Hardest Songs to Play On Drums

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61Red Hot Chili Peppers - Brendan's Death Song

Wait... So... The song is called red hot chili peppers or...

62Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death

Yes some of those other songs are hard but certainly not the hardest. Dyers eve is nowhere near the level of difficulty that literally any of death, behemoth, dream theater, or any jazz songs are at. It just sound really fast and that translates to difficulty in many peoples mind. Anyway I think that scavenger and to forgive is to suffer deserve more credit. This is just a popularity test and its not showing which songs are truly the most difficult.

63Everlong - Foo Fighters

I had no idea how difficult is this song until I tried to learn it.

This song really isn't as hard as other drummers say it is. The only 'hard' part about it is that it's fast, and believe me, I know how hard that can be since I'm not really a fast drummer, but the patterns in it really aren't complicated at all. I actually find it pretty fun to play honestly.

If you have good stamina, this song isn't that much of a problem.

64The Black Page #2 - Frank Zappa

Just listen to it and be amazed. Should be much higher up

Very true. This Should be way higher

Astonishing comprehension of music by Frank!

It's over 100? Really wow...

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65Led Zeppelin - Achilles Last Stand

Great drumming

66Symbolic - Death

I think that you leave death metal bands behind. I am giving an example but there are many more songs that are definitely harder than Pull Me Under.

67Bonzo's Montreux - Led Zeppelin

If you never listened to this you must must must go find it now. It is Unreal and truly incredible

68Heart's All Gone - Blink 182

If we compare this song to dance of eternity, dance of eternity is just an old song played by an old guy
This song is a 3 minutes song with lots of variation of techniques and very" fast but in order not thrash like all those fast black metal drumming

69Let There Be Rock (Live) - AC/DC

When they play it live, its about 13+ minutes and all your doing is going very very VERY fast pace on the hi hat - Jetticus12

It's not that the beat is hard, it's just really tiring. This is still a great beat.

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70Stream of Consciousness - Dream Theater
71Subdivisions - Rush

The beats in this song integrate jazz and rock and are immensely difficult, technically and physically, this deserves at least top 15. AT LEAST

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72Welcome to Paradise - Green Day

Not difficult, just fast paced. The only difficult part is when the ride cymbal comes in during the low-tom beat, I still don't know how they did that.

Well, I can play it really, really slow haha like someone else said it's not that tricky just fast. Like a lot of their songs

Not very difficult at all, the drums in the breakdown where Tré hits the ride bell whilst still doing the roll on the floor Tom and snare and keeping his hi hat foot going is a bit difficult to master but I can play it perfectly now

732112 - Rush

At twenty minutes long, keeping all the parts in order is an ordeal in and of itself. Not to mention that it's tough to keep drumming in the fast and complex style of Peart for this long. I can play most Rush songs on the drums, including Tom Sawyer and La Villa Strangiato, but I always mess up on this song before it ends, usually out of tiredness and sometimes out of sheer confusion.

74Goliath - The Mars Volta

Extremely surprised that no Mars Volta reached the top hundred! The drum line surpasses a few in the top ten in my opinion in terms of difficulty.

75Panic Attack - Dream Theater

Not that hard to master, but still a great song.

76Pearl Jam - Jeremy
77What a Horrible Night to Have a Curse - The Black Dahlia Murder

It sounds difficult but anyone can play something that sounds difficult if you pound the drums without rhythm or technicality adding a few drum fills here and there

78Rat Salad - Black SabbathV1 Comment
79Vicarious - Tool

Danny Carey makes it sound easy. He can just throw a drum fill wherever he wants and the song still sounds amazing. Plus, the triplets at the end are incredible.

This song looks simple when watching someone do a drum cover but it isn't easy I recommend playing this song and other hard songs when you have at least 4 yrs of experience with the drums before attempting this and other hard songs.

80AEnima - ToolV1 Comment
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