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 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

4 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!

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 Peace Sells - Megadeth

The Contenders

11 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica

The whole song is a bass solo! - maclancaster

12 Spirit Crusher - Death
13 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne
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
23 Mountain Song - Jane's Addiction
24 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
25 Lounge Act - Nirvana
26 The Trooper - Iron Maiden
27 Sure Know Something - Kiss
28 Three Days - Jane's Addiction
29 Souls of Black - Testament
30 Live Wire - AC/DC
31 Money - Pink Floyd
32 Panic Station - Muse
33 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
34 Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers
35 Rockit - Herbie Hancock
36 Man Overboard - Blink 182
37 Stone - Alice In Chains
38 Evil - Interpol
39 Back At The Funny Farm - Motorhead
40 Damage Inc. - Metallica
41 Stuart and the Ave. - Green Day
42 Planetary (GO!) - My Chemical Romance
43 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!

44 Kingmaker - Megadeth
45 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

46 Bang a Gong (Get It On) - T. Rex
47 Orion - Metallica
48 Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest
49 Bass Cannon - Excision

Best bass music ever! You should listen it

50 Keep the Faith - Bon Jovi
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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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