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

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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2 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

Dave Grohl is a god on the drums lol

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3 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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4 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

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!

Just amazing.

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5 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.

Hands down the best song to drum too.if you can

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6 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.

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

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

Best drumming

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8 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

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

10 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

Such a hard song to play on drums

The Contenders

11 Tom Sawyer - Rush

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!

Almost impossible to play. What a Legend. Super Song

Because you are a knob

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12 Cold - Axewound
13 Strife - Trivium
14 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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15 Pull Harder On the Strings of Your Martyr - Trivium

This drum beat gives me life

16 Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God

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

17 Wrath Upon Ourselves - As I Lay Dying
18 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!


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19 Aja - Steely Dan

Aja should definitely be in the top ten

20 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

My favorite drum song.

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21 Freak On a Leash - Korn
22 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

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

23 Basket Case - Green Day

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

Good, perfect songs, perfect drums

24 When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

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

Unbelievable...the greatest beat of all time not even in the top 80...

Simple yet unforgettable! Bonham's drums were something else

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

25 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

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

26 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

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!

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

Listen to Phil on early genesis and brand x, he had technique, speed and most importantly feel.


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27 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...

28 Painkiller - Judas Priest
29 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

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!

It should be on 1st badass drum.

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30 2112 - Rush

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

31 Forty Six & 2 - Tool

Tool is under appreciated for there sound

32 Battery - Metallica
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 Bleed - Meshuggah

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!

Just listening to this song makes my legs numb my goodness

^Whos neil perth? ^

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36 Angel of Death - Slayer

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

Fast double bass. Definitely a workout playing this one

The fact this is so far down is shameful.

37 Everlong - The Foo Fighters

Best drum line in any song I can think of.

38 Back In Black - AC/DC
39 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

40 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.

41 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...

42 Vendetta - Slipknot
43 Dyers Eve - Metallica
44 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

45 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

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

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


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