Songs I can play the bassline to (and what I'm learning...)

The idea of this is to write down a list of songs I have learnt the bassline to, to help me remember what I know and  so friends and fellow musicians can see what  I can play, e.g. jams, dep gigs, whatever.  Although I'm not new to bass, I am new to learning songs having started in mid 2010, hence the list is not that long yet.  I plan on learning 2-3 tunes a week on average and will update this page as I go.  Also to help know where I'm at I'll include stuff like whether I've memorized the bassline to the whole song, need a transcription/chart to play it, maybe link to the transcription and inspirational or instructional video I've used etc,.   They're listed in reverse order as best as my memory serves.

> basslines I've learnt recently

If I Were A Boy - Beyoncé - 20110323

Torn - Natalie Imbruglia - 20110323

Billie Jean - Michael Jackson - 20110320

Forget You - Cee Lo Greem - 20110320

Stir It Up - Bob Marley - 20110320

Express Yourself - Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Rhythym Band - 20110320

I Wish- Stevie Wonder- 20110318 [for Baron Funkenhausen]

Sweet Home Alabama - Lynryd Skynyrd - 20110318

Long Train Running- Doobie Brothers- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Wild Horses - The Rolling Stones - 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

That's Entertainment -The Jam -  20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Dreadlock Holiday - 10CC- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Otherside - RHCP- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Ignorance - Paramore- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Ever Fallen In Love - Buzzcocks- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

When You Were Mine- Prince - 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Half The World Away - Oasis- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

You Said Something- PJ Harvey- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics- 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Gold - Spandau Ballet - 20110316 [for Rebel Alliance]

Wonderwall - Oasis (bass: Paul McGuigan) - 20110306

Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder (both released single  and MusikLaden session) - 20110305

I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

My Girl - The Temptations (bass: James Jamerson)

You Really Got Me - Kinks / Van Halen

Wild Thing - Jimi Hendrix

Forget You - Cee Lo Green

I Want You Back - Jackson 5 (bass: Wilton Felder)

Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (bass: James Jamerson)

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding (bass: Donald "Duck" Dunn)

Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (bass: James Jamerson)

> The next basslines I'm going to learn...  (  * = in progress)

...get into walking jazz basslines so I can play more fruitfully with my mate jazzy Dave Lagnado!

Baron Frankenhausen set list

Set 1

I Wish

Clean Up Woman

Here Come The Girls


Signed Sealed


Pass It On

Just Gimme Some More

Brick House

Set 2

Pick Up The Pieces

Doin' Something

Express Yourself

Rock Steady

Help Is On The Way

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is   :D <==££

Funky Nassau

Soul Power


Move On Up

(and probably some repeats)

- Only so much oil in the ground (Tower of Power)

- Cook it (Cookin' on 3 burners)

- From the Love Side (Hank Ballard)

- FBI (FBI) ... maybe :)


Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

There's No Other Way - Blur

Money - Pink Floyd

I Will Survive - Cake

Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

* Move Me No Mountain - Chaka Khan (bass: Anthony Jackson)

* Vapor - Soulive

Aeroplane - RHCP (bass: Flea)

Uptight - Stevie Wonder (bass: James Jamerson)

Forget Me Nots - Patrice Rushen (bass: "Ready" Freddy Washington)

Under Pressure - Queen

For Once In My Life - Stevie Wonder

Savoire Faire - Chic (bass: Bernard Edwards)

Signe - Eric Clapton