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    Default Songs with great basslines

    I feel like bassists in general are underappreciated, even when they provide some of the most killer music. What are some songs with great basslines? Of any genre such as rock, funk, jazz, pop, metal and so on -- what matters is how good the bass is.

    To start, I always did have a soft spot for the bassline in "Would?" by Alice in Chains. It's thick and heavy, and sets the tone very well.



    What good examples do you have? Post away!

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    Steve Harris of Iron Maiden on the song Wrathchild

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    Another One Bites the Dust - John Deacon bassist and song writer. Inspired by Chic's Some credit Good Times. I like the live version at Wembley better than the studio recording. A lot of Queen works are better heard in a live performance.



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    "Silly Love Songs" might seem like a light-weight song, but then listen to that heavy bassline. I can't get enough.
    verbum sapiente satis est

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    "La Vie Est Belle (Life Is Beautiful)" by Petite Noir

    It's more low-tempo compared to the other great examples already posted. But I like the way the bassline sits in the mix and grounds the other elements in the song.

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    "Always listen to the crazy scientist with a weird van or armful of blueprints and diagrams." -- Vibranium

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    Baseline comes in at about 3:00.
    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    There came a time when the Old Gods died! The Brave died with the Cunning! The Noble perished locked in battle with unleashed Evil! It was the last day for them! An ancient era was passing in fiery holocaust!

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    Kirby with most of what I came here to say.

    I'm too lazy to embed it, but The Police - The Bed's Too Big Without You./Most songs by The Police.

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