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Deaky was/is an extremely underrated bassist. It was a touch choice between this and Under Pressure but I think I chose the right one.
John Deacon is the unsung hero of Queen.V 9 Comments
Bassline? Good album but bassline? 4 strings only hitting 3 for hours? Sorry this rate is duct. I do love you pi k floyd
Have you ever played this or bothered to look at the tabs for the song? You literally hit all 4 strings within the first 5 notes - ICEOOPS6262
If you've played this song, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Pink Floyd RULES!
This entire song is just so funky, you can't help but move along to it; and the bassline, along with the 7/4 time signature, is one of the main reasons why it is so good.V 9 Comments
Way more difficult than any of these other bass Lines, sounds like Jesus learned how to play
The second I heard this, I instantly started replaying it and trying to learn it
Pure awesomeness! - Userguy44
God exists, and plays Hysteria with the bassV 8 Comments
What can I say?... flea is a fantastic bassist
Its no 5
For whom the bell tolls and Schism are in other level
Another one bites the dust, money and yyz are amazing too
It's just not about the opening riff but the overall bass in the songs and with several transitions this song has the best bass and drums
Distortion, time signature changes and utterly heavy? What more could you ask for? Not to mention how the way it is made to sound like a bell ringing at points is a nice touch. RIP Cliff Burton. - Mrveteran
The intro bassline says it all...V 1 Comment
Geddy lee Best
But leave that things alone better - Alcadraz
Should be on a higher rank
Sab chutiye loudo ho tum. Yyz suno nai gand mese khun nikla toh deko
One of the few songs with a lead bass, and almost definitely the best example of a lead bass. Justin Chancellor really knows how to turn something as simple as a bass guitar and make dynamic and engaging sounds with it
Justin chancellor is underratted bassist - Alcadraz
Great bass and a thinking song
Amazing bass in the song!V 3 Comments
Move over YYZ, Orion was and continues to be the greatest instrumental I’ve ever heard. With 2 guitar solos, a bass solo and the coolest riffs ever all shoved in an eight and a half minute song, incredible. R.I.P Cliff Burton.
Especially in the middle at the interlude, Cliff is the guy that made me want to play bass guitar. This is the song they played at Cliff’s funeral on my 14th birthday. :( RIP Cliff.
How could this one be missed?!?! -_-
Cliff Burton at his finest.
This is the best bassline ever!
One of the best Yes songs.
Ok, just listen to this sample and tell me this doesn't belong in the top ten
THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10!
Yeah a really tense bass intro.
Too cool stuff baby :D makes you jump listening to the intro :DD
Anyone that genuinely believes that this is not the greatest bass line of all time is kidding themselves.
Mike can write better bass lines on LSD than anyone else can while sober! Seriously though this should be #1
Stuart and the Ave is Mikes best bassline
Groovy and awesomeV 11 Comments
This bassline is amazing, it also has incredible fills.
This should be in the top five. It has an awesome bassline and epic bass fills.
In my opinion best bass intro in metal
How is this not in the top 40
This is the world's best bassline. It is so good that it was copied into ice ice baby
John Deacon, one of the best bass players of all time and his best work, Under Pressure.
It's very annoying to see DB's name first in these credits. Everyone Knows that the bassline was already finished before DB even got involved w/ this kick-ass song. John Deacon and the GREAT FREDDIE MERCURY had already worked out the framework, so, it Should be QUEEN and then DB, Not the other way around. DB readily admits that the bassline and most of the song was almost done when he came to the studio to actually do another song w/Queen.
Anyway, fantastic song! Best versions are, of course, Freddie at Montreal and Wembley, w/out DB's input... Laugh out loud.
Come Together at 15? Did you guys just forget this is literally among the most recognizable bass lines of all time? This should absolutely be within the Top 10, possibly even the Top 5! - DiamondJoyride
This bass is godly. I seriously don't know they conceived it.
This should be way higher in the list
Instantly recognizable by anyone
Simple and catchyV 3 Comments
Best one so far
THIS SONG RULES
Dude. This is the magic of John Paul Jones being shown. - galaxyfox
How is this twenty three listen to the bass
John Paul Jones is so underappreciated.
Amazing line, negativity is pointless
Doesn't even deserve 2 b on the list. Stupid list
It's claypool man!
Was this not on the list? - christangrant
Lol do you not know what a cover is
Have you ever heard the original Dazed that these guys stole! Note for note bass line and most of the words! How did these guys not get their pants sued off them! That's not the only music these guys stole! Great bands give the credit to the real writers! The Who, The Beatles.
Stolen this may be, but it's stolen so damn well!
Zeppelin basslines are some of the best blues-jazz basslines in the industry, the world is worse off now that Bonzo and JPJ will never perform together again.
No way, you can't beat Primus, dude!
I feel enraptured every time I hear the baseline
Legendary vocals, great melody, legendary dancing and an extraordinary bassline that gets stuck in your head as soon as you hear it. What more can you ask for?
One of pop's best and catchiest basslines, that's for sure. - Mrveteran
This is the best bassline in Pop musicV 1 Comment
Listening to the track is one thing, but actually going to see them play it live is amazing. Best bass solo ever. Amazing show, too. Best metal band
Incredible bass solo, the first bassist to use distortion, and also a brilliang guitar riff. This is top 10 material along with Metallica's Orion and Megadeth's Peace Sells.
Where is aeroplane?!? This is still a great song and bass line. It's very prominent and distinct
I've played bass for many years and this has been one of my favorite songs to play since the beginning.
Most insane bassline I've ever heard! - Userguy44
without the bass there would be nothing to like in this song
Cut the guitar, drums or vocal part. The bass part alone itself is great. - zxm
This bassline is Primus' hardest bassline. Just listen to it. - MKBeast
Best, immediately recognizable and equally fun to hear and play! - AlphaX
Also includes a bass solo - Metal_Treasure
The solo, the bridge, the slap, this song is perfect bass.
This deserves to take By the Way's spot, By the Way deserves Tell me Baby's spot, and Tell me Baby's spot should be up here.
Cannot believe this is not higher!
Beautiful songs and bass lines
This is what makes the song. It's used in the intro like a magnet, attracting you into the rest of the song.
It's pretty cool, but not Krists best bassline. - Userguy44
This was the inspiring bass line for Queen’s Another one bites the dust (nr. 1 on this list) Bernard Edwards, thank you and RIP!
How is this- one of the most recognizable bass lines ever- not on the list already?
Great play between the lead and bass line
Even better than hysteria
This is my favorite. Tool has the best basslines ever! - moose4life19
EPIC SONG, SUPER EPIC BASSLINE
The Seinfeld Theme has many variations. And they are all amazing! A few of them appear on The Seinfeld EP. This record is a rarity, and should be more well known. It also includes lots of hit songs.
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