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

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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 Spirit Crusher - Death

The Contenders

11 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica

The whole song is a bass solo! - maclancaster

12 Peace Sells - Megadeth
13 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Good. - Userguy44

14 Dragon Attack - Queen
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 In the Shadow - Children of Bodom
20 Got the Time - Anthrax
21 Black Sunshine - White Zombie
22 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Proves that Tom Hamilton is a great bassist. - Userguy44

23 Lounge Act - Nirvana

Love it! - Userguy44

24 Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
25 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
26 Sure Know Something - Kiss
27 Money - Pink Floyd
28 Panic Station - Muse

Best song on the album

Muse meets funk - Userguy44

29 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
30 Schism - Tool

Killer bass riff by Justin Chancellor!

Very underrated. I like this bass riff! - Userguy44

31 Would - Alice In Chains

Sick bassline! - Userguy44

32 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
33 Three Days - Jane's Addiction
34 Souls of Black - Testament
35 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

36 Live Wire - AC/DC
37 Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
38 Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers
39 My Friend of Misery - Metallica

Starts with a intro bass solo

Should be higher - Userguy44

40 Rockit - Herbie Hancock
41 Punk Jazz - Jaco Pastorius
42 Man Overboard - Blink 182
43 Stone - Alice In Chains
44 Evil - Interpol
45 Back At The Funny Farm - Motorhead
46 Damage Inc. - Metallica
47 Stuart and the Ave. - Green Day
48 Planetary (GO!) - My Chemical Romance
49 Kingmaker - Megadeth
50 Ghost Walking - Lamb of God

Seriously..? Are you kidding me guys? Hear the bass intro in this song..
Pure awesomeness! It is not the best bass riff but one of the best.. Also For Whom The Bell Tolls, Peace Sells, Panic Attack, Killers are kick-ass bass riffs but this one deserve at least to be in top tens hear the bass riff intro you won, t regret really.. John Campbell is a bass-playing beast - nooreldeen

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Panic Attack - Dream Theater
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
3. Killers - Iron Maiden
1. Zombie Stomp - Ozzy Osbourne
2. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
3. N.I.B. - Black Sabbath


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