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 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

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

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

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

The Contenders

11 Powerslave - Iron Maiden
12 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

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

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

Flea plays like a boss here. - Userguy44

20 Sting of the Bumblebee - Manowar

Insane bass solo (shredding) - Metal_Treasure

21 Money - Pink Floyd
22 J.A.R. - Green Day
23 Boris the Spider - The Who
24 The Invisible Man - Queen
25 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Cliif Burton Ladies and Gentelman R.I.P

26 Hamburger Train - Primus

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

27 Hysteria - Muse
28 8 Miles High - The Byrds
29 Badge - Cream
30 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica
31 Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater
32 Domination - Symphony X
33 Had a Dat - Sublime
34 Trick of the Light - The Who
35 Hey You - Pink Floyd
36 Tommy the Cat - Primus
37 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
38 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
39 It's My Life - Talk Talk
40 Death of a Party - Blur
41 Epic - Faith No More
42 Super Freak - Rick James

That bass line is just Iconic!

43 The Millionaire Waltz - Queen
44 The National Anthem - Radiohead

bass good.

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