Top Ten Best Basslines


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21 Peace Sells - Megadeth Peace Sells - Megadeth V 1 Comment
22 Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder
23 Sick Puppies - You're Going Down Sick Puppies - You're Going Down
24 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson

One of pop's best and catchiest basslines, that's for sure. - Mrveteran

Billie jean is number 1
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25 My Name is Mud - Primus My Name is Mud - Primus
26 Rio - Duran Duran Rio - Duran Duran

Best, immediately recognizable and equally fun to hear and play! - AlphaX

27 YYZ - Rush YYZ - Rush
28 Rage Against the Machine - Bullet In the Head
29 Black Sabbath - N.I.B.

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.

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30 David Bowie & Queen - Under Pressure David Bowie & Queen - 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.
QUEEN rocks!

31 Ian Dury And the Blockheads - Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Cannot believe this is not higher!

32 Muse - Hyper Music V 1 Comment
33 Nirvana - Come As You Are
34 Primus - Tommy the Cat Primus - Tommy the Cat

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

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35 James Brown - Sex Machine
36 Tool - The Pot

This is my favorite. Tool has the best basslines ever! - moose4life19

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37 Megadeth - Trust Megadeth - Trust
38 Lithium - Nirvana Lithium - Nirvana
39 Stanley Clarke - School Days

The people who vote on these are basically completely uninformed. Do any of them know anything at all about bass playing? Stanley Clarke is god.

40 Yes - Heart of the Sunrise

So THAT'S why this isn't top ten, no sample. At least yet, I hope. This song is pure controlled musical insanity, what yes does best

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List StatsUpdated 24 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Rage Against the Machine - Killing In the Name
2. PJ Harvey - Down by the Water
3. Papa Roach - Getting Away with Murder
1. Money - Pink Floyd
2. Orion - Metallica
3. Roundabout - Yes
1. Come Together - The Beatles
2. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
3. Led Zeppelin - Ramble On

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