Got a new subwoofer and looking to test out the bass? Or maybe you enjoy listening to music with good bass. Whatever the case is, I am bringing you the best songs for bass that will make you turn the speakers up.
Unlock the full potential of your subwoofer with these songs and get the most value out of it. Without wasting any time, let’s jump right into the list.
The top 45 bass-heavy songs
The songs you are about to get here come from different genres, so you can go for the ones you like the most.
- Another one bites the dust by Queen.
What better song to start the list than a Queen song, right? Unlike other masterpieces of Queen, this one boasts for the basslines it has. Throughout the song, you get to hear an iconic bassline that will just stay on your mind the whole time. The best part? You can’t stop your body from grooving with this one.
- Seven nation army by The White Stripes
The intro of this song is something you will never forget, and it’s a bassline. This is the kind of song that defines a musical era and says it all about the time it was made. You can always vibe with this one no matter what type of music you like. And it will surely help bring out the best from your subwoofer.
- The Old Man’s Back Again by Scott Walker
Coming from the 60’s rock generation, this one features a bassline that can get you moving without even wanting to. You can feel the ambition of vocalist Scott Walker coming from the music solely. A great song to crank those subwoofers and enjoy the basslines.
- Hysteria by Muse
Now, this is a song that defines this band more than any other song from them. Hysteria has that grungy bassline with fast tempo music that makes it an exciting song. And when the chorus of this song hits, you will surely get up from your seat and vibe with it.
- Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
Who hasn’t heard the name of this song, right? This song by Michael Jackson is a widely popular one for its unique music and groove. At the same time, it's a great song to try out in your subwoofer and test its quality.
- Down with the bass by fIREHOSE
Well, the song title should summarize why it’s on this list. Right from the get-go of the song, you get to hear that bass going all out. If you have a quality subwoofer, you will contact all this song's intricacies on the basslines. It’s one of those songs where you turn the speakers up without any question.
- Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
When it comes to modern-day music, Imagine Dragons has always had a place on the list. This song by Imagine Dragons will let you in on their uniqueness in music and quality in their songs. As for the bass, it indeed hits hard when you bump up the volume.
- Bullet in the Head by Rage Against the machine
Fan of rock and metal music? Then this is the song that will satisfy your needs genre-wise and bass-wise as well. It’s undoubtedly a song heavily relying on the underlying bassline. The bass riffs are just too good to miss out on, and that makes it one of the best songs for testing bass.
- Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
This is a song that turned out to be the most successful single from the band Gorillaz to date. It features a catchy bassline throughout the song and comes with underlying messages in the video. Truly you can’t have a list of heavy bass songs without including this one in the list.
- Come as you are by Nirvana.
When we talk about Nirvana, we think of Smells like teen spirit. However, there are so many songs from them that are a treat to your ears, such as this one. If you love listening to songs with good bass, then you will love it for sure. Pair it up with the iconic voice of Kurt Cobain, and you end up with a masterpiece.
- Mango Drive-by Rhythm and Sound
Get into the groove with this fun song from the band Rhythm and Sound. As soon as you start the song, you hear that prominent bassline that goes on throughout the song. This is a great song to test out the performance of your speakers and subwoofers.
- Yeah, by Usher
A song that will surely get you in a different vibe. The bassline just elevates how good the song will sound in your speaker system. It’s not just about testing your subwoofer with this one; you can listen to this whenever you are in the mood to dance.
- Wasted times by the Weeknd
If you are keeping up with modern music then I am pretty sure you know who The Weeknd is. He has taken over modern music with his singles, and this one is no different. It’s a great song from the Weeknd that features a modern deep electro bassline. The bassline one will help you test out the definition your subwoofer can bring out.
- Animal I have become by Three days grace.
Here is another classic rock song by the band Three days grace. They have lots of great songs out there that you should check out for sure. But if it’s about loving bass, then this is the song you can’t miss out on. Even with the strong vocals, you get the real taste of bass coming throughout the song.
- Brick House by The Commodores
Are you looking to add some retro flair to your music playlist? Then there is hardly any better choice than this one. You will have a hard time not dancing to this song because of its uplifting bassline. It’s a great song to listen to when you are a bass lover.
- Time by Hans Zimmer
Now, this is instrumental music that comes with a very uplifting tone as the song progresses. Hans Zimmer is an absolute musical genius who strings all these instrument layers and creates a masterpiece. This one is another of his masterpiece with a bass-heavy influence in it. You can listen to this if you love orchestral music.
- Age of consent by New Order
This is a song that puts your subwoofer to the test for sure. It comes with a unique bass tone with a bit of clarity. So, if your subwoofer doesn't come with a good definition in the bass, you won’t hear the catchy bassline, which is the heart of the song. This is surely one of those bass songs to turn up your subwoofer.
- Black night by Deep Purple
No matter how old you become, you can’t get over this song. It will always be evergreen because of the quality it has in the music. The bassline makes it a fun song, and trust me; your subwoofer has to go through a tough test to make it sound good for you. Mostly this song has that groove that will get you going anytime you listen to it.
- Lovely Day by Bill Withers
When you listen to the song's starting, you may confuse it with a lot of songs. The chord progression is a classic, and it comes in basslines which makes it very interesting. It’s a great song if you want to test the bass of your subwoofer. It has got that bassline going on throughout the song with a groovy tune.
- What’s going on by Marvin Gaye
The reason I put this one in this list is because of the underlying bassline. The bassist who plays the bassline is considered to be a great bassist throughout the history of music. And if you have a good subwoofer, you will surely love the song because of the definition on the basslines.
- Are You Gonna Be My Girl by Jet
Nothing will get you going better than this song; I can assure you that much. It comes with a catchy bass intro that becomes the backing riff throughout the song. It's a super fun song you can listen to with uplifting music to get you in the groove.
- Titanium by David Guetta
Right from the intro, you get to hear a unique tone in the bass that keeps going. When the drums add into the mix, your subwoofer will go through a real test there. Everything combined makes it a great song to test out your speakers and subwoofers.
- Californication by Red Hot Chili Peppers
Even though it’s well known for the guitar licks, it also comes with an excellent bassline. Without the basslines in this one, the song would just be incomplete. And the bass is pretty evident, so a good subwoofer should get you a defined bassline out of the music.
- Roundabout by Yes
If you want to enjoy some quick tempo basslines, this is the go-to song for that. Right after the 40-second mark of the song, you will get into a whole new realm of bass. Just by listening to the bassline for a while, you will understand how skilled the bassist is.
- I will survive by Cake
Want to go a bit mellow with the music but still need that bass? Then this can be a song for you. It doesn’t have those heavy musical instruments. And the best thing is the bassline of the song is very much prominent. So, you can't miss the bass when you start up the song unless you have a very bad subwoofer.
- Dreams by Fleetwood Mac
Here’s another slow and mellow song with a dominating bassline. It’s a great song when you just want to sit on your couch and chill. The bass isn't overwhelming, neither there are no loud sounds to worry about.
- Livin on a Prayer by Bon Jovi
Many of us knew about this song and heard it before; I am pretty sure of that. And if you haven’t, then you should listen to it and add it to your playlist because this one defines the rock era of Bon Jovi. And the iconic bassline starts up the song with a steady pace.
- Treat her right by The Commitments.
Now, this is a great song to listen to when you love bass in your music. Just past the intro, the whole song is driven by a strong bassline along with the vocals. As soon as the chorus hits, you get to a new uplifting level of music. It's just a fun song to listen to overall.
- Good times by Chic
This is a song with a unique bassline and some fun elements going on throughout the song. With the correct subwoofers, you will get all the definition and tonal quality coming out of the bass. This is surely one of the best bass songs to amplify your subwoofer.
- Dazed and confused by Led Zeppelin
I mean, who doesn’t love some Led Zeppelin. This is one of their bass-heavy songs where the bass dominates more than the guitar, which is unique for Led Zeppelin songs. Right of the bat, you get to hear a strong bassline that just dictates the whole music later on.
- I Wish by Stevie Wonder
Among many of Stevie Wonder’s extraordinary music, this one is a gem for the basslines. It starts with a heavy bassline that just goes on to becoming a musical fiesta later on. Whether you love bass or want to test out your subwoofer, this is a great song to add to your music playlist.
- Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry
I am pretty sure everyone has heard the iconic bassline from this song. The catchy bassline intro is still a fan favorite, and you can listen to it on the internet in various videos. The bassline throughout the song is just phenomenal and you can surely add this to your favorite bass songs.
- Sunshine of your Love” by Cream
This is a bass-driven song to keep you up on your feet. It’s not too mellow, neither too heavy for your ears. It has that chill vibe going on, which makes you want to dance but doesn’t overwhelm you with the volume. The bass on this one will indeed evaluate the quality of your subwoofer.
- White Knuckle Ride by Jamiroquai
Well, this is a song with heavy drum beats paired up with some strong basslines. Your subwoofer has to do an excellent job of bringing out the actual sound quality from this song. And once that happens, you are bound to have a good time playing this on your music system.
- Money by Pink Floyd
There are countless hits by Pink Floyd, and this is one of them for sure. Most of their songs have dominating guitar licks and solos, but this one has a strong bassline. You get to hear the bass clearly on this one, and it’s the driving force of this song as well. So, for your bass-heavy song list, this one is a good pick without any question.
- Come Together by The Beatles
You can simply start to vibe with this song even if you haven’t listened to this before. It has a catchy and dominating bassline which is the main backing track of this song. As soon as the chorus hits, you get into another realm of music. It’s a fun song for sure, and of course, it's from The Beatles, so there is no going wrong with it.
- My Friend of Misery by Metallica
You might be wondering what’s Metallica doing on this list? Unlike all the other songs by Metallica, this one has a pretty strong bassline going throughout the song. A great thing about this one is that the bassline creates a lovely tune with a soft tone which sounds very nice when you solo it. It’s a great song if you like the rock and metal genre.
- My generation by The Who
If you want to check out the mid-range bass of your subwoofer, then this is the go-to song for that. It mostly comes with a mid-range bass with some low end of the bass here and there. So, it’s a great song to pick for testing out your subwoofer and the quality of it through different ranges. Aside from all that, it is a very fun song with a strong message behind it. You will end up loving it anyway.
- Schism by TOOL
If you don't mind watching a creepy video, you should try listening to this song. It comes with an intricate bassline with a unique tonal quality. The whole song depends on the bassline, and it’s the base for it, so you can’t go wrong with this. As a bass lover, you will surely add this to your list of favorite songs.
- Around the World by Daft Punk
If you like electronic music and listen to Daft Punk, this is a song you should add to your list. It has got excellent basslines to test out the actual performance of any subwoofer out there. There is a crunchy bassline throughout the song, and it can get you to dance as well.
- Guns of Brixton by The Clash
Are you looking for that natural tone of bass? Then this is the perfect song to pick if you want to listen to a natural bass tone. It has got a deep rumbly bass that just elevates to newer levels when paired up with a quality subwoofer. It’s a great song to test out your subwoofer volume control and definition. It’s also a pretty fun song to listen to.
- I Want You Back by The Jackson 5
Here is a song that comes with a lot of grooves in it. You just start dancing to this one whenever you listen to it. And the bassline is just something incredible to give this song the feel it has. If you love bass in your music, this is the one you should listen to.
- Original Prankster by The Offspring
With a catchy bassline and uplifting guitar tune, this is a song you should keep on your list for sure. The bass may not be dominating on this one, but it completes the song and gives it the beauty it has. Whenever you are bummed out, this can lift you for sure.
- My Sharona by The Knack
If you want to test out your sound system, then this is a must-pick song for you. It starts with some crunchy drum sounds and then moves into a bass intro. The song has a fast tempo, so it takes quality audio gear to make quality sounds. Altogether it’s an enjoyable song to listen to.
- Let's Get It Started” by The Black-Eyed Peas
Do you love hip songs with some good bass? Then this will surely impress you. It has got a fun tune with a powerful bassline that just defines the song as a whole. The tonal quality of the bass is quite deep so that you will be putting your subwoofer through a real test with this one.
Other Recommended Songs Lists
To sum up, there are lots of songs that you can try if you love bass. But these are, without a doubt, the best songs for bass to have in your playlist. You can also use these songs to test your subwoofer and its capability. The experience of listening to these songs with a quality subwoofer is simply surreal.
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