Songs With the Best Bass Performances

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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

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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

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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

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4 Schism - Tool

Soothing bassline. - Userguy44

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

5 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

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6 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica UListen to Sample
7 Come Together - The Beatles

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

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8 My Generation - The Who UListen to Sample
9 My Last Words - Megadeth UListen to Sample
10 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Powerslave - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
12 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

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

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13 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie UListen to Sample
14 Orion - Metallica UListen to Sample
15 Roundabout - Yes UListen to Sample
16 My Name is Mud - Primus UListen to Sample
17 Peace Sells - Megadeth UListen to Sample
18 YYZ - Rush UListen to Sample
19 Around the World - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Flea plays like a boss here. - Userguy44

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20 Sting of the Bumblebee - Manowar

Insane bass solo (shredding) - Metal_Treasure

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21 Money - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
22 J.A.R. - Green Day UListen to Sample
23 Boris the Spider - The Who UListen to Sample
24 The Invisible Man - Queen UListen to Sample
25 8 Miles High - The Byrds UListen to Sample
26 Badge - Cream UListen to Sample
27 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica UListen to Sample
28 Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater UListen to Sample
29 Domination - Symphony X UListen to Sample
30 Had a Dat - Sublime UListen to Sample
31 Trick of the Light - The Who UListen to Sample
32 Hey You - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
33 Tommy the Cat - Primus UListen to Sample
34 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
35 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
36 It's My Life - Talk Talk UListen to Sample
37 Death of a Party - Blur UListen to Sample
38 Epic - Faith No More UListen to Sample
39 Super Freak - Rick James

That bass line is just Iconic!

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40 The Millionaire Waltz - Queen UListen to Sample
41 The National Anthem - Radiohead

bass good.

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42 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Cliif Burton Ladies and Gentelman R.I.P

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43 Hamburger Train - Primus

One of the hardest Primus songs on bass. Frantic. Listen to the sample. - JoLeKosovo

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Top Remixes

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