Best Bass Intros Ever

The Top Ten

1 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

not a big fan of metallica but this is great. - russian

2 Hysteria - Muse

Amazing bass intro for this song! should be one.

3 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

Iconic bassline.

A genius like our Deacy can never be forgotten. Deacy wrote on of the most recognizable things ever here!

4 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath

By far the greatest bass intro ever! Geezer is always brilliant when you ask me. By far my favorite bass player...

Catchiest riff in metal history and the bass solo before the riff is just epic - fidelcanojr

a bass shredding, you must know this awesome bass masterpiece... - rock2metal

This is a good one. - Userguy44

5 Panic Attack - Dream Theater
6 Killers - Iron Maiden
7 Zombie Stomp - Ozzy Osbourne
8 Under Pressure - Queen
9 Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine
10 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica

The whole song is a bass solo! - maclancaster

The Contenders

11 Spirit Crusher - Death
12 Peace Sells - Megadeth
13 Dragon Attack - Queen

One of the best Bass riffs of all times - Doomed_God

14 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Good. - Userguy44

15 Domination - Symphony X

great one, you should hear it - rock2metal

16 Longview - Green Day

This baseline rules man - kislayme4

17 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Primus

Flippin impossible. I don't know any other bassist who can duplicate les's sound. I wanna see cliff burton play this - Myfriendsarwalldumb

In no particular order:
Jerry -Primus
Money- Pink Floyd
Carousel- Blink-182
Whom the bell tolls- Metallica

18 Carousel - Blink-182

Mark Hoppus' signature bass line. Needs to at least be at #5 I mean come on listen to this and try not to fall in love... It's impossible

19 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Proves that Tom Hamilton is a great bassist. - Userguy44

20 In the Shadow - Children of Bodom
21 Got the Time - Anthrax
22 Black Sunshine - White Zombie
23 Lounge Act - Nirvana

Love it! - Userguy44

24 Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
25 Would - Alice In Chains

Sick bassline! - Userguy44

26 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
27 Sure Know Something - Kiss
28 Money - Pink Floyd
29 Panic Station - Muse

Best song on the album

Muse meets funk - Userguy44

30 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
31 My Friend of Misery - Metallica

Starts with a intro bass solo

Should be higher - Userguy44

32 Schism - Tool

Killer bass riff by Justin Chancellor!

Very underrated. I like this bass riff! - Userguy44

33 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
34 Three Days - Jane's Addiction
35 Souls of Black - Testament
36 Rotten Apple - Alice in Chains

Great "simple" intro. I don't think it's top 5 quality, but I think it deserves to be higher or even on this list. Mike Starr for the win!

I never knew that the intro was a bass, but it's great! - Userguy44

37 Live Wire - AC/DC
38 Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
39 Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers
40 Rockit - Herbie Hancock
41 Punk Jazz - Jaco Pastorius
42 Man Overboard - Blink 182
43 Stone - Alice In Chains
44 Evil - Interpol
45 Love Buzz - Nirvana


46 Back At The Funny Farm - Motorhead
47 Damage Inc. - Metallica
48 Stuart and the Ave. - Green Day
49 Planetary (GO!) - My Chemical Romance
50 Kingmaker - Megadeth
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