Best Slap Bass Songs

We all like guitar solos or riffs. But what if bass guitar can be played like lead guitar?
These are some of the best slap bass songs. Please add more.

The Top Ten

Tommy the Cat - Primus Tommy the Cat - Primus Cover Art

The best I could think of. - zxm

Started to like this song only because of slap solo. - zxm

The sample has some slap bass parts. - zxm

Kareem’s Footprint - Buckethead

He's been a very good guitarist. but he plays good slap bass too. - zxm

Power Mad - Primus Power Mad - Primus Cover Art

Its not very noticeable. I mean if you just listen the song for first time.but if you pay little bit of attention then you'll hear the slap bass and its awesome! - zxm

U Can't Hold No Groove - Victor Wooten U Can't Hold No Groove - Victor Wooten Cover Art


The sample here will tell you. - zxm

Pow - Graham Central Station Pow - Graham Central Station Cover Art

No offense or not saying it worse. But when I saw the live version of the song, it was quite funny. I couldn't stop laughing. How they sing "POW" and dance. POW. - zxm

Released in '78. quite old song for slap bass. - zxm

Lopsy Lu - Stanley Clarke Lopsy Lu - Stanley Clarke Cover Art
Greet the Sacred Cow - Primus Greet the Sacred Cow - Primus Cover Art
Scoop - Marcus Miller Scoop - Marcus Miller Cover Art
Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Is a good slap line, and flea is extremely good doing the slap


dis good

Flea is god of slap :D

Seinfeld - Kitsch and Camp Seinfeld - Kitsch and Camp Cover Art

Thought could use this. - zxm

The Contenders

Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art

One of my all-time favorite songs (the verses are the best)

Guti (The Finale) - Aurthohin

I have added it low because its not in English. But it has more than one bass solos. Three (or four) slap bass solos. The last one isn't slap bass though. It's a tapping solo. - zxm

Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers Cover Art

For me, this is the best. It is simple yet very groovy sound. This is really matured kind of slapping on bass. Not relaying on speed or too much techniques or complexity on style but, good enough to make people feel the groove and make them dance.

Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

Whenever I play this song I want to punch a hole in the wall I get so amped

People Passing By - Pain of Salvation People Passing By - Pain of Salvation Cover Art

This band is so underrated

This song starts with a slap bass. - zxm

Awesome! - zxm

Glide - Pleasure Glide - Pleasure Cover Art
Right Now - Korn Right Now - Korn Cover Art
Undisclosed Desires - Muse

The chorus untilizes slap bass expertly

Thanks GillisL for adding it. never though Chris Wolstenholme slaps too. - zxm

Nikkrishto - Aurthohin Nikkrishto - Aurthohin Cover Art

The sample has some bass solo part. - zxm

Some of the parts got mixed with guitar riffs. but in the beginning you'll listen the solo. - zxm

Blast - Marcus Miller Blast - Marcus Miller Cover Art
Cancer - Aurthohin Cancer - Aurthohin Cover Art

And like always he has slapped his bass here too. - zxm

Shurjo 2 - Aurthohin Shurjo 2 - Aurthohin Cover Art

In the middle part he plays a slap bass. not really a solo. but a riff. - zxm

Guti (From Hell) - Aurthohin Guti (From Hell) - Aurthohin Cover Art

Two or three solos. first one is most noticeable. - zxm

Bijoyer Gaan - Aurthohin

The song starts with a slap bass solo. - zxm

Onuvuti - Metal Maze
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