Top Ten Best Basslines


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The Top Ten

Muse - 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

2Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
Too cool stuff baby :D makes you jump listening to the intro :DD

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 Contenders

11Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder

12Red 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.

13Sick Puppies - You're Going Down

14Rush - YYZ

15Green Day - Longview
Should be in the top three at least.


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

16Led 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.

17Money - 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?

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!


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