Top 10 Songs with the Greatest Rock Basslines of All Time

The Top Ten
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

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

This was actually inspired by the basslines of the Funk / Disco group " Chic ". " Good Times " ( 1977 ) that was recorded before " Another one bites the dust " ( 1980 ). Even the group " Sugarhill gang " recorded the bassline of " Good times " on their 1979 song " Rappers Delight ". Don't get me wrong, I love this song of Queen but to put him number two as greatest rock bassline ever is in fact overrating the song because the bassline got not much of originality.

John Deacon wrote the 2 most memorable bass lines EVER. This and Under Pressure. Both are amazing, and I love Deacy! Today's his B-Day! August 19th! Happy 61st, Deacy!

Great bassline. One of the most recognizable riffs/insrumental in rock history, along with Back in Black by AC/DC, and Sunshine of Your Love by Cream.

Money - Pink Floyd Money - Pink Floyd Cover Art

Despite of many people think, Roger is a great bass player, and this song proves it.

This is no. 45 on the 'best basslines' list. Go on that list and vote it up

Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes Cover Art

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.

Love hearing it on the sound system at Ohio State football games; always a crowd favorite.

Played on bass AND guitar clearly.

This is a Guitar Riff, Not a bassline

Peace Sells - Megadeth Peace Sells - Megadeth Cover Art
N.I.B. - Black Sabbath N.I.B. - Black Sabbath Cover Art

Funny list- so many great basslines so far down.

One of the best bass intro of all history

Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie Cover Art

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.

One of the greatest songs ever

Freewill - Rush Freewill - Rush Cover Art

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!

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

Roundabout - Yes Roundabout - Yes Cover Art

Geddy Lee and I vote for this one.

Chris Squire is the Jaco Pastorius of rock.

11, seriously, this should be 1

Great bassline.
RIP Chris Squire

Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

The song is driven around the bass of John Paul Jones.

Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith Cover Art
The Contenders
Come As You Are - Nirvana Come As You Are - Nirvana Cover Art

Anything Nirvana is the best

love this bass
Only bass I can play lol

Hysteria - Muse Hysteria - Muse Cover Art

How is this under Longview and Come As You Are. Chris is a better bassist than Mike and Krist in my opinion.

If it’s not your number 1 then listen until it is.

Longview - Green Day Longview - Green Day Cover Art

You could recognise this song just listening to the basslines.

Best bassline

The Chain - Fleetwood Mac The Chain - Fleetwood Mac Cover Art

What a bass line why was this not on there

Had a Dat - Sublime Had a Dat - Sublime Cover Art
The Pot - Tool The Pot - Tool Cover Art

This should be way higher. The line is too complex to not be

It's extremely complex and catchy at the same time.

Pretty nasty groove

Powerslave - Iron Maiden Powerslave - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Tom Sawyer - Rush Tom Sawyer - Rush Cover Art
American Life - Primus American Life - Primus Cover Art

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!

Three Days - Jane's Addiction Three Days - Jane's Addiction Cover Art
YYZ - Rush YYZ - Rush Cover Art

This should be on the top of the list

This isn't even in the top 10?

I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles I Want You (She's So Heavy) - The Beatles Cover Art
Sunshine of Your Love - Cream Sunshine of Your Love - Cream Cover Art
Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Ramble On - Led Zeppelin Cover Art
La Villa Strangiato - Rush La Villa Strangiato - Rush Cover Art
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