Top Ten Best Drum Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Eyeless - Slipknot

Joey Jordison is truly my favorite drummer ever. Eyeless is my favorite slipknot song as well, and he is able to keep up some of the fastest beats and creates some of the best base drum patterns I have ever seen. Huge inspiration to my drum playing!

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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2 Your Betrayal - Bullet for My Valentine

I listened to all top10 and I would vote for this! The drum beat is consistent all through out. Bang your head from start to end!

The drummer is ridiculous in this song. If you don't get pumped up listening to the intro, then you aren't human

The bass drum is so fluent throughout the chorus.

Love the starting. They rocked it. #peter_Angelov

3 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

Keep in mind he would sometimes perform this song for 20-30 minuets.

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4 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

Such a hard song to play on drums

5 Cold - Axewound
6 Strife - Trivium
7 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Dave Grohl is a god on the drums lol


Dave Grohl god dammit!

It's Dave Grohl. come on.

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8 Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium

This drum beat gives me life

9 Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God

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

10 Wrath Upon Ourselves - As I Lay Dying

The Newcomers

? Supersonic - Oasis
? Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I love this song

The Contenders

11 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!

Definitely the best modern rock song. - BrianScott01

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12 Ticks and Leeches - Tool

Best drumming

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

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13 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!

Crazy. First time I heard the intro it blew my mind.

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14 Freak On a Leash - Korn
15 Tom Sawyer - Rush

The 7th played here is insane

Almost impossible to play. What a Legend. Super Song

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

Rush has a collection of some of the best instrumentalists in each area, and Neil on drums is no exception!

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16 YYZ - Rush

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

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

A no brainer. Simply the greatest instrumental ever.

This is sooo fun to play

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17 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!

Amazing double bass. Lots of energy. Rev was extraordinary!

Best double bass in any song ever

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18 My Generation - The Who

Oldest beats of Who are, some I'm for interesting in.

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.

19 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.

20 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

How is this in 21st place... it should be in top 10... !

21 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

Really compicated drumming by lars... But its fantastic! One of his best with double kicks

22 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

Mitch Mitchell was masterful

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23 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

What's this doing all the way down here? - AlexZoraj

My gosh, I get goosebumps literally every time I hear Bonzo’s echoing, haunting drums blast in on this song.

Bonzo's drums get banged harder than Kim Kardashian - BIG260911

Should be top ten the drumming in this' song make it sound like none other song before or after it.

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24 Basket Case - Green Day

Good luck mastering drums on this one. Great fills and drumming!

Tre Cool's crazy fills! Just awesome. Tre has a sound of his own, which can't be matched by anyone else!

Fast and perfectly executed, a very lively song

Tre Cool is one of the best drummers of all time. - georgielikesgreenday

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25 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

The moment the drums come in is so iconic, most people would recognize the song as being Phil Collins just on that



Your right, he is such an underrated drummer unfortunately a lot of people only know him as a singer and drumming on in the air tonight. Listen to the earlier stuff with genesis!

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26 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

Every member of the band was in sync and Keith Moon kept it all together. He had heart and a lot of guts. Great drumming song. - mgenet

Kieth moon is the best rock drummer hands down...

27 Painkiller - Judas Priest
28 2112 - Rush

Has to be one of, if not, the greatest drum work I've ever heard. Surprised it's only #44

29 Forty Six & 2 - Tool

Tool is under appreciated for there sound

30 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

It should be on 1st badass drum.

Why is it not here?

I can not find the video, I want to see and hear this performance

Bad sample offered, Get this song!

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31 Battery - Metallica
32 Bleed - Meshuggah

Just listening to this song makes my legs numb my goodness

How is this only 46!? This song is so difficult the drummer has admitted to almost not putting it on the album! By far one of the most technical drum songs ever recorded.

You have no idea what you are missing if you haven't heard this. Go ahead now!

Don't get me wrong, I love Neil Perth and he's a god amongst drummers, but this song... Jesus if I only had the technical skillset to explain how hard it is I would be happy let alone be able to ever play it.

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33 Scatterbrain - Jeff Beck

how the heck does he DO dat

34 La Villa Strangiato - Rush

Absolutely THE most amazing drum song on a studio album. Incredibly complicated, but still groovy, the drum beat goes through tons of different time signatures and texture changes that even an accomplished drummer has trouble keeping up with it. - lavillaof2112

Surprised the "benchmark of drumming" was this low down - Songsta41

35 Aja - Steely Dan

By far, TOP TEN!

Aja should definitely be in the top ten

36 Angel of Death - Slayer

The fact this is so far down is shameful.

You're a disgrace to humanity if you didn't vote for this song.

Fast double bass. Definitely a workout playing this one

37 Everlong - The Foo Fighters

Best drum line in any song I can think of.

38 We Will Rock You - Queen

One of the best live moments in rock history is when the crowd is waiting for roger taylor to start We Will Rock You

Now this is what really deserves to be called a "Drum Song"! ; because it�'s obviously based on it.

39 Fool in the Rain - Led Zeppelin

The drums in this song are unreal. You can find an isolated drums track of this on Youtube and it's pretty sweet

Deserves to be way higher

40 Back In Black - AC/DC
41 One - Metallica

That Double Bass towards the end and the machine gun snare make it a good drum song. This should be in the top ten

42 Honor Thy Father - Dream Theater

That's one the most amazing songs! Mike Portnoy is a legend!

I have no idea how this song is only ranked nr. 37... top 5 most complex drumming in any song, easily...

43 Vendetta - Slipknot
44 Dyers Eve - Metallica
45 Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age

Like seriously! How the hell is this song not at least in the top 20!? I mean goddam it's amazing! That drum intro is so raw!

I honestly don't understand how this song isn't in the top 10 and smells like teen spirit is. get a grip, people

46 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

The complex double bass patterns alone would take months, especially for beginners. Not to mention the solo and dynamic's involved would give most a run for their money.

47 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
48 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2


49 Would? - Alice in Chains

The drums in this song have such a cool beat, I think that's what got me into Alice In Chains. Maybe not the best drums ever, but in terms of how well they fit with the song, I think that's an arguable criterion. - Dorito

Agreed; amazing drums (and bass) on this song.

50 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
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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. In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins
2. Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
3. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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