Top Ten Best Drum Songs

Drummers. Fast. Skilled. Incredible. You name it. The SONGS, though, matter. Here are the best. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
Most drummers think there are people who can drum better than Bonham, those people use double bass kick to make crazy beats. Bonham only used one pedal and could go just as fast, which made him awesome
Truly phenomenal footwork there! John bonham was a pioneer of the heel-toe technique. He mastered it in the 1969 song "Good Times Bad Times".
Great song but there are other songs most difficult then this for led zeppelin like Fool In The Rain or Achilles Last Stand
Rip bonham
Thank you for make me drumming
[Newest]Old school no double bass crap

2Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Dave Grohl god dammit!
It's Dave Grohl. come on.

3Eyeless - Slipknot
Slipknot has the best drummer in the world. He can keep a beat and is like crazy fast. It's only fare he be ontop
Sick as intro and just a sick song all around
Should really be top of the list, whether or not you like Slipknot this song has the best drumming simply because of the skill and pace involved.


4Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
and you thought the guitar was good
My kid favorite song and he loves drums. I rest my case (i like more bass guitars though)
Have you ever heard I drum kit sound like a car? Well this solo does it!

5YYZ - Rush
This is an amazing song by Rush. If you can play this your awesome
A no brainer. Simply the greatest instrumental ever.

6Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys
this song begin so good with drum beat and then Alex turner start his voice and the drum beat slower. At the end the drum beat faster again Ow, it so spectacular!
wow whos brian aneeway awesome drums though
I agree, but "Pretty Visitors" is mine opinion numero uno

7Ticks and Leeches - Tool
Danny Carey's style is so clean and fast... I've never heard some one playing like him.
Danny Carey is god... Seriously I think he is.

8My Generation - The Who
The massive crazy noise of Moon the Loon - The Who would not have been The Who without his input. Maybe technically not the best, but he sure had a highly original awesome sound. A great advert for English made Premier Drums.

9Wrath Upon Ourselves - As I Lay Dying

1021st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson
Smells Like Teen Spirit at 5 is priceless! This song is hard to keep up with.

The Contenders

11Tom Sawyer - Rush
Rush rocks, Neil is a God, Tom Sawyer is the main hymn (along with YYZ)

12Forty Six & 2 - Tool
Tool is an amazing band! Danny Carey does the best fills with the superb double bass!


13Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
I think this is the most amazing drums song, just hear the drums in the song, this song is composed by "The rev" sulivan (R.I. P) He is considerated one of the best drummers ever, The song contains good rhythms and great smacks, because this is a heavy metal song, and I think this is the best drum song of all time
Perfection! How the hell did the Rev do that? Such an underrated drummer at his best in the song!
Man I saw this while listening to it! This song is awesome and the rev did a magnificent job writting it! It is a master piece!

14Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God
This and Descending (same band) are some of the best drumming I've ever heard

15Basket Case - Green Day
Tre Cool's crazy fills! Just awesome. Tre has a sound of his own, which can't be matched by anyone else!
Tre Cool is one of the best drummers of all time.


Good, perfect songs, perfect drums

16It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

17All Nightmare Long - Metallica

18Cold - AxeWound

19No Life - Slipknot

20Fire - Jimi Hendrix Experience
once you listen yull be experinced

21Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Every member of the band was in sync and Keith Moon kept it all together. He had heart and a lot of guts. Great drumming song.


Kieth moon is the best rock drummer hands down...

22Giving In - Adema

23Art of Life - X Japan

24Freak On a Leash - Korn

25Aja - Steely Dan

26The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
How is this in 21st place... it should be in top 10... !

27Scatterbrain - Jeff Beck
how the heck does he DO dat

28Painkiller - Judas Priest

29When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Unbelievable...the greatest beat of all time not even in the top 80...

30Battery - Metallica

31Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

32Vendetta - Slipknot

33La Villa Strangiato - Rush

34Dyers Eve - Metallica

35People = S*** - Slipknot

36Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

37Bullet With Butterfly Wings - Smashing Pumpkins

38Angel of Death - Slayer
You're a disgrace to humanity if you didn't vote for this song.

39Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2

40We Will Rock You - Queen
Now this is what really deserves to be called a "Drum Song"! ; because it´s obviously based on it.

41Bleed - Meshuggah

422112 - Rush
Has to be one of, if not, the greatest drum work I've ever heard. Surprised it's only #44

43Back In Black - AC/DC

44Raining Blood - Slayer

45Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day

46Down With the Sickness - Disturbed

47Fool In the Rain - Led Zeppelin

48One - Metallica
That Double Bass towards the end and the machine gun snare make it a good drum song. This should be in the top ten

49Ashes In Your Mouth - Megadeth

50Revolution Is My Name - Pantera

51Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica
I think it is the greatest.

52Give Me Novacaine - Green Day

53Burnout - Green Day

54Evil Angel - Breaking Benjamin

55Crawling - Linkin Park

56The Sound of Muzak - Porcupine Tree

57The Party Song - Blink 182

58Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age
Like seriously! How the hell is this song not at least in the top 20!? I mean goddam it's amazing! That drum intro is so raw!
I honestly don't understand how this song isn't in the top 10 and smells like teen spirit is. get a grip, people

592 X 4 - Metallica

60Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin
Why is it not here?

61This Is Exile - Whitechapel
The drummer of whitechapel is one of the most technical in the world and this is why

62A Little Piece of Heaven - Avenged Sevenfold
I think drum playing in this song show a lot of talent from the rev.
Awesome playing..

63Roxanne - The Police

64Never Enough - Dream Theater

65Panic Attack - Dream Theater

66The Conjuring - Megadeth

67American Idiot - Green Day

68She - Green Day

69Murder City - Green Day

70Guns of Summer - Coheed and Cambria

71Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden

72In My Remains - Linkin Park

73St. Jimmy - Green Day

74St. Anger - Metallica

75Desire - U2

76Bullet the Blue Sky - U2

77I Threw a Brick Through a Window - U2

78Bad - U2

79The Odyssey - Symphony X

80Black Ice - AC/DC

81Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
Clive Burr nails it, arguably setting the tone for all of the songs on Number of the Beast, this song spearheading the entire piece.

82The Struggle Within - Metallica

83Loudmouth - The Ramones

84I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement - The Ramones

85Judy Is a Punk - The Ramones

86Havana Affair - The Ramones

87Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones

88I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You - The Ramones

89Sailin' On - Bad Brains

90Don't Need It - Bad Brains

91Banned In D.C.- Bad Brains

92F.V.K. (Fearless Vampire Killers) - Bad Brains

93I Luv I Jah - Bad Brains

94Jah Calling - Bad Brains

95Ace of Spades - Motörhead

96Overkill - Motörhead

97Born to Raise Hell - Motörhead

98Right Next Door to Hell - Guns N Roses

99Embrace - Dazzled Kid

100I Wanna Be Adored - The Stone Roses
Try not to tap your foot - bet you can't

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This list was created 4 years, 169 days ago and has been voted on over 700 times. This top ten list contains 108 items, has been remixed 3 times.

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