Top Ten Best BasslinesGlonnAtronnAdonnAdict
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!
Where is the logo of Queen? Why isn't it here as the logo of the other bands?V 6 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!
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 7 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
God exists, and plays Hysteria with the bassV 5 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
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!
It’s perfect!V 2 Comments
How could this one be missed?!?! -_-
Cliff Burton at his finest.
Sab chutiye loudo ho tum. Yyz suno nai gand mese khun nikla toh deko
Ok, just listen to this sample and tell me this doesn't belong in the top ten
One of the best Yes songs.
THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP 10!
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
Should be in the top three at least. - georgielikesgreenday
Stuart and the Ave is Mikes best basslineV 11 Comments
This should be in the top five. It has an awesome bassline and epic bass fills.
This bassline is amazing, it also has incredible fills.
How is this not in the top 40
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.
Instantly recognizable by anyone
Simple and catchy
Awesome! - Fuziion
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 1 Comment
THIS SONG RULES
Doesn't even deserve 2 b on the list. Stupid list
It's claypool man!
How is this twenty three listen to the bass
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.
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.
One of pop's best and catchiest basslines, that's for sure. - Mrveteran
Billie jean is number 1
This is the best bassline in Pop music
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
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.
Best, immediately recognizable and equally fun to hear and play! - AlphaX
Also includes a bass solo - Metal_Treasure
Cannot believe this is not higher!
Great play between the lead and bass line
Even better than hysteria
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
Related ListsGreatest Rock Basslines of All Time Top Ten Best Cliff Burton Basslines Top Ten Geezer Butler Basslines Progressive Rock Songs with the Best Basslines Mike Rutherford Basslines
9 years, 132 days old
Top Remixes (9)
2. Queen - Another One Bites the Dust
3. Money - Pink Floyd
2. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
3. Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder
2. Orion - Metallica
3. Roundabout - Yes
View All 9