Top 10 Greatest Drum Beats


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1When 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.

I just heard it and it's great! Thumbs up.

Ominous, full of bad portent, you just know that things are BAD

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2YYZ - Rush

Complex in it's odd time signature; yet easy to listen. Matches the whole song amazingly. -Neil awesome as always-

Neil Peart the greatest drummer to have ever lived. Technical master but always plays what serves the song and every nuance of his drumming feels natural.

Rush is legendary and any song by them should win.

-Peart is boss-

Peart is the best ever

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3The Mule - Deep Purple

The best I know and keep in mind it was released in 1971! A complex beat that almost creats a stand-alone melody. It was way ahead of its time. Ian Paice is the most underrated drummer ever. - Metal_Treasure

4Fly - Blind Guardian

You can't hear the drum beat I mean on the song sample from iTunes below. - Metal_Treasure

5A Past and Future Secret - Blind Guardian
6Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Should be number 1 by far

One of my favorite song ever

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7Ticks and Leeches - Tool
8Toxicity - 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 - TheAxlErmin

only one in top ten that has over 3 comments
its underrated

YES we are number 1! LONG LIVE JOHN DOLMAYAN :D and SOAD too :D this song is the best drum beat ever made

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9One - Metallica

How is this not in hear! Just listen to Lars' drum beat during the "Darkness! " part! Every metal fan knows that best anywhere

10No More Sorrow - Linkin ParkV2 Comments

The Newcomers

?Tomorrow Comes Today - Gorillaz

Rarely do you find a drumbeat that's smooth and raw at the same time. The slow pacing of it perfectly accentuates the melodica.

?Panda - DesiignerV1 Comment

The Contenders

11Chop Suey - System of a Down
12Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

The beat in this song is awesome. Deserves to be higher I think.

13Highway 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.

Simple beat, yet done with a better feel than anywhere else.

14Smooth - Santana
15Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

Unbelievable intro. Shows the skill of Alex Van Halen and just how underrated he is.

16Behind the Wall of Sleep - Black Sabbath
17Down 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

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18Tomorrow 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

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19Girl Gone Bad - Van Halen
20Freak 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

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