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.

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