Listening to today's list pop saddens me. There seems to no longer be basslines there, if you compare todays MTV stuff to what was 'cool' in 70's and so, especially the whole disco and funk era like Rick James' 'Superfreak' (sampled in U Can't Touch This) or Lipps stuff or Kool & The Gang. It's just some pathetic kickdrum here and there, sometimes even not that. Only electric bass you hear is in pop-rock or wannabe-punk like Avril Lavigne or whatever - if it's not mixed under the guitars! So are there any hit songs with identifiable basslines out there anymore, or will the youth to come know a classic bassline as what Slipknot comes up with their 7-string guitars?