Top Ten Primus Songs


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The Top Ten

My 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.
The grove with that base line and the drums as well as the f up lyrics make it magical!
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.
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2John the Fisherman
My favorite from primus by far
This song is number 1 for two reasons. One Les Claypools bass part and 2 lery lalondes guitar riff during the verses.
Defidently the best song by primus. les claypool is amazing


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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
Best Dang ol song ever! Who dilly!
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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!
tommy the cat pwns my favorite song all time. Go les claypool!
Awesome song from an iconic band. Love Primus's songs but Tommy the cat is the best by far.
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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 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.
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

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9Fish 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.


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10Frizzle 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!
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The Contenders

11Southbound Pachyderm
Such a great building epicness
This song is awesomly psychedelic!
The intro part with drum roll makes me fly away each time I hear it
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12The Toys Go Winding Down Listen to sample

13Lacquer 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.
My favourite by a good stretch, superb basslines, great dynamic changes, trippy music video and best of all great album.
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14South Park Theme
Good Song Great Show
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15Shake Hands With Beef
Great dull bass, love it. Primus really does have quite an acquired taste. Marmite if you will
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16Mr. Know It All Listen to sample

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.
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18The 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
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19Over the Falls
Probably the only Primus song that is listenable to most people. The song that got me started on Primus
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20Tragedy's a Comin' Listen to sample

21American Life
Well put together, love this song!
Great bass riff, should be higher
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22Is It Luck?
This is one of the best fastest most confusing riffs. Suprised this is not on the list
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23The Final Voyage of the Liquid Sky Listen to sample

24Ballad of Bodacious Listen to sample

25Sgt. Baker Listen to sample

26Groundhog's Day
This song actually kind of makes me want to get up in the morning- The song has a really nice bass groove with a nice smooth guitar riff.
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27To Defy the Laws of Tradition
People need to get their primusorities in order
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28Space Farm Listen to sample

29Hamburger Train
Best instrumental by primus, worth to hear
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30Lee Van Cleef Listen to sample

31Captain Shiner Listen to sample

32The Antipop Listen to sample

33My Friend Fats Listen to sample

34Electric Uncle Sam Listen to sample

This song is amazing in just about every way, the strangest and dark bassline with the distinct vocals and the guitar parts which are kind of distant and "drunk".
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36Eleven Listen to sample

37Spaghetti Western
Bass Line is sick and drums just emphasize the whole "out-of-controlness" of the song. Plus the ending just rocks with its funk influence.

38Restin' Bones Listen to sample

39Bob's Party Time Lounge Listen to sample

40Mrs. Blaileen
Probably not my favorite since my favorite since mine is always changing, but this is an amazing song because of the dark bassline and the guitar works very well with the off timing and of the terrific guitar solo. The lyrics I think are actually based on a true story and the way les sing helps a lot with the vibe.
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41Hennepin Crawler
Seriously? Nowhere on this entire list? This is basically the definite Primus song. Jay Lane's drums in this song is basically the best in his career with Primus.
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42Eclectic Electric
Really sad this isn't on here already! Great sound great lyrics and overall great song.
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43Here Come the Bastards Listen to sample

44Pudding Time Listen to sample

45Jilly's On Smack Listen to sample

46Last Salmon Man Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 283 days ago and has been voted on over 600 times. This top ten list has been remixed 4 times.

Updated Monday, September 29, 2014

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