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 Best Slap Bass Songs

1 Tommy the Cat - Primus

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

2 Kareem’s Footprint - Buckethead

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

3 Power Mad - Primus

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

4 U Can't Hold No Groove - Victor Wooten


The sample here will tell you. - zxm

5 Pow - Graham Central Station

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

6 Lopsy Lu - Stanley Clarke
7 Greet the Sacred Cow - Primus
8 Scoop - Marcus Miller
9 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

10 Seinfeld - Kitsch and Camp

Thought could use this. - zxm

The Contenders

11 Aeroplane - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

12 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

13 Dark Necessities - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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.

14 Take the Power Back - Rage Against the Machine

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

15 People Passing By - Pain of Salvation

This band is so underrated

This song starts with a slap bass. - zxm

Awesome! - zxm

16 Glide - Pleasure
17 Right Now - Korn
18 Undisclosed Desires - Muse

The chorus untilizes slap bass expertly

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

19 Nikkrishto - Aurthohin

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

20 Blast - Marcus Miller
21 Cancer - Aurthohin

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

22 Shurjo 2 - Aurthohin

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

23 Guti (From Hell) - Aurthohin

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

24 Bijoyer Gaan - Aurthohin

The song starts with a slap bass solo. - zxm

25 Onuvuti - Metal Maze
26 Aushomapto - Aurthohin
27 Na - Warfaze

Slap bass solo after the guitar solo. Wasn't the best. But quite good. - zxm

28 Dhushor Manchitro - Warfaze

The original one. - zxm

29 Domino Line - Casiopea
30 Panic Station - Muse

I love so much the bass line

31 Power - Marcus Miller

One of the best slap bass of Marcus Miller.

32 Mr. Bill/Wake Up Call/ Funkaleon - Uzeb
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