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Songs with Good Bass

Songs with Good Bass

Outside of jazz, I believe the bass is a generally under-appreciated instrument. A good bass line can change the mood of the whole song or even ruin it if not played right. The ones who do it exceptionally, are mentioned in this list.
Stephen Rampur
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
I didn't follow the standard rules of bass playing, and many musicians on many different instruments who became noteworthy for their unique or particular style did a very similar thing. - Billy Sheehan

The bass in a song is what makes a person start tapping his toes to the beats, and get into the dancing mood. You can play these songs in your hi-watt home theater system or your car audio system. The following lists some good bass songs, which includes strong drum beats and even bass lines.

Best Bass Songs
  • California Love - Tupac Shakur
  • Yeah - Usher
  • Right Round - Flo Rida
  • Marco Polo - Soulja Boy
  • Hey Mama - Black Eyed Peas
  • Many Men - 50 Cent
  • Ghetto Bass - 2 Live Crew
  • Just A Little Bit - 50 Cent
  • Hold Up, Wait a Minute - DJ Smurf
  • Hip-Hop - Dead Prez
Few good bass songs are mentioned in the following.

Good Bass Songs
  • Dilemma - Nelly
  • B-O-O-T-A-Y - Spank Rock & Benny Blanco
  • Stoplight - Snoop Dogg
  • Stay Fly - Three-6-Mafia
  • St. Louie - Nelly
  • In Da Club - 50 Cent
  • Ruff Ryders Anthem - DMX
  • Boys In Tha Hood - N.W.A.
  • Single - Lil Wayne
  • Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliot
  • Grey Goose - Chamillionaire
  • Say it Right - Nelly Furtado
  • Let Me Ride - Dr. Dre
  • Beats for my Van - DJ Billy
  • Can't Hustle Forever - Krayzie Bone
  • Things You Do - Jay-Z
  • Gimme the Loot - The Notorious B.I.G.
  • Journey Into Bass - DJ Laz
  • Can't Believe It - T-Pain
  • Fiesta - R. Kelly
  • Still Dre - Dr. Dre
  • Low - Flo Rida
  • Vogue - Madonna
  • Two Words - Kanye West feat. Freeway and Mos Def
  • Like My Dady - Lil Wayne & Birdman
  • B.O.B. - OutKast
  • A Millie - Lil Wayne
  • Pimp Juice - Nelly
  • Crack a Bottle - Eminem
  • Blueberry Yum Yum - Ludacris
  • POW - Soulja Boy
  • Better Off Alone - Alice DeeJay
  • Thoia Thoing - R. Kelly
  • Get Up - 50 Cent
  • Superman - Eminem
  • Kush Is My Cologne - Gucci Mane
Now, let us see some songs which have good bass lines that can be used while playing the bass guitar.

Songs with Good Bass Lines
  • Last Kiss - Pearl Jam
  • Sad But True - Metallica
  • Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
  • Money - Pink Floyd
  • Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
  • Love Me When I am Gone - 3 Doors Down
  • Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd
  • Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
  • The Bed's Too Big Without You - The Police
  • God Put a Smile Upon Your Face - Coldplay
  • Heroes - David Bowie
  • Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
  • Fear Of The Dark - Iron Maiden
  • Fire - Jimi Hendrix
  • Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
  • Dazed And Confused - Led Zeppelin
  • Californication - Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Some of these tunes can also be used as bass songs for beginners. For example, 'Paradise City' by 'Guns N' Roses' and 'Californication' by 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' can be considered as good songs to learn for novice bass guitar players. Since there is a big list of thumping hip hop songs, you can't say that there is just one particular rap song with good bass. Note that the above list of songs is generally arranged without considering any ratings.