Top 10 Greatest Drum Beats


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The Top Ten

When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
The beat is so catchy and rythmically in sync it is impossible not to like this drum beat. By far the most catchy beat of all-time! Nothing else comes close.
The effect of the echo and Bonham's groove makes this the most driving beat of all-time. A classic example of simple and sophisticated.
Ominous, full of bad portent, you just know that things are BAD

2Toxicity - System of a Down
I'm drummer... dude this is NOT easy to do at all! is an awesome song on drums and when I'm pissed I just play it like 2 times then I just caalm down, toxicity IS the song that will make me and my band get GOOD
The beat in this song is awesome, and yes it showed be in the top three


only one in top ten that has over 3 comments
its underrated
[Newest]YES we are number 1! LONG LIVE JOHN DOLMAYAN :D and SOAD too :D this song is the best drum beat ever made

3No More Sorrow - Linkin Park
You just can't BEAT that!
Mate its too good

4YYZ - Rush
Always a great beat to play to!. Although you could put many Rush songs here, I think YYZ is one of NeilĀ“s highest points
Complex in it's odd time signature; yet easy to listen. Matches the whole song amazingly. -Neil awesome as always-
Rush is legendary and any song by them should win.

-Peart is boss-
[Newest]Peart is the best ever

5Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
The beat in this song is awesome. Deserves to be higher I think.

6Behind the Wall of Sleep - Black Sabbath

7Highway To Hell - AC/DC
... ? All of AC/DC's drum beats are exactly the same... You could pick a random song by them and the beat is the same... Lame.

8Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Unbelievable intro. Shows the skill of Alex Van Halen and just how underrated he is.

9Down With the Sickness - Disturbed
It's the best, no one can defeat this amazing beat! Disturbed rocks and this is one of their best song of al

10Tomorrow Never Knows - The Beatles
Ringo Starr, always so underrated in my humble opinion. His work on Tomorrow Never Knows is simply spellbinding. It's not just that beat, it's the sound of those skins as well. Never an overly flashy drummer, but Ringo Starr has creative style and subtlety that deserves attention.
Sends a shiver down my spine. I haven't heard anything like this before. A very unique beat.
Nobody could've played this like Ringo. An amazing beat and the sound is just so Ringo

The Contenders

11Girl Gone Bad - Van Halen

12Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
yea I forgot about that one
Should be number 1 by far

One of my favorite song ever

13Freak On a Leash - Korn
Funky, yet aggressive. David Silveria is extremely underrated. Not relying on tons of double bass. I love the drums in this song
David is a epic drummer!

14I Love It Loud - KISS

15Painkiller - Judas Priest
Not too hard, not too easy. I play this all the time and it is my favorite song to play on drums.

16All My Love - Led Zeppelin

17Cyanide - Metallica
This song has an awesome drum beat, listen to the beat at around 3:03 to 3:29 its awesome.

18Bullet the Blue Sky - U2
Its got an attitude very unlike u2's other material. Great riff by the edge! And Larry at his best! Sinister song!

19Aenima - Tool
Carey is a beast. The way he brings bass drum rudiments into things is amazing. Hands down better than any other metal drummer. His odd time & polyrythm stuff is the cats ass!

20When I Come Around - Green Day

21Ticks and Leeches - Tool

22Victimized - Linkin Park

23Trust - Megadeth

24Chop Suey - System of a Down

25One - Metallica

2650 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon

27Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold

28Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Really amazing drumbeat! Should be among the top 10

29Broken, Beat & Scarred - Metallica

30The End of the Line - Metallica

31Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne

32Fire On the Mountain - Rob Thomas

33Rain - Beatles
Mighty Ringo managed to make the most complicaded beat with nothing but a Hi-Hat, a Snare, a Bass Drum and Hi-Tom.
Topped Tomorrow Never Knows chaotic Drums and Strawberry Fields Forever.
Great drumbeat by a master.

34Dead and Fugitive - Megadeth

35Consider It Mutual - The Word Alive
The most gnarly base drum in the game. Lacks a snairey big time though.

36The Dark Eternal Night - Dream Theater

37...And Justice for All - Metallica

38Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium

39Hooker With a Penis - Tool

40Brainy - The National
Fantastically invigorating tom rolls

41American Idiot - Green Day

42I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement - The Ramones

4353rd & 3rd - The Ramones

44Judy Is a Punk - The Ramones

45Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones

46Listen to My Heart - The Ramones

47Banned in D.C. - Bad Brains

48Don't Need It - Bad Brains

49Sailin' On - Bad Brains

50I Against I - Bad Brains

51Pay to C** - Bad Brains

52The Regulator - Bad Brains

53Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

54Starlight - Muse

55My Hero - Foo Fighters

56Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones

57I Feel Fine - The Beatles

58Eulogy - Tool

59Trucker's Atlas - Modest Mouse

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Updated Friday, April 24, 2015

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