Andy's Music High Five: Top 5 Bass Intros

Top 5 Bass Intros

Here’s our Top 5 Picks for Legendary Bass Intros


1) Under Pressure/ Ice Ice Baby - by Queen & David Bowie/Vanilla Ice

Queen and David Bowie Under Pressure Ice Ice Baby Vanilla Ice
 We start with a 2-for-1 Special: Under Pressure by Queen and David Bowie, which was sampled and used by Vanilla Ice in Ice Ice Baby. Whether you’re a rock purist who prefers Queen’s use of this legendary lick or if you love the fun, catchy spin that Vanilla Ice put on it, you just can’t help but groove along.

2) Play That Funky Music - by Wild Cherry

 Next we have the Funk! This bass line immediately transports you to the disco era and makes you want to shake your groove thang! - Or maybe just bob your head to it. To each their own. Either way, you know you love this bass intro. Play That Funky Music White Boy Wild Cherry

3) Another One Bites the Dust - by Queen

 Queen the Game Album Cover Another One Bites the Dust Coming in at #3 is Queen... Again! Before John Deacon’s early retirement from the music scene in 1997, he wrote several of Queen’s hit songs, including this bass-driven beauty! If you’ve ever picked up a bass guitar before, admit it: you tried to play this bass line.

4) Crazy Train - by Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads, and Bob Daisley

 Our pick for #4 is Crazy Train. We know; it’s just one step below Stairway to Heaven on the “Top 5 Songs Overplayed On Guitar” list. (Maybe a future blog?) BUT, you know that you fight the urge do yell “Aye aye aye!” once you hear those first 8 notes. Paired with Randy Rhode’s gone-to-soon legendary guitar riff, this song stays bass driven and shatters the stereotype that “all bassists look bored” when played. Ozzy Osbourne Blizzard of Ozz Album Cover Crazy Train

5) Come Together - by The Beatles

 The Beatles Abbey Road Album Cover Come Together Last but certainly not least is Come Together by The Beatles. This smooth rolling bass line is sure to make you “come groovin’ up slowly”. Bass Legend Paul McCartney wrote this timeless song alongside John Lennon back in 1969 and it’s still getting stuck in our heads today.


What songs do you think we left off this list? Let us know in the comments!

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