Top 10 Best Drumming Performances in a Song

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The Top Ten

1 Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Outta Love Again Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Outta Love Again

This is the best drummer in the world but no one recognises it! He is so underrated and is a lot better than Neil peart. This song is really fast and has some seriously skilled drumming in it - Solly

This should be the order:
1. Alex Van Halen in Van halen’s outta love again
2. Alex Van Halen in Van halen’s girl gone bad
3. John Bonham In led Zeppelin’s Achilles last stand
4. Clive burr in iron maiden’s run to the hills
5. Alex Van Halen in Van halen’s hot for teacher
6. Neil Peart In rush’s Tom Sawyer
7. Bill ward in black sabbath’s iron man
8. Neil Peart In rush’s limelight
9. Keith moon in the who’s who are you
10. Tommy lee in motley crue’s wild side
I also think Alex Van Halen is the best drummer in the world. - Solly

2 Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Girl Gone Bad Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Girl Gone Bad

This song is almost as good as outta love again and I used to think this song had the best drumming in it before I heard the other one and even then it was hard to decide that outta love was better but this song is definitely 2nd. - Solly

3 Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Loss of Control Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Loss of Control

Really fast awesome drumming - Solly

4 Alex Van Halen in Van Halen's Hot for Teacher Alex Van Halen in Van Halen's Hot for Teacher Alexander Arthur "Alex" Van Halen is a Dutch-born American musician, best known as the drummer and co-founder of the hard rock band Van Halen.

This drum solo is insane! It sounds like a car! I’ve never heard that before so this guy is the best! - Solly

Probably the best drum intro ever. - PetSounds

Hmm, one of the greatest double bass drumming. - zxm

5 Rick Allen in Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me

He rocked it with one arm - Shake_n_Bake13

He’s good but he does have 1 arm so he can’t physically play better than most drummers. I think this song should be a bit lower but he’s still great with 1 arm. He’s a lot better than me anyway - Solly

6 Vinny Appice in Dio's We Rock Vinny Appice in Dio's We Rock Vincent Samson Appice is an American rock drummer of Italian descent and the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice. He is best known for his work with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, and Big Noize.
7 Neil Peart in Rush's Tom Sawyer Neil Peart in Rush's Tom Sawyer Neil Ellwood Peart (born September 12, 1952 in Hamilton, Canada) is a Canadian-American musician and author, best known as the drummer and primary lyricist for the rock band Rush. Peart has received numerous awards for his musical performances.

Alex Van Halen is the best drummer in the world. House of pain by Van Halen has the same sort of drumming as this song but it’s way better than this song. Alex is way better than Neil peart and outta love again has the best drumming in a song thank you very much! - Solly

There are some great drum riffs in this song. - IronSabbathPriest

8 Nicko McBrain in Iron Maiden’s Where Eagles Dare

Only Scott Travis had a better introduction as the new drummer

You can’t top this song!

9 Lars Ulrich in Metallica's Enter Sandman Lars Ulrich in Metallica's Enter Sandman Lars Ulrich is a Danish drummer and one of the founding members of the American thrash metal band Metallica.

This song is awesome but the drumming isn’t really that good but it still sounds good - Solly

10 Peter Criss in Kiss' Detroit Rock City

The Newcomers

? Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s in a Simple Rhyme

It’s sooo hard to decide if it is 5th or 6th because the drumming in where eagles dare is insane as well but it’s mainly just the one rhythm but simple rhyme has loads of awesome fills on the toms. I think it is just slightly 5th because it is more diverse than where eagles dare. - Solly

The Contenders

11 Tommy Lee in Motley Crue's Wild Side
12 Clive Burr in Iron Maiden's Run to the Hills
13 Joey Kramer in Aerosmith's Walk This Way
14 Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Sinner’s Swing! Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Sinner’s Swing!

Awesome drumming. Only problem is there’s no big end just a fade out which is always not as good - Solly

15 John Bonham in Led Zeppelin's Achilles Last Stand

This should be way higher up. Bonzo is like the 3rd best drummer in the world.
Of course you know whose 1st (not Neil Peart)! - Solly

16 Bill Ward in Black Sabbath's Iron Man
17 Ginger Baker In Cream's "Toad"

Oof the solo... - JoLeKosovo

18 Neil Peart in Rush's Spirit of Radio

This guy is really good but NOT AS GOOD AS ALEX VAN HALEN - Solly

19 Ian Paice In Deep Purple's Space Truckin' Ian Paice In Deep Purple's Space Truckin' Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation.
20 Chris Vrenna In Nine Inch Nails' March of the Pigs
21 Neil Peart in Rush's Limelight

Especially at the ending. - zxm

22 John Bonham on Led Zeppelin's Moby Dick
23 Keith Moon in the Who's Who are You
24 Ringo Starr in the Beatles' the End
25 Ian Paice in Deep Purple's the Mule Ian Paice in Deep Purple's the Mule Ian Anderson Paice (born 29 June 1948) is an English musician, best known as the drummer of the English rock band Deep Purple. He has been the band's only constant member since its foundation.
26 Phil Collins in Phil Collins’ in the Air Tonight

Half the song doesn’t have any drumming in it. Even when the drumming starts it’s really simple and I have no idea why it’s on this list. Probably every good song has better drumming than this song. - Solly

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1. Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Outta Love Again
2. Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Loss of Control
3. Alex Van Halen in Van Halen’s Girl Gone Bad
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1. Rick Allen in Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me
2. Alex Van Halen in Van Halen's Hot for Teacher
3. Vinny Appice in Dio's We Rock
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1. Rick Allen in Def Leppard's Pour Some Sugar On Me
2. Alex Van Halen in Van Halen's Hot for Teacher
3. Vinny Appice in Dio's We Rock
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