome.

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5Queen - Another One Bites the DustV1 Comment
6Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
7Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
8Red Hot Chili Peppers - Give It Away
9Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
10PJ Harvey - Down by the Water

The Newcomers

?Tool - Jambi
?Tool - Vicarious

The Contenders

11Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder
12Green Day - Longview

The Bassline was written when the Bassist was high on LSD. That alone sells it as one of the best.

One of best bass line ever
So are other by Green Day as "she" or "Stuart and ave."that should also make it to the top 10

Epic bassline, at least top five, other Green Day songs like castaway, welcome to paradise, 86, make out party and missing you should be high up in this list as well as californication (RHCP), iron man (Black Sabbath), black dog (lead zep), supermassive black hole (muse), panic station (muse) and superstition (Stevie wonder)

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13Rush - YYZ
14Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
15Red Hot Chili Peppers - By the Way

Where is aeroplane?!? This is still a great song and bass line. It's very prominent and distinct

I've played bass for many years and this has been one of my favorite songs to play since the beginning.

16Money - Pink Floyd

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If you've played this song, you'll know what I'm talking about.

Pink Floyd RULES!

Amazing (but I still think Muse's Hysteria wins) - HollyRolo

Even people who don't know anything about rock recognize this bassline. It should be number one.

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17Led Zeppelin - Dazed and Confused

Have you ever heard the original Dazed that these guys stole! Note for note bass line and most of the words! How did these guys not get their pants sued off them! That's not the only music these guys stole! Great bands give the credit to the real writers! The Who, The Beatles.

Stolen this may be, but it's stolen so damn well!

Zeppelin basslines are some of the best blues-jazz basslines in the industry, the world is worse off now that Bonzo and JPJ will never perform together again.

18Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

Billie jean is number 1
Stupid list

19Black Sabbath - N.I.B.

Incredible bass solo, the first bassist to use distortion, and also a brilliang guitar riff. This is top 10 material along with Metallica's Orion and Megadeth's Peace Sells.

20Rage Against the Machine - Bullet In the Head
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List StatsUpdated 12 Feb 2016

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1. Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
2. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
3. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
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