Greatest Rock Basslines of All TimeOzzyVanHalen
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This is no. 45 on the 'best basslines' list. Go on that list and vote it up
Despite of many people think, Roger is a great bass player, and this song proves it.
John Deacon was a great bassist and this proves that. - Userguy44
Maybe the best is in Under pressure, but I like this song so much!
The best bassline is actually Under Pressure, also by John Deacon, but since that's not here, this one is top notch as well, Another One Bites The Dust, another John Deacon super creation.
So glad that the genius of Deacy is finally being recognized, as he is the most underrated bassist, same as Queen, the greatest band on the planet, yet so underrated and not fully appreciated or recognized for their phenomenal talent and genius. Had Queen's obscure songs gotten proper exposure, they'd All be hits! If you know Queen, you know what I'm talking about. They have masterpieces galore among their lesser known stuff, much better than the popular ones in their Greatest Hits even. Yet they remain lovely hidden gems for huge Queen fans like me, truly a treasure trove of ecstasy!
Queen is the most awesome band w/ 4 of the most talented, most incredibly brilliant, most eclectic, most innovative, and most versatile geniuses the music world has ever seen/heard.
And then there's FREDDIE! ...more
Iconic bass line.6 Comments
Love hearing it on the sound system at Ohio State football games; always a crowd favorite.
I’m disappointed that this is at number 3 when this is played on the guitar
Seven Nation Army is played on a guitar with heavy distortion, but I could see how people thought it was a bass. The White Stripes only has two members: Jack White on guitar and vocals and Meg White on drums. - HardRockSam
This is a Guitar Riff, Not a bassline2 Comments
The solo in Freewill is a testament to the fact that Rush is the best collaboration of rock musicians EVER and Geddy Lee does not disappoint
I don't care what anybody says... Geddy is hands down one of the greatest bassists and vocalists of all time, Rush kicks some serious butt!
One of the greatest songs ever - CalebMusic
Why in the world is this not even on the list? This and Another One Bites The Dust has got to be the best and most recognizable baselines, and I actually prefer Under Pressure. The fact that it is not in the list makes me RAGE.
The song is driven around the bass of John Paul Jones.
Geddy Lee and I vote for this one.
11, seriously, this should be 1
Chris Squire is the Jaco Pastorius of rock.
RIP Chris Squire
If it’s not your number 1 then listen until it is.
How is this under Longview and Come As You Are. Chris is a better bassist than Mike and Krist in my opinion. - Userguy44
love this bass
Only bass I can play lol
Anything Nirvana is the best
You could recognise this song just listening to the basslines.
One of the best bass intro of all history
Funny list- so many great basslines so far down.
Les Claypool is AMAZING, and beats any bassline on this list. It's groovy, yet slightly dark in the songs's context. Perfect!
Best bassline from the best bassist ever!
This isn't even in the top 10? - Userguy44
This should be on the top of the list
What a bass line why was this not on there
I'm a bassist, and all these are great basslines, but this one is the best rocking bass line to me. It just jams and has been my favorite bass line well before I started playing. Just amazing.
Greatest bass line in the last 25 years
I mean that bass line on the interlude is godly. It’s not hard, but it increases in difficulty and speed throughout the next few minutes getting more beautiful each time. Combined with some great guitar work over the top, this section makes for ones of the nicest pieces of music I know. Thanks Cliff
The distorted intro is very catchy along with the drums, the two bass solos are heavenly, and the way this song changes throughout make it a pure masterpiece. RIP Cliff Burton
Pretty nasty groove
This should be way higher. The line is too complex to not be
It's extremely complex and catchy at the same time.
Paul's best bass line
Excellent bass line.
It may not be as catchy as some of the other examples, but in terms of sheer skill, it doesn't get much better than this! John Entwistle recorded it in one take. One take!
One of the most groundbreaking and innovative bass lines in history. Paul changed the whole bass guitar world. Everybody is in some way influenced by him. The first melodic rock bass player.
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