Songs With the Best Bass Performances


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1Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus

Les Claypool is arguably one of the best bassists of all time, and I think his unique style shows the best and is performed the greatest in JWRD. The song starts out with a heavy bass riff that stays strong for the entire song. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

2Freewill - Rush

I'm really not a huge fan of Geddy Lee. His vocals are annoying and his keyboard playing is only above average. But his bass riffs pretty much make me forgive his vocals. He has a classic rock style that classic rock fans adore. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

3Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Say what you want about the Peppers, but you can't deny that their bass oriented rock is great. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

4Ace of Spades - Motörhead

Lemmy was a great bassist, and "Ace of Spades" was just one of his greatest songs. I was going to put "Overkill" in this slot, but the popularity and dominance of the bass lines in this song are one of a kind, and are as tough as Lemmy himself. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

5Come Together - The Beatles

Possibly McCartney's best bass performance ever, it's soft but out-going at the same time. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

6My Generation - The Who
7(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
8Schism - ToolV1 Comment
9My Last Words - Megadeth
10Powerslave - Iron Maiden

The Contenders

11The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
12Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

It includes a bass solo. A very pleasant song. - Metal_Treasure

13Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
14Orion - Metallica
15YYZ - Rush
16Peace Sells - Megadeth
17Boris the Spider - The Who
18J.A.R. - Green Day
19Sting of the Bumblebee - Manowar
208 Miles High - The Byrds
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Top Remixes

1. Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus
2. Ace of Spades - Motörhead
3. Freewill - Rush
1. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
2. Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus
3. My Last Words - Megadeth



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