Top Ten Best Drum Songs

Drummers. Fast. Skilled. Incredible. You name it. The SONGS, though, matter. Here are the best.

The Top Ten

1 Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin

Most drummers think there are people who can drum better than Bonham, those people use double bass kick to make crazy beats. Bonham only used one pedal and could go just as fast, which made him awesome

Truly phenomenal footwork there! John bonham was a pioneer of the heel-toe technique. He mastered it in the 1969 song "Good Times Bad Times".

Great song but there are other songs most difficult then this for Led Zeppelin like Fool In The Rain or Achilles Last Stand
Rip bonham
Thank you for make me drumming

My favorite song for drums ever!

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2 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Dave Grohl god dammit!

It's Dave Grohl. come on.

Best by far, Dave Grohl can still keep an epic drum solo

Greatest song ever made

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3 Eyeless - Slipknot Eyeless - Slipknot

Slipknot has the best drummer in the world. He can keep a beat and is like crazy fast. It's only fare he be ontop

Should really be top of the list, whether or not you like Slipknot this song has the best drumming simply because of the skill and pace involved. - EvilAngel

Sick as intro and just a sick song all around

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4 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

and you thought the guitar was good

My kid favorite song and he loves drums. I rest my case (i like more bass guitars though)

Have you ever heard I drum kit sound like a car? Well this solo does it!

So True this should be at the top

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5 YYZ - Rush YYZ - Rush

This is an amazing song by Rush. If you can play this your awesome

Although the studio version of this song is great, the live version from "Exit... Stage Left" is incredible. Not only does it feature the same awesome drumming from the studio album combined with an insane drum solo in the middle. The best drum song from anything, studio or live. - lavillaof2112

A no brainer. Simply the greatest instrumental ever.

This is sooo fun to play

6 My Generation - The Who My Generation - The Who

The massive crazy noise of Moon the Loon - The Who would not have been The Who without his input. Maybe technically not the best, but he sure had a highly original awesome sound. A great advert for English made Premier Drums.

Keith moon is the best drummer of all time. he only had to use one microphone to get the sound he wanted. People who drum know how hard that is.

7 Ticks and Leeches - Tool

Danny Carey's style is so clean and fast... I've never heard some one playing like him.

Danny Carey is god... Seriously I think he is.

Danny is one of the greatest of all time... odd beats, always in time and more creative than mosts

Danny Carey is CRAZY in this song!

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8 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

Mind bending playing. Very few drummers can claim to have had a track this. They not only kept time on such an influential, epic, rocking track, but also helped to shape the sound of it to such a degree. Bravo to Michael Giles. Bravo. One for the ages.

Smells Like Teen Spirit at 5 is priceless! This song is hard to keep up with.

9 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

The bass drum is so fluent throughout the chorus.

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10 Tom Sawyer - Rush Tom Sawyer - Rush

Rush rocks, Neil is a God, Tom Sawyer is the main hymn (along with YYZ)

Because you are a knob

Very hard to play

The Newcomers

? Time - Pink Floyd Time - Pink Floyd
? Limelight - Rush Limelight - Rush

Won't say best, but check the last beats of this song. - zxm

The Contenders

11 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

Such a hard song to play on drums

12 Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys Brianstorm - Arctic Monkeys

this song begin so good with drum beat and then Alex turner start his voice and the drum beat slower. At the end the drum beat faster again Ow, it so spectacular!

wow whos brian aneeway awesome drums though

Amazing song, drum beat is kept in the sweet spot between complicated and easy while at a fantastic pace!

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13 Cold - Axewound Cold - Axewound
14 Strife - Trivium Strife - Trivium
15 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold

I think this is the most amazing drums song, just hear the drums in the song, this song is composed by "The rev" sulivan (R.I. P) He is considerated one of the best drummers ever, The song contains good rhythms and great smacks, because this is a heavy metal song, and I think this is the best drum song of all time

Perfection! How the hell did the Rev do that? Such an underrated drummer at his best in the song!

Best double bass in any song ever

I'm 40 now and still trying this song

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16 Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium
17 Wrath Upon Ourselves - As I Lay Dying
18 Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God

This and Descending (same band) are some of the best drumming I've ever heard

19 Fire - The Jimi Hendrix Experience Fire - The Jimi Hendrix Experience

This has to be number 1. And number 2. Technically brilliant and fits seamlessly with the song.

This is awesome drumming by Mitch Mitchell who drives the song along.

once you listen yull be experinced

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20 Aja - Steely Dan Aja - Steely Dan

Aja should definitely be in the top ten

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
2. Hot for Teacher - Van Halen
3. YYZ - Rush
1. Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine
2. Eyeless - Slipknot
3. It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon
1. Toxicity - System of a Down

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