Top 7 Coolest Bass Guitar Solos

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Often overlooked, the bass guitar is a key addition to adding rhythm and funk to a song, it is more than just a guitar with less strings, it has a different tone and feeling. Bassists such as John Entwistle and Cliff Burton helped to change everyone’s perception of the bass by highlighting it’s melodic potential. A good bass line will shake your core and help you to really feel the music. So here are the top 11 coolest bass guitar solos where the bassists really helped to surpass and rule over the other instruments.

Top 7 Coolest Bass Guitar Solos:

7. Runaway – Jamiroquai

An easy to learn well-known song with an extra funky bass guitar solo.

► Play Runaway by Jamiroquai on your bass


6. Stand By Me – Ben E. King

The ultimate proof that a bass line can increase the potential of a song. The playing is minimalist and terribly efficient.

► Play Stand By Me by Ben E. King on your bass


5. Lovely Day – Bill Withers

A beautifully melodic bass line.

► Play Lovely Day by Bill Withers on your bass

4. I Want You Back – The Jackson 5

Another iconic bass line that stands on its own, without the need for other instruments to accompany it to recognize the song. You can try it out even if you’re pretty new to the bass.

► Play I Want You Back by The Jackson 5 on your bass

3. Papa was a Rolling Stone – The Temptations

A massively badass bass guitar solo!

► Play Papa was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations on your bass

2. You Can’t Hurry Love – The Supremes

One of my favorite bass guitar solo thanks to his never-ending enthusiasm, You can’t Hurry Love would be nothing without the tuneful beats of the bass.

► Play You Can’t Hurry Love by The Supremes on your bass

1. Dean Town – Vulfpeck

A super funky bass guitar solo that you’ll have lots of fun learning.

► Play Dean Town by Vulfpeck on your bass


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