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The Top Ten
John Deacon is the unsung hero of Queen.
Extremely catchy & funky bassline of one of Queen's best. Perfectly demonstrates why John Deacon was both the secret weapon member as well as the most underrated member of Queen. - Mrveteran
How can you not dance?!?! It's so amazingly catchy!
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.V 7 Comments
If you've played this song, you'll know what I'm talking about.
Pink Floyd RULES!
Manages to create something incredibly catchy, memorable and unique, all the while with the odd time signature of 7/4. Whatever I may think about Roger Waters as a person, he was undeniably a great bass player and this song is the most obvious proof of that. - Mrveteran
Well at the harder songs, like Pigs, David Gilmour actually played the (studio) bass - vr46
Easily one of the catchiest bass licks of all-time, a timeless classic that should top the list!
BetterV 9 Comments
Most definitely the best bass line I've ever heard! Got to love how Muse isn't afraid to use the bass as not just a background instrument!
Oh yeah, VERY good bassline, played by one of the best bassists ever, Chris Wolstenholme
Chili peppers and muse have the best bass lines, but this song has more bass notes than guitar notes and in a great pattern
Pure awesomeness! - Userguy44V 7 Comments
What can I say?... flea is a fantastic bassist
Its no 5
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
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
The intro bassline says it all...
Not really a cool bassline, you are confusing it with the intro - emilk
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
How could this one be missed?!?! -_-
Cliff Burton at his finest.
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.
Ok, just listen to this sample and tell me this doesn't belong in the top ten
One of the best Yes songs.
This is the best bassline ever!
THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10!
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
Great bass and a thinking song
Amazing bass in the song!
Justin chancellor is underratted bassist - AlcadrazV 3 Comments
Yeah a really tense bass intro.
Too cool stuff baby :D makes you jump listening to the intro :DD
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.
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
Should be in the top three at least. - georgielikesgreenday
Stuart and the Ave is Mikes best basslineV 11 Comments
How is this not in the top 40
In my opinion best bass intro in metal
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
Best one so far
THIS SONG RULES
This should be way higher in the list
Instantly recognizable by anyone
Simple and catchy
IF YOU ASKED ANYONE IF THEY HEARD "FEEL GOOD" SOME WOULD SAY NO. IF YOU SUNG THE LYRICS a lot MORE WOULD KNOW. BUT EVERYONE KNOWS THAT BASSLINE, It's A CLASSIC!V 2 Comments
Amazing line, negativity is pointless
Doesn't even deserve 2 b on the list. Stupid list
It's claypool man!
How is this twenty three listen to the bass
Dude. This is the magic of John Paul Jones being shown. - galaxyfox
John Paul Jones is so underappreciated.
Was this not on the list? - christangrant
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.
Lol do you not know what a cover is
One of pop's best and catchiest basslines, that's for sure. - Mrveteran
I feel enraptured every time I hear the baseline
Billie jean is number 1
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?V 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.
Best, immediately recognizable and equally fun to hear and play! - AlphaX
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
Most insane bassline I've ever heard! - Userguy44
This bassline is Primus' hardest bassline. Just listen to it. - MKBeast
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!
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 is my favorite. Tool has the best basslines ever! - moose4life19
EPIC SONG, SUPER EPIC BASSLINE
Great play between the lead and bass line
Even better than hysteria
This would be top ten if it was more popular but it's for some reason people prefer come as you are
Cool bassline. Can Krist get any better than this? - Userguy44
Legendary. This, N.I.B, Killing in the Name and Hysteria.
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