Songs With the Best Bass Performances


The Top Ten

1 Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus

Les Claypool is arguably one of the best bassists of all time, and I think his unique style shows the best and is performed the greatest in JWRD. The song starts out with a heavy bass riff that stays strong for the entire song. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

2 Freewill - Rush

I'm really not a huge fan of Geddy Lee. His vocals are annoying and his keyboard playing is only above average. But his bass riffs pretty much make me forgive his vocals. He has a classic rock style that classic rock fans adore. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

3 Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Say what you want about the Peppers, but you can't deny that their bass oriented rock is great. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

4 Ace of Spades - Motörhead

Lemmy was a great bassist, and "Ace of Spades" was just one of his greatest songs. I was going to put "Overkill" in this slot, but the popularity and dominance of the bass lines in this song are one of a kind, and are as tough as Lemmy himself. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

5 Schism - Tool

Lol, Admin editing the title, it's "Schizm", not "Schism"! - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

6 Come Together - The Beatles

Possibly McCartney's best bass performance ever, it's soft but out-going at the same time. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

7 My Generation - The Who
8 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
9 My Last Words - Megadeth
10 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

The Newcomers

? It's My Life - Talk Talk

The Contenders

11 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
12 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

It includes a bass solo. A very pleasant song. - Metal_Treasure

13 Roundabout - Yes
14 My Name is Mud - Primus
15 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
16 Peace Sells - Megadeth
17 Orion - Metallica
18 YYZ - Rush
19 J.A.R. - Green Day
20 Boris the Spider - The Who
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Top Remixes

1. Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus
2. Ace of Spades - Motörhead
3. Freewill - Rush
1. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
2. Jerry Was a Racecar Driver - Primus
3. My Last Words - Megadeth
1. Roundabout - Yes
2. Schism - Tool
3. My Name is Mud - Primus



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