Top 10 Greatest Drum Beats

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The Top Ten

1
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.

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

TheAxlErmin

only one in top ten that has over 3 comments
its underrated
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3No More Sorrow - Linkin Park
You just can't BEAT that!
Mate its too good
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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-
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5Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
The beat in this song is awesome. Deserves to be higher I think.

6Highway 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.

7Behind the Wall of Sleep - Black Sabbath

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


13I Love It Loud - KISS

14Painkiller - Judas Priest
Not too hard, not too easy. I play this all the time and it is my favorite song to play on drums.
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15Freak 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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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 Listen to sample

21Ticks and Leeches - Tool

22Victimized - Linkin Park Listen to sample

23Trust - Megadeth

24Chop Suey - System of a Down Listen to sample

25One - Metallica Listen to sample

2650 Ways to Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon Listen to sample

27Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

28Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Really amazing drumbeat! Should be among the top 10
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29The End of the Line - Metallica Listen to sample

30Over the Mountain - Ozzy Osbourne

31Fire On the Mountain - Rob Thomas Listen to sample

32Rain - 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.
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33Dead and Fugitive - Megadeth

34Consider It Mutual - The Word Alive
The most gnarly base drum in the game. Lacks a snairey big time though.
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35The Dark Eternal Night - Dream Theater Listen to sample

36...And Justice for All - Metallica Listen to sample

37Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Listen to sample

38Hooker With a Penis - Tool

39Brainy - The National
Fantastically invigorating tom rolls
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40American Idiot - Green Day Listen to sample

41I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement - The Ramones Listen to sample

4253rd & 3rd - The Ramones

43Judy Is a Punk - The Ramones Listen to sample

44Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue - The Ramones Listen to sample

45Listen to My Heart - The Ramones Listen to sample

46Banned in D.C. - Bad Brains Listen to sample

47Don't Need It - Bad Brains Listen to sample

48Sailin' On - Bad Brains

49I Against I - Bad Brains Listen to sample

50Pay to C** - Bad Brains

51The Regulator - Bad Brains Listen to sample

52Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold Listen to sample

53Starlight - Muse Listen to sample

54My Hero - Foo Fighters Listen to sample

55Broken, Beat & Scarred - Metallica Listen to sample

56Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

57I Feel Fine - The Beatles Listen to sample

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Updated Monday, July 21, 2014


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