Category Archives: Bassists

100 Greatest Rock Basslines

1. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
2. Roundabout (Yes)
3. Money (Pink Floyd)
4. Super Freak (Rick James)
5. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin (Sly & Family Stone)
6. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell)
7. Dazed And Confused (Led Zeppelin)
8. Badge (Cream)
9. Higher Ground (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
10. Taxman (The Beatles)
11. Freewill (Rush)
12. Brick House (The Commodores)
13. Thela Hun Ginjeet (King Crimson)
14. NIB (Black Sabbath)
15. Good Times (chic)
16. Bernadette (Four Tops)
17. London Calling (The Clash)
18. Sunshine Of Your Love (Cream)
19. Jeremy (Pearl Jam)
20. Ramble On (Led Zeppelin)
21. No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne)
22. Boris The Spider (The Who)
23. The Lemon Song (Led Zeppelin)
24. The Boys Are Back In Town (Thin Lizzy)
25. Come As You Are (Nirvana)
26. Stand By Me (Ben E King)
27. Come Together (The Beatles)
28. White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane)
29. Would (Alice In Chains)
30. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
31. Schism (Tool)
32. Lowrider (War)
33. Guns Of Brixton (The Clash)
34. Take The Power Back (Rage Against The Machine)
35. Longview (Green Day)
36. Heart Of The Sunrise (Yes)
37. Young Lust (Pink Floyd)
38. The Joker (Steve Miller Band)
39. Pump It Up (Elvis Costello)
40. Should I Stay Or Should I Go (The Clash)
41. Jerry Was A Racecar Driver (Primus)
42. Break On Through (The Doors)
43. Only In Dreams (Weezer)
44. Sober (Tool)
45. Coffee Shop (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
46. Whipping Post (Allman Brothers Band)
47. Summertime Blues (Eddie Cochran)
48. After Midnight (JJ Cale)
49. Last Ride In (Green Day)
50. The Big Money (Rush)
51. Susie Q (Creedence Clearwater Revival)
52. My Name Is Mudd (Primus)
53. The Day I Tried To Live (Soundgarden)
54. Strange Brew (Cream)
55. Peace Frog (The Doors)
56. 46 and 2 (Tool)
57. Soul To Squeeze (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
58. Fire (Jimi Hendrix)
59. Dock Of The Bay (Otis Redding)
60. Under Pressure (Queen)
61. Distant Early Warning (Rush)
62. Truckin (Grateful Dead)
63. Aqualung (Jethro Tull)
64. Maybellene (Chuck Berry)
65. One Nation Under A Groove (Funkadelic)
66. Heat Of The Moment (Asia)
67. Play That Funky Music (White Boy) (Wild Cherry)
68. Run Like Hell (Pink Floyd)
69. Sloop John B (The Beach Boys)
70. Brown Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
71. Legs (ZZ Top)
72. Carouselambra (Led Zeppelin)
73. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath)
74. Josie (Steely Dan)
75. Sing A Simple Song (Sly & The Family Stone)
76. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
77. Day Tripper (The Beatles)
78. I Feel Free (Cream)
79. 25 Or 6 To 4 (Chicago)
80. Limelight (Rush)
81. Rats (Pearl Jam)
82. Call Me Up (Rick James)
83. Ding Dang (The Frog Brigade)
84. Red Barchetta (Rush)
85. Peace Sells (Megadeth)
86. White Room (Cream)
87. Too Many Puppies (Primus)
88. Sparks (The Who)
89. Jumping Jack Flash (Rolling Stones)
90. Here Come The Bastards (Primus)
91. Tom Sawyer (Rush)
92. Wouldn’t It Be Nice (The Beach Boys)
93. I Am The Resurrection (Stone Roses)
94. Rain (The Beatles)
95. Otherside (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
96. I Don’t Want To Go To Chelsea (Elvis Costello)
97. Orion (Metallica)
98. Another Brick In The Wall (Pink Floyd)
99. Week and Powerless (A Perfect Cirlce)
100. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)

Based on: – Each bassline was ranked for the overall quality of its composition,
plus originality, complexity, influence, and lasting appeal.

100 Greatest ‘Rock’ Bass Performances

1. YYZ – Geddy Lee (Rush)
2. The Real Me – John Entwistle (The Who)
3. The Lemon Song – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
4. Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth) – Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
5. Tommy The Cat – Les Claypool (Primus)
6. Apostrophe – Jack Bruce (Frank Zappa)
7. Sound Chaser – Chris Squire (Yes)
8. Metropolis Pt. I – John Myung (Dream Theater)
9. Jam – Larry Graham (Graham Central Station)
10. Karn Evil 9 – Greg Lake (ELP)
11. NIB – Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
12. Thela Hun Ginjeet – Tony Levin (King Crimson)
13. My Generation – John Entwistle (The Who)
14. Dance Of Eternity – John Myung (Dream Theater)
15. Coffee Shop – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
16. Roundabout – Chris Squire (Yes)
17. Sing A Simple Song – Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
18. Pictures Of Home – Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
19. Heart Of The Sunrise – Chris Squire (Yes)
20. I Want You (She’s So Heavy) – Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
21. Bernadette – James Jamerson (Four Tops)
22. Orion – Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
23. Something – Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
24. Awakening – Les Claypool (Holy Mackarel)
25. Hair – Larry Graham (Graham Central Station)
26. Tempus Fugit – Chris Squire (Yes)
27. Bouree – Glenn Cornick (Jethro Tull)
28. One Nation Under A Groove – Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic)
29. The Fish – Chris Squire (Yes)
30. Long Distance Runaround – Chris Squire (Yes)
31. Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin – Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
32. Aeroplane – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
33. Ytse Jam – John Myung (Dream Theater)
34. Won’t Get Fooled Again – John Entwistle (The Who)
35. Money – Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
36. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Greg Lake (King Crimson)
37. La Villa Strangiato – Geddy Lee (Rush)
38. Higher Ground – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
39. 46 and 2 – Justin Chancellor (Tool)
40. Dock Of The Bay – Duck Dunn (Otis Redding)
41. White Room – Jack Bruce (Cream)
42. Sweet Child O Mine – Duff McKagan (Guns N Roses)
43. Rime Of The Ancient Marriner – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
44. Good Times Bad Times – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
45. Mr. Big – Andy Fraser (Free)
46. Pigs – (Three Different Ones) – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
47. Ramble On – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
48. Under My Thumb – Bill Wyman (The Rolling Stones)
49. Day Tripper – Paul McCartney (Beatles)
50. Cosmic Highway – Les Claypool (Frog Brigade)
51. Kindergarten – Billy Gould (Faith No More)
52. Stand By Me – Wendell Marshall (Ben E King)
53. Naked In The Rain – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
54. DMV – Les Claypool (Primus)
55. Rain – Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
56. Stretching Out – Bootsy Collins (Bootsy’s Rubber Band)
57. I’m So Glad – Jack Bruce (Cream)
58. White Rabbit – Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane)
59. Paperback Writer – Paul McCartney (Beatles)
60. Murder – Pino Palladino (David Gilmour)
61. Sexually Active – Stuart Hamm
62. Dragon Attack – John Deacon (Queen)
63. Higher & Higher – James Jamerson (Jackie Wilson)
64. That’s It For The Other One – Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
65. I Get High On You – Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
66. Trilogy – Greg Lake (ELP)
67. The Fire Sermon – Michael Manring
68. Chris And Kevin’s Excellent Adventure – Tony Levin (Liquid Tension Experiment)
69. Cool Jerk – Bob Babbitt (The Capitals)
70. What Is And What Should Never Be – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
71. The Knife – Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
72. Powerslave – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
73. Jerry Was A Racecar Driver – Les Claypool (Primus)
74. Laquerhead – Les Claypool (Primus)
75. Another One Bites The Dust – John Deacon (Queen)
76. Taxman – Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
77. RSVP – Michael Manring (Attention Deficit)
78. Sea Of Lies – Thomas Miller (Symphony X)
79. Number Of The Beast – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
80. Schism – Justin Chancellor (Tool)
81. Come Together – Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
82. Osmosis – Tony Levin (Liquid Tension Experiment)
83. I’m A Man – Peter Cetera (Chicago)
84. Around The World – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
85. Heartbeat – Tony Levin (King Crimson)
86. Pump It Up – Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello)
87. 2 Minutes To Midnight – Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
88. Funky Broadway – Tommy Cogbill (Wilson Pickett)
89. Big Time – Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel)
90. Dolly Dagger – Billy Cox (Jimi Hendrix)
91. Jigsaw Puzzle – Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
92. Stressfest – Dave LaRue (The Steve Morse Band)
93. The Crunge – John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
94. Soul To Squeeze – Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
95. Speak Free – Dirk Lance (Incubus)
96. My Name Is Mudd – Les Claypool (Primus)
97. Maxwell Murder – Matt Freeman (Rancid)
98. Anthem – Geddy Lee (Rush)
99. Death Blooms – Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
100. Renaissance Fair – Chris Hillman (The Byrds)

Based on: – These are the songs where the bassist gets to show their full talent.
The best bass performances.

100 Greatest Rock Bass Guitarists

1. James Jamerson (Funk Brothers, session man)
2. John Entwistle (The Who)
3. Larry Graham (Sly & The Family Stone)
4. Chris Squire (Yes)
5. Jack Bruce (Cream)
6. Tony Levin (King Crimson, session man)
7. Geddy Lee (Rush)
8. Paul McCartney (The Beatles)
9. Louis Johnson (Brothers Johnson, session man)
10. Anthony Jackson (session man)
11. Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
12. Marcus Miller (session man)
13. Les Claypool (Primus)
14. Chuck Rainey (session man)
15. Billy Sheehan (Niacin, Mr. Big, Steve Vai)
16. Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
17. Will Lee (session man)
18. Michael Manring (Attention Deficit, session man)
19. Nathan East (Eric Clapton, session man)
20. Rocco Prestia (Tower Of Power)
21. John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
22. Abe Laboriel (session man)
23. Stuart Hamm (Joe Satriani)
24. Donald “Duck” Dunn (The MGs)
25. Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs)
26. Bob Babbitt (Funk Brothers, session man)
27. Phil Lesh (Grateful Dead)
28. Steve Harris (Iron Maiden)
29. Jack Casady (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna)
30. Cliff Lee Burton (Metallica)
31. John Myung (Dream Theater)
32. John Deacon (Queen)
33. Willie Weeks (session man)
34. Carol Kaye (session woman)
35. Aston “Family Man” Barrett (Bob Marley & The Wailers)
36. Verdine White (Earth, Wind & Fire)
37. David Hungate (Toto, session man)
38. Robert “Kool” Bell (Kool & The Gang)
39. Joe Osborne (session man)
40. Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, session man)
41. Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band)
42. Freddie Washington (session man)
43. Nathan Watts (session man)
44. Louis Satterfield (Earth Wind & Fire, session man)
45. Andy West (Dixie Dregs)
46. Bootsy Collins (Funkadelic)
47. John Wetton (King Crimson)
48. Greg Lake (ELP)
49. Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge)
50. Mark King (Level 42)
51. Mike Watt (Minutemen)
52. Bernard Odum (James Brown, session man)
53. George Porter Jr. (Meters, session man)
54. Mike Gordon (Phish)
55. Bernard Edwards (Chic)
56. Ryan Martinie (Mudvayne)
57. Willie Dixon (session man)
58. Andy Fraser (Free)
59. Trey Gunn (King Crimson)
60. Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)
61. Berry Oakley (Allman Brothers Band)
62. Jerry Jemmott (session man)
63. Roger Glover (Deep Purple)
64. Bill Black (Elvis Presley)
65. “Sweet” Charles Sherrell (James Brown, session man)
66. Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy)
67. Billy Cox (Band Of Gypsys)
68. Bruce Thomas (Elvis Costello & The Attractions)
69. Gary “Mani” Mounfield (Stone Roses)
70. Felix Pappalardi (Mountain)
71. Mike Rutherford (Genesis)
72. David Ellefson (Megadeth)
73. Matt Freeman (Rancid)
74. Ronnie Baker (MFSB)
75. John Alderete (Racer X, Mars Volta)
76. Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies)
77. Duff McKagen (Guns N Roses)
78. Marshall Lytle (Bill Haley & The Comets)
79. Bill Gould (Faith No More)
80. Ray Pohlman (session man)
81. Me’Shell Ndeg√©Ocello (session woman, solo)
82. Doug Pinnick (King’s X)
83. Tommy Cogbill (session man)
84. Glen Cornick (Jethro Tull)
85. Pino Palladino (session man)
86. Randy Coven (Steve Vai)
87. Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine)
88. Doug Wimbish (Living Color)
89. Thomas Miller (Symphony X)
90. Mick Karn (session man)
91. Jeff Ament (Pearl Jam)
92. Ron Wood (Jeff Beck Group)
93. Michael Lepond (Symphony X)
94. Dave Hope (Kansas)
95. Bill Wyman (Rolling Stones)
96. Leo Lyons (Ten Years After)
97. Timothy B Schmit (Eagles)
98. Rex Brown (Pantera)
99. Bobby Sheehan (Blues Traveler)
100. Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith)

Based on: – Rock Bass Guitarists are ranked for their influence, innovation, originality, and technical ability.