Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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81 Panic Attack - Dream Theater

Not that hard to master, but still a great song.

82 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

Just saying, this song should be in at least the top 10. This song's drum part is so crazily difficult to learn. A thing that makes Welcome to the Black Parade's drum part so captivating, so challenging is that it uses so many different styles of music - march, punk, tom-heavy (just to name a few). Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romace definitely deserves a spot in the top 10. - FreeBeast

83 Pearl Jam - Jeremy
84 Rat Salad - Black Sabbath V 1 Comment
85 Vicarious - Tool

Danny Carey makes it sound easy. He can just throw a drum fill wherever he wants and the song still sounds amazing. Plus, the triplets at the end are incredible.

This song looks simple when watching someone do a drum cover but it isn't easy I recommend playing this song and other hard songs when you have at least 4 yrs of experience with the drums before attempting this and other hard songs.

86 AEnima - Tool V 1 Comment
87 Blinded In Chains - Avenged Sevenfold V 2 Comments
88 Fury of the Storm
89 The Legend of the Rent - Here Comes the Kraken

Whoever the drummer is for this band, if you did all this with just two pedals... That's amazing.

90 A Nightmare to Remember - Dream Theater
91 Roundabout - Yes

Yes is right up there with King Crimson and Tool in my book.

One of the best progressive rock in the world

I can't believe no one listed this yet

92 Close to the Edge - Yes

Only the bold dare try to transcribe this song. Start with the intro, when you get past that let me know.

Ok, all I want to say is this: what? This is highly unfair! most songs 1-20 or even 50 are just fast and no skil. Green Day? A7X? That's fast not technical. Listen to this whole song through and you will see not only is this not one of the hardest and greatest songs on the planet but one of the most complex drum songs you will ever see. Bill Brudford and yes, you are gods!

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93 All Hope is Gone - Slipknot

One of the most difficult songs.

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94 Rosetta Stoned - Tool

This is objectively number 1.

This song has a very complicated and intersting drum track

95 Sandstorm - Darude
96 Puddle - Chon

Math rock drums are usually personal, so it's probably easy for Nathan Camarena but impossible for everyone else. - Fiend

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97 Blind - Korn
98 Scatterbrain - Jeff Beck

I don't really play drums, but I know this song is crazy hard on guitar, so I assumed the drums would be equally crazy. jeff beck is a monster either way

99 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
100 Mastodon - Iron Tusk
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