Top Ten Hardest Bass Riffs


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81Dead Human Collection - Cannibal Corpse
82Man - Level 42

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

83Wrathchild - Iron Maiden
84Classical 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.

85DDevil - 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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86Dead 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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87Actualize - 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.

88The Seeker - John Entwistle

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

89The Fantasy - 30 Seconds to Mars
90Sexx Laws - Beck
91I Might Be Wrong - Radiohead
92Castaway - 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.

93Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
94Black Magic Woman - Santana

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

95The Four Horsemen - Metallica
96Lurker - 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.

97Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
98The 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

99Dead Men Tell No Tales - Motorhead

Pretty easy until you get to the guitar solo, all the mad bass stuff under that's a right bitch...

100Souls of Black - Testament

This song has one of the best bass rifts in history. Fun and difficult to play.

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