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 (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth - Metallica
8 My Generation - The Who
9 My Last Words - Megadeth
10 The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin

The Newcomers

? The Millionaire Waltz - Queen

The Contenders

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

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

13 Orion - Metallica
14 Roundabout - Yes
15 My Name is Mud - Primus
16 Under Pressure - Queen & David Bowie
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 8 Miles High - The Byrds
26 Badge - Cream
27 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica
28 Metropolis Pt. 1 - Dream Theater
29 Domination - Symphony X
30 Had a Dat - Sublime
31 Trick of the Light - The Who
32 Hey You - Pink Floyd
33 Tommy the Cat - Primus
34 Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
35 Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
36 It's My Life - Talk Talk
37 Death of a Party - Blur
38 Epic - Faith No More
39 Super Freak - Rick James

That bass line is just Iconic!

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List Stats

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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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