Top Ten Best Basslines


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21 Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder
22 Red 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.

23 Sick Puppies - You're Going Down Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
24 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

One of pop's best and catchiest basslines, that's for sure. - Mrveteran

Billie jean is number 1
Stupid list

25 Duran Duran - Rio Duran Duran - Rio

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

26 Black 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.

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27 Rage Against the Machine - Bullet In the Head
28 David Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure David 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!

29 Ian Dury And the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Cannot believe this is not higher!

30 Muse - Hyper Music V 1 Comment
31 Nirvana - Come As You Are
32 Megadeth - Trust Megadeth - Trust
33 James Brown - Sex Machine
34 Tool - The Pot

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

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35 Primus - Tommy the Cat Primus - Tommy the Cat

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

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36 Lithium - Nirvana Lithium - Nirvana
37 Stanley 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.

38 Yes - 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

39 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith V 1 Comment
40 Limp Bizkit - The Truth
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List StatsUpdated 20 Jan 2017

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Filter - Hey Man, Nice Shot
2. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
3. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
1. Money - Pink Floyd
2. Orion - Metallica
3. Roundabout - Yes
1. Come Together - The Beatles
2. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
3. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On

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