The 10 best rock songs with good bass showcase an amazing array of talent. From old school songs to present, all of these songs can be blasted in your car or mixed for a club. Either way, you're sure to enjoy them.
- "YYZ" by Rush. Released in February of 1981, the album "Moving Pictures" put Rush on the map. Their song "YYZ" is one of, if not the most, popular song with good bass in it. This track is completely instrumental and consists of thumping beats and quick guitar. However, the bass is unbelievably quick.
- "The Real Me" by The Who. The Who is always on music fans "top lists." They are epic in their sound. The bass in "The Real Me" is nothing short of a show stopper. It is, essentially, the lead guitar during the entire track which makes it one of the best rock songs with good bass.
- "The Lemon Song" by Led Zeppelin. They have the classic, quintessential rock sound, loud and hard hitting. The bass in this song is more subtle than most rock songs. But when listeners crank up their bass on their systems, its apparent that this song was all about the bass guitar and nothing else.
- "Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)" by Metallica. The bass in this track goes beyond good to angry and aggressive. But what else can be expected from Metallica? The entire song consists of guitar, seems simple, but its extremely complex. The bass is certainly what makes this rock song one of the tops for sure.
- "Tommy The Cat" by Primus. The bass in this song is considered by many to be "tasty". It takes one listen to this song to understand why. This songs lyrics are talked to listeners in an extremely distorted and rapid way that only complements the good bass.
- "Coffee Shop" by The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea is one of the best bassist in rock history. With the song, ironically, titled "Coffee Shop" his talents are put on display. The song is certainly sinister in nature. Add to that a bit of funk and you have one of the best rock songs with good bass ever created.
- "Sing A Simple Song" by Sly and The Family Stone. Funk and good bass go hand-in-hand. It is as though you can't have one without the other. In the song "Sing A Simple Song" nothing is simple about it. It is complex and layered and each level is held together by the amazing bass.
- "Sound Chaser" by Yes. Originally released in 1974, Yes took a dramatic and psychedelic trip through each song. The high-hitting vocals and synthesizer sounds are paired ideally with the bass. The song teeters on the edge of being rock, however, once you listen to the guitar track, its pretty evident that this is rock in disguise.
- "I Want You (She's So Heavy)" by The Beatles. It's evident that The Beatles are the greatest band in the history of music. However, tipping the hat to Paul McCartney's bass playing abilities rarely happens. In the song "I Want You (She's So Heavy)," Paul's bass runs up the spine with each riff and thumping of the chord.
- "One Nation Under A Groove" by Funkadelic. Modern funk music really got clogged with electronic sounds. However, "One Nation Under A Groove" never forgot its roots with bass sounds. Because of this, Funkadelic created one the best rock songs with good bass.
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