10 Best Heavy Bass Songs
Whether you are an enterprising bass player yourself or merely love the tuned-down sound, these are the 10 best heavy bass songs you can find.
- “Back to School” by Royal Trux. They might be the weirdest rock band of all time, but they also recorded the best heavy bass song of all time: “Back to School.”
- “N.I.B.” by Black Sabbath. Without a doubt, this song features the best heavy bass solo ever recorded in popular music.
- “Radio” by Rancid. Matt Freeman is probably the most accomplished bass player in punk rock, and his work on Rancid’s “Radio” is one of our favorites. Truly awe-inspiring!
- “Intergalactic” by the Beastie Boys. One of the Beastie Boys’ most awesome tracks, what holds it altogether is the heavy bass at the center of the song.
- “Sweet Dreams” by Marilyn Manson. When Marilyn Manson covered this memorable track from the Eurhythmics, one of his unique contributions was to heighten the bass track, turning it into the heavy bass song that it wasn’t before.
- “Insane in the Brain” by Cypress Hill. While widely credited with popularizing marijuana use among young people, Cypress Hill also contributed much musically to the hip-hop crossover genre by introducing this track – with its killer bass line – into the mainstream.
- “Got Your Money” by Ol’ Dirty Bastard. While the bass line is often ignored in favor of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s insanely funny lyrics, this is indeed one of the best heavy bass songs of all time.
- “Higher Ground” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea goes totally mad on this early ‘90s Red Hot Chili Peppers track, a cover of a Stevie Wonder song.
- "Straight Outta Compton" by NWA. Ice Cube’s original crew goes wild on this classic hip-hop track, with a killer bass line.
- “Bust a Move” by Young MC. This old school hip-hop gem rounds out our list of the best heavy bass songs ever recorded.
Posted on: Nov. 21, 2010