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Your favourite bass line in a piece of music

Out of the many, I would like to kick this off with 3.

1. Air on G - J.S.Bach
2. So What - Miles Davis
3. Papa was a Rolling Stone - The Temptations 

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  • Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions : deffo up there 
  • Money....Pink Floyd

    Give it away.....Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Butcher Blues - Kasabian
  • Solsbury Hill - Peter Gabriel 
  • Dear Prudence - The Beatles
  • Big Noise from Winnetka - Bob Crosby's Bobcats. 
  • Everybody dance - Chic
    She’s a super Lady - Luther Vandross
    Down in the tube station at midnight - Jam
  • Don’t look any further - Dennis Edwards
    My Generation - The Who

  • Girls and Boys - Blur
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  • Bow womp womp wop wow - bow wicka wow womp da wow - bow womp womp womp womp wicky da wow
  • Urban Shakedown ft. Debo - Arsonist - Some Justice '95
  • Summertime Blues-The Who live at Leeds
  • I wanna be your man. - The Rolling Stones
    19th Nervous Breakdown - The Rolling Stones
    i want you back- The Jackson Five
    I want you (she's so heavy) - The Beatles
    Bouree- Jethro Tull
  • Jumping Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
  • So many to list, in terms of bassists; Bernard Edwards, Mark King, Victor Wooten and of course Marcus Miller.
  • The bass riff intro on ‘Waiting Room’ by Fugazi always makes my spine tingle.
  • Another for Bouree by Jethro Tull: the late Glenn Cornick whom I saw many times with his subsequent band Wild Turkey.

    Yours Is No Disgrace - Yes. Wonderful bass-work by the greatest prog bass player, alsonow dead, Chris Squire
  • The Real Me - The Who. Amongst all of Entwistle's incredible bass lines, this is a complete monster.
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  • Aquarius (Let the Sunshine in) by The Fifth Dimension

    it really comes in on the second half of the song from 2mins 18seconds


  • Age of Consent - New Order
    Le Freak - Chic
    Tears of a Clown - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

  • So many, I love a bassline

    I Wish - Stevie Wonder
    Money - Pink Floyd
    Come Together - Beatles
    Use me - Bill Withers
    Love will tear us apart - Joy Division
    Come as you are - Nirvana
    Busstop - Fatback Band 
  • edited September 5
    I wanna be adored - Stone Roses

    Homeboy - Adorable


  • Lou Reed - walk on the wild side 
    Talking Heads - Psycho Killer 
  • My Name Is Mud - Primus
  • Ooh To Be Ah by Kajagoogoo. From the 1983 debut LP White Feathers.
    This inventive bass line is played by Nick Beggs.
  • Lou Reed - the gun 

    anything by the red hot chilli peppers 
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