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akast27's Avatar akast27 10:11 AM 01-11-2013
I just spent hours last night searching for the best Bass songs I could find in ITunes.

I think some of these would be great to use at the Sub Shoot Outs for the Music portion of the Shoot Out.

Many of them Sound great for Bass. Let me know if any of you can add some killer Bass songs to the list.

These are in no particular order but there are alot of good ones in the top 30.

I will add any that you give me to this list and send it back out

Best regards,
AK


1. Hold Me Know (Thomson Twins, great Bass)
2. Roundabout (Yes)
3. The Real Me (The Who)
4. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
5. Phish – Boogie On Reggae Woman [Distortion and Envelope]
6. The Chicken (Brian Bromberg & Jaco)
7. Love Games (Level Best Remix)
8. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
9. Good Times (Chic)
10. With or Without You (U2)
11. Moon Germs (Joe Farrell)
12. I Dont Want Know (Fleetwood mac)
13. How Long (Ace)
14. Hysteria (Muse)
15. Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas)
16. YyZ (Rush)
17. Some Like It Hot (Power Station)
18. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
19. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
20. Ladies Of The Road (King Crimson)
21. Burlesque (Family)
22. Canned Heat (by: Canned Heat)
23. Just An Illusion (Imagination)
24. Cream (Prince)
25. Take Me To The River (Talking Heads)
26 Eye in The Sky (Alan Parsons Project)
27. Money (Pink Floyd)
28. Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
29. Whats Going On (Marvin Gaye)
30. Della Brown (Queensryche}
31. Sleepless (Excision & Savvy Xilent Remix)
32. Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard)
33. Birdland (Weatherport)
34. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
35. In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Picket)
36. Billie Jean ( Michael Jackson)
37. Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
38. 24 Hours At A Time (Marshall Tucker band)
39. Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
40. Crazy (Icehouse)
41. Never Trust A Woman (Welcome To Little Milton)
42. My Generation (The Who)
43. Taxman (Beatles)
44. The Lemon Song (Zeppelin)
45. Walking On The Moon (Police)
46. Pink Floyd – One of These Days [Delay & Tremolo)
47. Super Freak - (Rick James )
48. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
49. The O’Jays – For the Love of Money [Flanger]
50. Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground [Distortion]
51. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sir Psycho Sexy (Extremely NSFW )
52. Were An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad)
53. In Need (Grand Funk Railroad)
54. Looking Out (Grand Funk Railroad)
55. IM Your Captain (Grand Funk Railroad)
56. Parliament – P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
57. Your Love Is King (Sade)
58. Smooth Operator (Sade).
59. Thank You (Sly and The Family Stone)
60. Come Dance With Me (Diana Krall)

travis-g's Avatar travis-g 12:00 PM 01-11-2013
DJ Deep and Techmaster - Slowed Down Bass - Blinded by Bass ( With BassBoy)
Hardest hitting bass I have ever heard. I have 2 SVS 13 ultras and 2 MFW 15's.. It will actually make the windows flex in my house like I was in a car audio contest.
travis-g's Avatar travis-g 12:03 PM 01-11-2013
Anything from Primus. Wynonna's Big Brown Beaver, Tommy the Cat
audiofan1's Avatar audiofan1 04:18 AM 01-12-2013
Here's one that will test pitch definition,transient attack and extension and is of reference recording status "Ramsey Lewis" People make the world go round" on his "Ivory Pyramids" disc, 2-3 other tracks as well!
Enjoy!
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar Bill Fitzmaurice 07:38 AM 01-12-2013
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Originally Posted by akast27 View Post

I just spent hours last night searching for the best Bass songs I could find in ITunes.

I think some of these would be great to use at the Sub Shoot Outs for the Music portion of the Shoot Out.

Many of them Sound great for Bass. Let me know if any of you can add some killer Bass songs to the list.

These are in no particular order but there are alot of good ones in the top 30.

I will add any that you give me to this list and send it back out

Best regards,
AK


1. Hold Me Know (Thomson Twins, great Bass)
2. Roundabout (Yes)
3. The Real Me (The Who)
4. Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
5. Phish – Boogie On Reggae Woman [Distortion and Envelope]
6. The Chicken (Brian Bromberg & Jaco)
7. Love Games (Level Best Remix)
8. Give It Away (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
9. Good Times (Chic)
10. With or Without You (U2)
11. Moon Germs (Joe Farrell)
12. I Dont Want Know (Fleetwood mac)
13. How Long (Ace)
14. Hysteria (Muse)
15. Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas)
16. YyZ (Rush)
17. Some Like It Hot (Power Station)
18. Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple)
19. Another One Bites The Dust (Queen)
20. Ladies Of The Road (King Crimson)
21. Burlesque (Family)
22. Canned Heat (by: Canned Heat)
23. Just An Illusion (Imagination)
24. Cream (Prince)
25. Take Me To The River (Talking Heads)
26 Eye in The Sky (Alan Parsons Project)
27. Money (Pink Floyd)
28. Walk On The Wild Side (Lou Reed)
29. Whats Going On (Marvin Gaye)
30. Della Brown (Queensryche}
31. Sleepless (Excision & Savvy Xilent Remix)
32. Red Clay (Freddie Hubbard)
33. Birdland (Weatherport)
34. Stand By Me (Ben E. King)
35. In The Midnight Hour (Wilson Picket)
36. Billie Jean ( Michael Jackson)
37. Under Pressure (Queen and David Bowie)
38. 24 Hours At A Time (Marshall Tucker band)
39. Whipping Post (Allman Brothers)
40. Crazy (Icehouse)
41. Never Trust A Woman (Welcome To Little Milton)
42. My Generation (The Who)
43. Taxman (Beatles)
44. The Lemon Song (Zeppelin)
45. Walking On The Moon (Police)
46. Pink Floyd – One of These Days [Delay & Tremolo)
47. Super Freak - (Rick James )
48. Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith)
49. The O’Jays – For the Love of Money [Flanger]
50. Jamiroquai – Deeper Underground [Distortion]
51. Red Hot Chili Peppers – Sir Psycho Sexy (Extremely NSFW )
52. Were An American Band (Grand Funk Railroad)
53. In Need (Grand Funk Railroad)
54. Looking Out (Grand Funk Railroad)
55. IM Your Captain (Grand Funk Railroad)
56. Parliament – P-Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)
57. Your Love Is King (Sade)
58. Smooth Operator (Sade).
59. Thank You (Sly and The Family Stone)
60. Come Dance With Me (Diana Krall)
Most of these songs were recorded before the subwoofer was invented, so I wouldn't call them good tests of subwoofer capabilities.
The definition of subwoofer is a speaker that plays the freqnecies below where a woofer does. When these songs were recorded the definition of a woofer was a speaker capable of reaching 41 Hz, the lowest fundamental of the double-bass and electric bass. In testing that capability they would be fine.
In the decades since most of these were recorded sound playback systems have changed, as today pure woofers have been supplanted for the most part by subwoofers that extend as high as 100Hz, and midbasses that only go to 80Hz. Where woofers are still employed is primarily in floorstanders, and that's the speaker type whose bass response would still be well examined by playing these songs through them. If you really want to show the capabilities of true subwoofers you'd need to update the artist selection list by 20 to 50 years.
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Here's one that will test pitch definition,transient attack
Also moot with respect to subs, as pitch definition and transient attack are midbass and midrange attributes.
SaviorMachine's Avatar SaviorMachine 07:55 AM 01-12-2013
I completely agree that this selection is poor for subwoofer testing and evaluation. But how is it that pitch definition and transient attack do not pertain to the lower bass region? That is, don't lower-octave notes also need to be discrete and easily distinguishable? And don't lower-octave notes also benefit from a fast attack (which I take to mean, "being generated with minimal delay"--is this untrue?)
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar Bill Fitzmaurice 08:13 AM 01-12-2013
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don't lower-octave notes also need to be discrete and easily distinguishable?
No, as your ear/brain isn't wired to distinguish pitch much below 50Hz. Even at 50-80Hz pitch is very difficult to discern in the absence of harmonics, but that's of no consequence, as harmonics are always present.
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And don't lower-octave notes also benefit from a fast attack (which I take to mean, "being generated with minimal delay"--is this untrue?)
All subs 'attack' at the same speed. They can decay at different rates when the signal ceases, and that effect can be heard in the midbass and higher. It can't be heard in the lower octaves, as the brain overrides whatever cues that may exist down low with what it receives in the midbass and mids.
SaviorMachine's Avatar SaviorMachine 10:43 AM 01-12-2013
What does group delay measure?
XStanleyX's Avatar XStanleyX 10:58 AM 01-12-2013
Let me set ( Meat Beat Manifesto )

Little by little (Caribou RMX) by (Radiohead)
Bill Fitzmaurice's Avatar Bill Fitzmaurice 12:17 PM 01-12-2013
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What does group delay measure?
Nothing of consequence where subs are concerned. It's one of those things that can drive oddiophools nuts, because it can appear on a chart as a seemingly high number, and while they on the one hand insist that they can hear things that can't be measured, they on the other hand insist that anything that can be measured can be heard. Taint so.
A sub with audible group delay would be such a flawed design that the group delay would be the least of its problems. For that matter even in the midbass and higher group delay is seldom an issue in and of itself as much as it's an indicator of other design flaws of a more serious nature.
Pete7874's Avatar Pete7874 04:17 PM 01-12-2013
Bassotronics - Bass, I Love You
Massive Attack - Angel
sputter1's Avatar sputter1 04:25 PM 01-12-2013
'Bass, I love you' will blow out the cobwebs and children toys out of the ports.
K5/SS's Avatar K5/SS 04:42 PM 01-12-2013
Bass mekanic- Subsonic

I am not a huge bass song guy but this is a very good sub exercise.
derrickdj1's Avatar derrickdj1 09:54 PM 01-12-2013
The group Praful: Sigh and One Day Deep, excellent heavy bass in these two songs.
hometheatergeek's Avatar hometheatergeek 09:18 AM 01-13-2013
Bass Mekanik - Night Bass.... It has notes below 15 Hz about half way through the song.
ottoinct's Avatar ottoinct 10:48 AM 01-13-2013
Check out the group Bassnectar (CD Vava Voom track What digs a bit deep).... Their stuff isn't really my cup of tea, yet there's no denying listening to them is quite analogous to playing very select snippets of movies just for the sheer low end pleasure. I just pretend I'm listening to a car chase scene in a game, or a documentary about the Rave scene. tongue.gif
g_bartman's Avatar g_bartman 11:13 AM 01-13-2013
The songs on that list feature a recognizable bass line, not necessarily strong bass output. The lowest notes I've ever heard from any song or movie is "Childhood Dreams" by Nelly Furtado (spelled correctly?) It has pipe organ notes that shake everything in the house.
walke108's Avatar walke108 04:34 PM 01-13-2013
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Bass Mekanik - Night Bass.... It has notes below 15 Hz about half way through the song.
Looked this one up on You Tube. A keeper for sure, thanks! I like the slower pace of this one. I was listening at like -30 because my kids were around and it was already pounding pretty good!
Anodyne's Avatar Anodyne 10:12 PM 01-13-2013
I'm not a fan of dubstep or whatever the kids call it so I like to go with something a little old school. Plus my music collection doesn't feature a lot of hip hop anyhow. But I do have the entire Beastie Boys collection and "Intergalactic" is a damn fine song to piss off the neighbors.
hometheatergeek's Avatar hometheatergeek 05:18 AM 01-14-2013
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Looked this one up on You Tube. A keeper for sure, thanks! I like the slower pace of this one. I was listening at like -30 because my kids were around and it was already pounding pretty good!

Glad you found it enjoyable. I had a friend over yesterday for the Falcons playoff game and I played the song during half-time. His jaw came off the floor just before the second half started. biggrin.gif
UofAZ1's Avatar UofAZ1 12:24 AM 01-15-2013
Rufus Wainwright's "Oh What a World"
Avril Lavigne's "Sk8ter Boi"

Both those songs have very deep deep bass that will shake the soul.
quattroatl's Avatar quattroatl 11:06 AM 01-15-2013
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Bass Mekanik - Night Bass.... It has notes below 15 Hz about half way through the song.

I got the album "Quad Maximus" based on your recommendation...WOW!!!!

This has to be the reference bass music disc for me.


Thanks!
hometheatergeek's Avatar hometheatergeek 01:43 PM 01-15-2013
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I got the album "Quad Maximus" based on your recommendation...WOW!!!!

This has to be the reference bass music disc for me.


Thanks!

YW, did you find a used CD or did you buy the MP3 version from Amazon? I would love to be able to find the CD locally.
holt7153's Avatar holt7153 02:32 PM 01-15-2013
I've tried most of the usual suspects (Bass I Love You, Bass Mekanic, Bassnectar) and the one that wreaks the most havoc in my house is Bass Outlaws/Illegal Bass.
quattroatl's Avatar quattroatl 08:04 AM 01-16-2013
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I've tried most of the usual suspects (Bass I Love You, Bass Mekanic, Bassnectar) and the one that wreaks the most havoc in my house is Bass Outlaws/Illegal Bass.

Listened to this last night. I just cannot handle that amount of low bass. My ears and my house begs for mercy.


I don't know about you guys, but low bass hurts my ears, and I for one cannot listen to much of it for any amount of time.

It's definitely a novelty thing for me and a little exercise for the SubM HP smile.gif.
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YW, did you find a used CD or did you buy the MP3 version from Amazon? I would love to be able to find the CD locally.

You can find a used copy for $10 on amazon smile.gif.
hometheatergeek's Avatar hometheatergeek 11:08 AM 01-16-2013
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Listened to this last night. I just cannot handle that amount of low bass. My ears and my house begs for mercy.


I don't know about you guys, but low bass hurts my ears, and I for one cannot listen to much of it for any amount of time.

It's definitely a novelty thing for me and a little exercise for the SubM HP smile.gif.
You can find a used copy for $10 on amazon smile.gif.

Well than in that case I'll take the SubM off your hands for free. tongue.gif
kvining's Avatar kvining 04:06 PM 01-16-2013
Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin II

The Magic Bus - The Who Live at Leeds
SmokenAshes's Avatar SmokenAshes 06:33 PM 01-16-2013
Hotel California from the Hell Freezes Over album.
bass addict's Avatar bass addict 11:39 PM 01-16-2013
While I wouldn't classify it as the lowest octave winner; the 1812 Overture on SACD is about as good as it gets for an "earal" assault. biggrin.gif
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