Top Ten Best Basslines

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41 Tommy the Cat - Primus

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

42 James Brown - Sex Machine
43 Tool - The Pot

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

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44 Megadeth - Trust
45 Give It to Me Baby - Rick James
46 Lithium - Nirvana
47 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.

48 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

49 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

Classic slap.

50 Limp Bizkit - The Truth
51 Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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.

The solo, the bridge, the slap, this song is perfect bass.

52 Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith

NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 20! - Dade

53 Seinfeld - Kitsch and Camp
54 Bob Marley - Stir It Up
55 Alice in Chains - Would?

One of the best and darkest bass lines ever

56 Chic - Good Times

How is this- one of the most recognizable bass lines ever- not on the list already?

57 The Clash - London Calling
58 Red Hot Chili Peppers - Tell Me Baby

To me it's one of Fleas best slap songs, I don't care for anything else on this track but the bass line and drum rhythm.

To me, to have a successful bass line, you need a really good drum beat and chad smith did excellent. Those two really make a good combo. - ben6785

59 Tame Impala - The Less I Know the Better

Most infectious danceable song ever, due to the killer bassline. Bornt of Kevin Parker's love of disco and shrooms, the man has no recollection of recording the song. But it endures as one of his most notable accomplishments, a modern disco classic.

The bassline will be stuck in your head for days- and you'll love it

60 Seinfeld Theme

Some slapping! - zxm

yes - wrests

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