Best Bass Songs

Best Bass Songs

Sometimes, you just can't do with the usual songs that are easy on the ears and light on the mind. If the heaviness of the bass is what you seek when looking for an alternative to the endless soft music that plays on the radio, then you're at the right place.
Bass. Just uttering the word puts a pump in your step. The notes are deeper than most regular instruments, and the skill it takes to play one is just as deep too.

The only problem with selecting a good track with a nasty bassline from rock music, is that rock is excessively dominated by guitars and vocals. There ain't much of an attempt to put the drums and bass in the forefront. Which is why, the bass shines out better only when the composition asks for it, or if the player is exceptionally talented. While progressive metal and the likes give much more importance to the percussive instruments, the area of bass will always be dominated by only a handful of artists, like Justin Chancellor (Tool), Geddy Lee (Rush), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Flea (R.H.C.P.).

The rest of the article is dedicated to mostly hip hop and electronic tracks, basically genres that allow a much wider room for bass notes to play around. In fact, most sub-categories (like dubstep, for example) in electronic music insist that the bass be louder than anything else!

Best Rock Bass Songs/Basslines of All Time
Schism - Tool
Jeremy - Pearl Jam
Money - Pink Floyd
N.I.B - Black Sabbath
Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Make It Funky - James Brown
The Lemon Song - Led Zeppelin
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
Walk On The Wild Side - Lou Reed
Tell Me Baby - Red Hot Chili Peppers
When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Give It Away - Red Hot Chili Peppers
That's It For The Other One - The Grateful Dead
Coffee Shop - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Thela Hun Ginjeet - King Crimson
Metropolis Pt. I - Dream Theater
Gonna See My Friend - Pearl Jam
Boris The Spider - The Who
Break On Through - The Who
Come As You Are - Nirvana
Super Freak - Rick James
My Generation - The Who
Taxman - The Beatles
Orion - Metallica
YYZ - Rush
Best Hip Hop/Electronic Bass Songs Of All Time
Supersonic - J.J. Fad
Me So Horny - 2 Live Crew
Bass Rock Express - M.C. A.D.E.
The Cars with the Boom - L'Trimm
Just Give the DJ a Break - Dynamix II
Give It All You Got (Doggy Style) - Afro-Rican
Drop the Bass - DJ Magic Mike and MC Toney B
Creep Dog - MC Cool Rock and Chaszy Chess
Boot the Booty - MC Cool Rock and MC Chaszy Chess
Now Dance - Byron Davis & The Fresh Krew
Welcome to the Planet of Bass - Maggotron
Mami El Negro - DJ Laz and Danny D.
Bass Computer - Techmaster P.E.B.
We Want Some Pussy - 2 Live Crew
Whoomp! (There It Is) - Tag Team
Sally, That Girl - Gucci Crew II
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix-A-Lot
Shake It - MC Shy D
Best Bass Songs For Your Car
Demons - Tech N9ne
Y'all Heard of Me - C-Murder
Guess Who's Back - Mike Jones
Hey Mama - The Black Eyed Peas
Match the Name With the Voice - Busta Rhymes
Deep Sexy Space - Lords of Acid
Late Night Tip - Three 6 Mafia
Killa Whale - Andre Nickatina
Get Bread - Trick-Trick
Üdü Ẁüdü - Magma
Best Bass Songs For Your Car
Still Dre - Dr. Dre
I'm Out Here - B.G.
Oxy Cotton - Lil Wyte
I Got Dat Candy - Lil Wyte
Knuck If You Buck - Crime Mob
Crunk in your system - Trillville
Ruff Ryders Anthem (Remix) - DMX
Thug Luv' - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Welcome to the South - Young Buck
Do Your Duty - Beatmaster Clay D. and The Get Funky Crew
Lose My Money (Honey) - Prince Rahiem and Crazy Legs
Ooh Lawd (Party People) - DJ Smurf and P.M.H.I.
Eazy-E (Bass Remix) - Boyz-N-The-Hood
What's Happenin' - Ying Yang Twins
Posse on Broadway - Sir Mix-A-Lot
Hold Up! Wait a Minute! - DJ Smurf
Shake the Joint - Breezy Beat MC
Wanna Be A Baller - Lil' Troy
Who Run It - Three 6 Mafia
Worse 'Em - Triple M Bass
Mockingbird - Eminem
Good Dope - Lil Wyte
Many Men - 50 Cent
Seed 2.0 - The Roots
Dammit Man - Pitbull
Let it Go - Afro-Rican
Chicken Head - MC Zeus
Gigolo Tony - Smurf Rock
My Boo - Ghost Town DJ's
Wiggle Wiggle - Disco Rick
Prime Choice - The Beat Is Fresh
That's Right - DJ Taz feat. Raheem the Dream
Raise the Roof - Luke feat. No Good But So Good Party
My Baby's Daddy - B-Rock and the Bizz
Do the Damn Thing - 2 Live Crew
Scarred - Luke Campbell
Show Me Love - Kilo Ali
Lap Danz - Top Secret
Neva Eva - Trillville
Red Alert - DJ Laz
Party - Dis-n-Dat

As always, the taste in music will always depend on a lot of things, from your age, to the quality of your speakers, your moods, and general influence from things like where you live and what you do. If you feel that I've left out any songs or tracks that deserve a mention, please feel free to add them in the comments.