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
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
Why it's #2 in both the lists?
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.
BEST BASS LINE IN HISTORY AND MOST RECOGNIZABLE. BEST ONE FROM THE 80S TOO. UNDER PRESSURE IS GOOD, BUT THIS ONE IS LEGENDARY.V 2 Comments
This is played on guitar you idiots
Played on bass AND guitar clearly.V 1 Comment
Funny list- so many great basslines so far down.
One of the best bass intro of all history
The song is driven around the bass of John Paul Jones.
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!
11, seriously, this should be 1
Chris Squire is the Jaco Pastorius of rock.
RIP Chris Squire
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.
love this bass
Only bass I can play lol
You could recognise this song just listening to the basslines.
What a bass line why was this not on there
It's extremely complex and catchy at the same time.
This should be on the top of the list
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
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