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Which UK number one single contains the best bass line.

I will kick us off with Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Norman Watt-Roy.

Also, take a drink when someone tells us it's all 'subjective'.

Another drink when we're invited to debate what the word 'best' means.

And finish the bottle when someone tells us it's 'impossible'.

 

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I think you’ve hit the number 1 with the number 1 post, Stew

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38 minutes ago, Ricky Rioli said:

Too Shy

Oh yeah! Nice one. 

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"You're The One That I Want" - John Travolta And Olivia Newton John.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e__Pp4FxsjU

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The bassline to Walking On The Moon is pretty crucial, if not anything especially exciting in itself.

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Its impossible to say what the "best" is, its all subjective!

Burp!

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Posted (edited)

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Edited by Reggaebass
Just seen that it must contain the best Bassline, sorry

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I'm not a huge fan of the song but the bass line of Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine is a monster.

I thought Royal Blood had a number 1 single but it looks like I was wrong. 

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Still trying to beat HMWYRS... thought of another one but it only went to No.2. But..........

....... according to Wikipedia there was some controversy about who was number one.

The two records had drawn on sales, and the position was decided on a spurious 'goal difference' system.

 

So if it's permissible I'll post it. Well, after listening to it again to make sure the bass line is actually that good and has not just improved in my memory 🙂 !

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44 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

So if it's permissible I'll post it.

Don't keep us all in suspenders! 

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2 hours ago, Ricky Rioli said:

The bassline to Walking On The Moon is pretty crucial, if not anything especially exciting in itself.

That's a good shout. Love that line. 

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5 hours ago, stewblack said:

Which UK number one single contains the best bass line.

I will kick us off with Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick by Norman Watt-Roy.

Also, take a drink when someone tells us it's all 'subjective'.

Another drink when we're invited to debate what the word 'best' means.

And finish the bottle when someone tells us it's 'impossible'.

 

Subjectively I'd say you are absolutely correct.

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16 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Don't keep us all in suspenders! 

“Groove is in the Heart” - Dee-Lite

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Wherever I Lay My Hat should get a look in. Won't top HMWYRS though.

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48 minutes ago, stewblack said:

Don't keep us all in suspenders! 

I’m glad you agreed..... otherwise I was planning to pollute the thread with comments like

- “it’s subjective”,

- “define bassline”,

- “hey - whatever YOU think Is the best bassline is the best bassline” ,

- “music isn’t a competition “ and

- “well as long as the bassline serves the song......”

 

🙂

 

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This thread has alerted me to just how many great, tasty baselines have failed to get to number 1; 

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42 minutes ago, Mykesbass said:

Wherever I Lay My Hat should get a look in. Won't top HMWYRS though.

Yeah, get what you are saying.

However good Rhythm Stick bassline is, I don't think it really moved bass forward as such.

Whereas WILMH bassline was innovative and distinctive (plus it supported AND added to the song).👍

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3 minutes ago, paul_5 said:

This thread has alerted me to just how many great, tasty baselines have failed to get to number 1; 

Yes, it's almost as if the general record buying public didn't recognise the importance of the bassline 😀!

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Must be something by abba I would have thought. Unless Japan had number ones

no, they didn't, so I guess hysteria by muse, as the song most likely to hear in a bass shop 

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This is a good'un, a fun, bouncy line to play. An important single as it's the first reggae No.1 if you discount 'My Boy Lollipop' by Millie Small. 

 

 

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17 hours ago, paul_5 said:

This thread has alerted me to just how many great, tasty baselines have failed to get to number 1; 

I just checked and Chic have never had a UK number one! 

As for starting the thread with ...Rhythm Stick, that kind of makes the thread redundant straight away. 😄

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