Best Bass Intros Ever

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The Top Ten

1 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

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

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2 Hysteria - Muse

Amazing bass intro for this song! should be one.

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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!

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4 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath

This is a good one. - Userguy44

Can't be beat!

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

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5 Panic Attack - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
6 Killers - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
7 Zombie Stomp - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
8 Under Pressure - Queen UListen to Sample
9 Bombtrack - Rage Against the Machine UListen to Sample
10 Spirit Crusher - Death UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica

The whole song is a bass solo! - maclancaster

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12 Peace Sells - Megadeth UListen to Sample
13 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Good. - Userguy44

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14 Dragon Attack - Queen UListen to Sample
15 Domination - Symphony X

great one, you should hear it - rock2metal

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16 Longview - Green Day

This baseline rules man - kislayme4

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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
N.I.B.-Sabbath

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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

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19 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

Proves that Tom Hamilton is a great bassist. - Userguy44

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

Love it! - Userguy44

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

Sick bassline! - Userguy44

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

Best song on the album

Muse meets funk - Userguy44

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

Should be higher - Userguy44

Starts with a intro bass solo

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32 Schism - Tool

Very underrated. I like this bass riff! - Userguy44

Killer bass riff by Justin Chancellor!

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

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

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!

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

GREAT BASS INTROS AND BEST VOICE AND GUITAR WORK

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

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