Top Ten Hardest Bass Riffs


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81 Man - Level 42

I'd like to see anyone here try to nail Mark King's grooves...

82 Wrathchild - Iron Maiden Wrathchild - Iron Maiden
83 American Life - Primus American Life - Primus
84 The Punk and the Godfather - The Who The Punk and the Godfather - The Who

John Entwhistle's melodic bassline precariously leads Keith Moon and Pete Townshend through this six-minute ordeal. Rarely does Entwhistle repeat a note or melody; the entire song is made up of dozens of micro-basslines and thus it is very difficult to memorize, and the relatively hard tempo makes it even harder to play.

85 Naked in the Rain - Red Hot Chili Peppers Naked in the Rain - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea at his finest it has to be one of the most difficult RHCP songs and one of the most difficult bass songs ever

Has to be the most difficult RHCP song I have ever heard in my life no other RHCP song can compare to this one it might sound easy at first but to get everything in the pocket is extremely hard. Also flea as we know is secretly jesus don't worry flea I know

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86 Classical Thump - Victor Wooten Classical Thump - Victor Wooten

The entire song is insanely fast, and is played almost exclusively with your thumb. This is probably the hardest song to learn how to play, and there are so many unique parts to learn.

87 DDevil - System of a Down DDevil - System of a Down

One of the best songs to play on bass, but since Shavo uses a pick it's not too difficult

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88 Dead Goon - Mr. Bungle Dead Goon - Mr. Bungle

The main bass rift is insane, bass line was composed by the drummer with the intention of composing a rift that a bass player would never dream of playing, bass line is only played with impeccable rhythm

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89 Actualize - Evan Brewer Actualize - Evan Brewer

This song is by far the most difficult song to play. It's very fast, very difficult and completely amazing. A lot of the songs on the list are very easy to play, but this song is next to impossible.

90 The Seeker - John Entwistle

The first and best bassist to play lead, this monster of a track shows how good it can be.

91 The Fantasy - 30 Seconds to Mars The Fantasy - 30 Seconds to Mars
92 Sexx Laws - Beck Sexx Laws - Beck
93 I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead
94 Castaway - Green Day Castaway - Green Day

This song is extremely fast, at least 232 beats per minute, and you have to play 32 notes at some parts. This is based off a tab I have and when seeing them play it live it seems faster and it has much more notes, and possibly even some chords.

95 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
96 Black Magic Woman - Santana Black Magic Woman - Santana

The Bass for this song is insane and so amazing a definite for any bass player who has some taste

97 The Four Horsemen - Metallica The Four Horsemen - Metallica
98 Lurker - Dweller Lurker - Dweller

Amazingly fast and beautiful bass solo at 3:30. One of the best I've ever heard. It definitely deserves a place on this list.

99 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
100 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

One of the best bass lines on the second solo. So tough to play!

The bass goes nuts during the solo! I love it

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