Top 10 Songs With the Best Drum Solos

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Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
I'm torn between Tom Sawyer and Beast and the Harlot, I've been a Rush fan for a long time but only recently started listening to Avenged Sevenfold and I have to say that both drummers Jimmy and Neil are just amazing in their own ways and no comment can justify why one solo is better than the other, however I would like to see people try.
I didn't come here expecting to vote for this, I actually had "One" by Metallica in mind, but after hearing "Beast and the Harlot", I gotta give them the vote...
I love neil and rush I've known them sice I'm like 5 and I'm 14 now I love rock metal and these kind of thing and I think this is the best drum solo because it is just sick and it seems they just threw a badass solo in a badass song and I don't know why but this the argument for rush fans to say that tom sawer is the best one! But it is just a matter of taste The Rev and Neil Peirt are my personnal favorite drummer;) don't hate and by the way (completely out of context) up the irons
[Newest]This song has one of my favorite album covers. along with pretty reckless- going to hell and tool- opiate

2Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
No one can beat bonzo big bear's amazing moby dick! Solid half hours worth of mind blowing power with a mega 26" bass drum huge toms and a tight hell snare on a 5 piece kit in the 70's whereas now all the drummers have poncy custom made gold plate drums custom made with 100's gongs, gong drums toms bass drums and cymbals but bonzo just 2 floor toms 70's recording quality 4 cymbals, a gong a couple of congas and 2 timpanis a true legend. AND ONLY 1 BASS DRUM!
Nothing can be better than Bonham's Moby Dick. The artistic variety of rhythms coming out of his mind, his drumsticks and even hands is really awesome and creative. This drum solo has been awarded as no. 1 in Rolling Stone's top 10 drum solos of all time. So this must be no. 1.
Makes me sick that this is number 3...
[Newest]A real drum solo, played from the heart, with passion x x x

3Tom Sawyer - Rush
Neil peart is a genius! I've heard beast and the harlot and it's not as epic as this. It seems like Avenged Sevenfold just decided at the last minute to just shove a drum solo randomly in the middle of the song. Its got some crazy drumming in it but Tom Sawyer is better. I actually had "Ted, Just Admit It. " by Janes Addiction in mind when I looked at this page.
I like Avenged Sevenfold, but the drum solo for Beast and the Harlot is not that good. I don't judge solos by who played them. I don't even think Beast and the Harlot qualifies as a drum solo. It's just a double bass accompanied by a couple of toms and a snare. Tom Sawyer on the other hand, is a complex, creative masterpiece that blows any other drum solo except Moby Dick out of the water (no pun intended).
Lol listen to it, it isn't just double bass with cymbals, it's a like a VERY sped up version of the Tom Sawyer solo
Creative and complex and yet every time I have seen Rush Neil Peart plays it to perfection; not an easy task. The entire album is Peart at his best.
[Newest]Can't beat that solo. The pun is intended

4Painkiller - Judas Priest
I still don't know how Beast and the Harlot is before this metal masterpiece!


If I see Avenged Sevenfold on a list other than a worst of all time list 1 more time I don't know what I'll do. Guys, believe it or not... Avenged Sevenfold... SUCKS
[Newest]Judas Priest SUCKS! I don't know how they got a cult following. They will never match Avenged Sevenfold ever!

5The End - The Beatles
Well unlike Moby Dick, it sounds brilliant. Moby Dick might be technical and heavy, which heavy metal fans will like because you know, it is heavy. But this drum solo sounds really good. Ringo is as talented as his band members who is highly underrated, and this drum solo should be at top 5 because it sounds good, which Moby Dick obviously doesn't. And what is Rock and Roll doing there?
Don't hate on Zeppelin just cause The Beatles are the most overrated band of all time, it does sound good ass
Are You Kidding Me? This Song Has The Greatest Drum Solo Ever, I Love It, Ringo Is My Favorite Drummer, Not 'Cause he's The Best, He's My Favorite 'Cause He's The First AWESOME Drummer Of Rock Music!
When people call Ringo a weak drummer, always, always, ALWAYS, point them to this song. While it is not long, unorthodox, and mind-blowingly radical like Moby Dick, It does get you in the groove and hyped up to this amazing ending to a perfect rock album.
[Newest]Oh yeah! Alright! Are you gonna be in my dream... tonight!

6Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
Have you heard another song that sounds like a car is running?! I don't think so! Well Van Halen did it! This solo sounds the best!
Have you ever heard a song that sounds like a car is running but it is just a drummer! This one is the best!
The bass drum job is amazing

7Finally Free - Dream Theater

8Toad - Cream
There is no way you can compare THIS to some of the other solos's listed here, this is supreme! A true drum SOLO. What a gifted drummer.
Because its ginger baker

9Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death

10YYZ - Rush
One of the best solo's in all of rock&roll

The Contenders

11As I Am - Dream Theater
Just listen 6:14 to 6:26

12If 6 Was 9 - Jimi Hendrix

13St. Anger - Metallica
Ok I like this song and love Metallica... This song should be more high... Guys Lars is a legend and he has inspired other drummers in this list... Metallica is best band of world, universe, heaven and everywhere...
There every work and they deserve number 1 position... There all albums are great, all guys Lars, James, Kirk, rob all are best and will live forever in our this world... Guitar heroes Metallica...
November Rain is more of the best guitar solo than drum solo. This is the most energetic solo I have ever heard


You do realize that November Rain is a totally different song from a totally different band right?

14Ruin - Lamb of God
Beating on deaths door has a great drum solo. look at another list on this that I made. look up top ten best drum solos of all time. or something like that.

15In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
Have you all forgotten about a classic? This song has the most unique drum solo I can think of, and it last for 4 minutes. I'm ashamed that Avenged Sevenfold even made it on this list.
My favorite album, when I was young...
All time favorite etched in my ears.

16Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden

17Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine

18Paradise Lost - Hollywood Undead
The solo is only in the live version but it is amazing none the less

19Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin
This should be a wee bit higher.

20Rat Salad - Black Sabbath
Why isn't sweet leaf on this list? That song has some pretty decent drums if you ask me.
Come on guys, Bill Ward is one of the most underrated drummers of all time, please vote for this song

21In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
Number one for me because the song has great transition which ends with explosion of the emotional drum solo/bass duet. Awesome effect and style!
The song you are waiting three minutes just for the drums...
Phill Collins plays that drum kit with emotion

22The Mule - Deep Purple
The live version on Made in Japan has a spectacular drum solo around 5 minutes long.
How can it be it's not on the top?!
It's the best drum solo ever.
Since I heard it I became drums fun!

23The Perfect Drug - Nine inch Nails

24Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who
Come On People No love for the guys who can never have any substitutes?
It's not bad, keith moon after all...

25Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N Roses

26Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
This is a terrible song

27Carry On - Avenged Sevenfold
You, sir, have no taste in music.
This song is terrible
How coud you say that. the rev is AA MAZING

28Darkness Surrounding - Avenged Sevenfold
Forget the screamo vocals, just listen to the Rev's solo!
This should be number 1
This is a best songs list not a worst songs list

29Tank - Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Oh, sorry didn't see this one! Number 1 for me

30Soul Sacrifice - Santana
This kid is beating the hell out of these drums the entire song but when he gets to his solo, he takes it to another level!

31Radar Love - Golden Earring
Best kept dutch secret cesar is just amazing still the best drumsolo ever really underestimated should be number one

32Creeping Death - Metallica

33Longview - Green Day

34Suicide & Redemption - Metallica
If you want to hear a really good drum solo by Metallica then listen to the beginning of the song motorbreath.

35Blinded In Chains - Avenged Sevenfold

36Rope - Foo Fighters

37My Generation - Limp Bizkit
John Otto at his best!

38Forty Six & 2 - Tool
Why is this one not among the first 5?

39100,000 Years - Kiss

40Kurenai - X Japan

41Miscast - X Japan

42November Rain - Guns N Roses

43The Man Who Laughs - Rob Zombie

44Hocus Pocus - Focus
Fantastic bursts of precision drumming in a fantastic track from the early 70's.

45Some Nights - Fun
This song doesn't even have a drum solo and it is ahead of forty six and 2 which is THE best drum solo of all time... Crazy.
Not better than forty six and two

46Gotta Be Somebody - Nickelback
The greatest band of all time..

47Metropolis, Pt. 1 - Dream Theater

48All Nightmare Long - Metallica
This song has or if the best drum pieces Lars ulrich has ever written

49Letters from the Sky - Civil Twilight
Last 20 secs of song is the best drum rip ever. only 20secs but man its awesome!

50Mountain Jam - Allman Brothers

51Sing, Sing, Sing - Benny Goodman

52Dread and the Fugitive Mind - Megadeth

53McFearless - Kings of Leon
TOP10 HERE! Completely overlooked. Don't believe me? Check it out for yourself. it ought to at least be part of the conversation.

54Happy Jack - The Who
Keith Moon is the greatest drummer ever

55Top of the Bill - Scorpions
My all-time favorite drum solo a live performance, brilliant

56Morgenstern - Rammstein

57Mein Land - Rammstein

58Dahlia - X Japan

59Art of Life - X Japan

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This list was created 4 years, 75 days ago and has been voted on over 500 times. This top ten list has been remixed 2 times.

Updated Friday, April 24, 2015

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