Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs with the Best Bass Intros

The Top Ten Rock and Metal Songs with the Best Bass Intros

1 Money - Pink Floyd

It was hard to rank the first 3 songs - they are all #1 for me and it was hard to choose (Pink Floyd, Queen, Metallica) - Metal_Treasure

2 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

So catchy! John is one of my favourite bass players. - Userguy44

3 Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica
4 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
5 Peace Sells - Megadeth

David Ellefson is a sick bass player. - Userguy44

6 Under Pressure - Queen ft David Bowie
7 Schism - Tool

Such an epic song. - DarkBoi-X

8 Spirit Crusher - Death

Bassline is pure ear sex. - cjWriter1997

9 Souls of Black - Testament

Fun fact: it was written by their guitarist Alex Skolnick and played by their bassist. - Metal_Treasure

10 Hysteria - Muse

The Contenders

11 My Name is Mud - Primus
12 Uprising - Muse
13 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Way too low

14 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Primus

Claypool is insane! - Userguy44

A tapping bass intro, which sounds like slapping bass. - zxm

15 The Living Vault - Augury

Heavy AND catchy. Well paired with drumming. - Metal_Treasure

16 The Aura - Beyond Creation

awesome! - Metal_Treasure

17 Would? - Alice in Chains
18 Panic Attack - Dream Theater
19 Killers - Iron Maiden
20 Domination - Symphony X
21 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
22 Longview - Green Day

WHY IS THIS NOT ON HERE?!

23 Lounge Act - Nirvana

Krist is a God

24 The God That Failed - Metallica
25 The Clairvoyant - Iron Maiden
26 Roundabout - Yes
27 Protirup - Aurthohin
28 People Passing By - Pain in Salvation
29 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
30 The Story in Your Eyes - The Moody Blues
31 Ace of Spades - Motorhead
32 Lone Justice - Anthrax
33 Come Together - The Beatles
34 Sliver - Nirvana

Best. Bass. Intro. In. Alternative. History.

35 Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N' Roses

Played with some kind of flanger effect. - Userguy44

36 Noospheres - Obscura
37 Of Rage and War - Savatage
38 American Life - Primus

Amazingly groovy and complex bass intro that really defines this truly stunning song.

39 Dancing in the Moonlight - Thin Lizzy
40 Last Train to London - Electric Light Orchestra
41 Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers
42 Love Buzz - Nirvana
43 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys

The bass intro is so aggressive and fast that it's almost like a punch to the face. - Gg2000

44 Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine

Can't believe I had to add this great song. - DarkBoi-X

45 Overburdened - Disturbed
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