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Jessie Jay – Price Tag Bass Transcription

“Price Tag” is a song by British recording artist Jessie J featuring American rapper B.o.B. It was released on 28 January 2011 in the United Kingdom as the second single from Jessie J’s debut studio album, “Who you are”. Jessie J, Claude Kelly and Dr. Luke wrote it.

In general is a mid to up-tempo “feel good” track, inflected with reggae-ish bounce and a sing-along chorus with strong vocals from Jessie J, slinky guitars, and a vintage backbeat. Lyrically, the song is about Jessie J trying to make the world dance by forgetting about how much money we have, all the financial problems etc.

I do not know if a bass player recorded this bass line. Did not find any information in the CD booklet or online. If you know who is the bass player let me know.

In general it is a pretty straightforward pop song/bass line. It is not a hard bass line, however important is the sound, the time, length of the notes etc. It would be good if you glance at Igor Saavedras – Bass Pattern article since he is referring to the repetitive minimalism approach of a bass line.

The transcription shows the basic groove of the song for educational purposes only.



  1. @mackiejmusic

    August 2, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Jessie J’s bassist is Phil Simmonds. However I’m not sure if he was on the record as well, or only hired later, when she created her touring band.

  2. Andreas Farmakalidis

    Andreas Farmakalidis

    August 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Hi Mackiejmusic

    Thank you for the comment as well as the information.
    I hope you will have fun with this bass line.


  3. Daniel Bergland

    August 7, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    Any way ya’ll can repost that transcipt in a slightly higher rez? I can magnify it, but its really blurry.

  4. Andreas farmakaLidis

    Andreas farmakaLidis

    August 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Daniel ,
    Thank you for reading my article and thank you for your message.
    You can email me and I will send you a better quality pic or a PDF format of it

  5. Carl Dawkins

    Carl Dawkins

    August 30, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Phil Simmonds joined in the live band stages only, I will ask him when I see him tomorrow if he knows who the recording artist was…im sure he will know

  6. andreas farmakalidis

    andreas farmakalidis

    September 2, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Hey Carl.
    If you can find out that will be great!
    Thanks in advance!

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