Top Ten Primus Songs

They're my favorite so I thought I would make this list.

The Top TenXW

1My Name Is Mud

The raw simplistic contagiousness of the bass line combined with the unabashed cold-blooded-ness of the lyrics makes this one hauntingly legendary.

Great song, but anybody that thinks this is their best is delusional or uninformed. Its good but check out Frizzle Fry and Sailing the Seas for the gems.


This song is awesome! Without a doubt my favourite from them.

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2John the Fisherman

My favorite from primus by far

Defidently the best song by primus. les claypool is amazing - LegitGames12

Their best song is the Big Brown Beaver! O-yea

3Jerry Was a Race Car Driver

How is this not better than john the fisherman? Like seriously its amazing! I heard it a long time ago though

awesome bassline and all around great song

Simply the best Primus song

4Tommy the Cat

Incredible song. And It's even more amazing live with the extended guitar and bass solos, and always going into an epic jam!

Les claypool's bass playing on this song is fantastic on it's own, but one of life's great mysteries is how he plays and sings it at the same time.

tommy the cat pwns my favorite song all time. Go les claypool!

This song shows the best in Les, Ler, and Tim. A great guitar solo, an awesome bass line, and a cool drum track.

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5Wynona's Big Brown Beaver

The best by far! Love it! Very tight and polished track beats!

Strange western influences in this song, Larry Lalonde is very underrated!

This song made me want to learn bass and it did good at it. - Sabbath

This gem here should be number 1

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6Too Many Puppies

This song is so good that Korn had to copy the intro. I love this song because even though the metaphor may seem silly it perfectly conveys his message.

Maybe the best song ever made.

A lot of energy! Strong text

Too classic to be ignored!

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7Those Damned Blue Collared Tweekers

Have to listen to it live to fully appreciate it! One of the overlooked songs compared to their most well known hits but still one of the best

8Fish On

I love this song so much. Their best after My Name Is Mud and the best song in Sailing The Seas of Cheese. Such a dark and mysterious masterpiece. - fidelcanojr

9Frizzle Fry

This is one of the coolest songs I've ever heard performed live. In my opinion the song is to short, I want more!


It's catchy, and it demonstrates how awesome Les Claypool is, and how down to earth he is compared to other artists out there.

The Contenders

11Lacquer Head

Such a unique and solid bass line, combined with a very climactic chorus, make this a favorite primus song in my book. Not to mention the high speed bass solo in after the first chorus. An impressive composition overall.

This song is so catchy. I mean, they all are, but right now, I'd give this #1. Also, the video rules.

Gotta love anything edgy enough to be banned from MTV. Solid bass and drums

Sweet funk in the verses, sweet metal guitar in the chorus. Whats not to like?

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12Southbound Pachyderm

This song is awesomly psychedelic!
The intro part with drum roll makes me fly away each time I hear it

13The Toys Go Winding Down
14Shake Hands With Beef

Great dull bass, love it. Primus really does have quite an acquired taste. Marmite if you will

15South Park Theme

Good Song Great Show

16Mr. Know It All
17Mr. Krinkle

One of Primus's darkest pieces. Great bassline all throughout, but nearing the end the bassline becomes incredibly powerful.

Really couldn't choose one song to vote, but this is one of my favorite and cannot be down here. Old Primus are the best.

My 2nd favorite Primus song with Wynona's Big Brown Beaver first

18American Life

Well put together, love this song!

Great bass riff, should be higher

19The Heckler

Amazing song, the transition between the verse and the chorus is really incredible! I think it should be first but after all, it's just a matter of opinion, hehe.

it's hidden in the album antipop

20Tragedy's a Comin'
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1. John the Fisherman
2. DMV
3. Jerry Was a Race Car Driver
1. My Name Is Mud
2. Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
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1. My Name Is Mud
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