Top Ten Hardest Bass Riffs


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61I Will Survive - Cake
62Coffee Shop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Amazed no one else believes this song isn't hard. the second solo alone can make some veterans curse flea's name. it took me about 4 days just to get the slapping right on the verses.

63Booshuckdow - Assorted Jelly Beans
64Red Hot Chili Peppers - Get Up and Jump

This song is harder than practically every other song on here! Its also badass!

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65Scarified- Racer X
6621st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

This song has a really wacky off kilter song structure that makes this song extremely difficult to recreate. Definitely an accomplishment to get this one down.

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68The Distance - Cake

The timing is what makes it difficult

69The Invisible Man - Helloween
70Vapour Trails - Pekka Pohjola

For some time I've been wondering, if Geddy Lee was familiar with mighty Pohjola's basslines?

71Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine
72Eyes of the Squirrel - Primus

This is a really fast bass line that is difficult to play constantly accurate and to play 100% the way les claypool plays it.

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73Liar - Queen
74Take No Prisoners - Megadeth

Probably the hardest riff on bass

75The Sinister Minister - Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Victor Wooten is a monster on this song. The slap on the song may seem simple at first glance, the double thumb is insanely hard, and the solo, when played live, is unlike anything you've ever seen.

76Mind - System of a Down
77Eminence Front - The Who

My most favourite The Who song.

Very hard to play.

78Hit me with Your Rythm Stick - Ian Dury

Although people wouldn't think of it as hard bass song, it require limber hands, high speed, good memory and its also fun to play! Check it out and you will realise it is a difficult bass song. (I'm not into Ian Dury at all so this is coming from a non bias perspective)

79Forty Six & 2 - Tool
80Flow My Tears (The Policeman Said) - Stuart Hamm

All tapping, and the middle section? Don't even try.

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