Top Ten Best Basslines


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21Duran Duran - Rio

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

22Rage Against the Machine - Bullet In the Head
23Ian Dury And the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Cannot believe this is not higher!

24David Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure

It's very annoying to see DB's name first in these credits. Everyone Knows that the bassline was already finished before DB even got involved w/ this kick-ass song. John Deacon and the GREAT FREDDIE MERCURY had already worked out the framework, so, it Should be QUEEN and then DB, Not the other way around. DB readily admits that the bassline and most of the song was almost done when he came to the studio to actually do another song w/Queen.
Anyway, fantastic song! Best versions are, of course, Freddie at Montreal and Wembley, w/out DB's input... Laugh out loud.
QUEEN rocks!

25Megadeth - Trust
26Muse - Hyper MusicV1 Comment
27Nirvana - Come As You Are
28James Brown - Sex Machine
29Tool - The Pot

This is my favorite. Tool has the best basslines ever! - moose4life19

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30Primus - Tommy the Cat

without the bass there would be nothing to like in this song

31Lithium - Nirvana
32The Clash - London Calling
33Stanley Clarke - School Days

The people who vote on these are basically completely uninformed. Do any of them know anything at all about bass playing? Stanley Clarke is god.

34Limp Bizkit - The Truth
35Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

So THAT'S why this isn't top ten, no sample. At least yet, I hope. This song is pure controlled musical insanity, what yes does best

36The Killers - Jenny Was a Friend of Mine
37Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground
38Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This deserves to take By the Way's spot, By the Way deserves Tell me Baby's spot, and Tell me Baby's spot should be up here.

The solo, the bridge, the slap, this song is perfect bass.

39Alice in Chains - Would?

One of the best and darkest bass lines ever

40Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc.

Probably the best bassline of the noughties, besides Schism perhaps. - Mrveteran

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