Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs with the Best Bass Intros

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The Top Ten

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

This bassline is simple but it sounds so great! - Userguy44

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 - Metal_Treasure

10 Jerry Was a Race Car Driver - Primus

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

Claypool is insane! - Userguy44

The Newcomers

? American Life - Primus

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

The Contenders

11 Uprising - Muse
12 My Name is Mud - Primus
13 The Living Vault - Augury

Heavy AND catchy. Well paired with drumming. - Metal_Treasure

14 Hysteria - Muse

Why wasn't this already here? This bass intro is sick! Chris Wolstenholme is a good bassist. - Userguy44

15 Would? - Alice in Chains
16 The Aura - Beyond Creation

awesome! - Metal_Treasure

17 Panic Attack - Dream Theater
18 Killers - Iron Maiden
19 Domination - Symphony X
20 Longview - Green Day

WHY IS THIS NOT ON HERE?!

21 Lounge Act - Nirvana

Krist is a God

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

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

34 Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N' Roses

Played with some kind of flanger effect. - Userguy44

35 Noospheres - Obscura
36 Of Rage and War - Savatage
37 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
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Top Remixes

1. Money - Pink Floyd
2. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
3. Spirit Crusher - Death
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1. Money - Pink Floyd
2. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
3. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) - Metallica
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