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

Great bass and a thinking song

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.

5Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
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

?Jerry was a Race Car Driver - Primus
?Forty-Six and Two - Tool
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The Contenders

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

Should be in the top three at least. - georgielikesgreenday

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

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13Red 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.

14Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
15Rush - YYZ
16Money - Pink Floyd

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

Pink Floyd RULES!

Retarded this isn't top 10

Why the hell is this down here?

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

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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

19Rage Against the Machine - Bullet In the Head
20Duran Duran - Rio

Best, immediately recognizable and equally fun to hear and play! - AlphaX

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List StatsUpdated 24 Nov 2015

500 votes
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6 years, 288 days old

Top Remixes

1. Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
2. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
3. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
1. Tool - Schism
2. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
3. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name



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