Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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101 Twentythree - Yellowcard
102 Sandstorm - Darude
103 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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104 Secret Touch - Rush

In my opinion, EVERY SINGLE SONG Rush has made should be on this list. - railfan99

105 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica


106 Blind - Korn
107 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
108 Mastodon - Iron Tusk
109 If 6 Was 9 - Jimi Hendrix

Mitch's style and speed and jazz fusion can prove to be very difficult to match in many of Jimi Hendrix's songs. Another that should be on this list is "red house"

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110 Don't Look Now, I'm Being Followed. Act Normal - Hands Like Houses

Combines the styles of rock, metal, and jazz making it very unique and different to play with some very simple beats and very difficult ones.

111 My Suffering - Dead By Sunrise
112 Captain - Dave Matthews Band

Even though it isn't metal, the odd timing with the jazziness and how fast it is for a ride cymbal is one thing, but the fact that its played so quietly makes playing fast on toms and the off splashes on the hi-hat even more difficult. And with almost randomly timed fills with no pick up its hard to get every beat in. - Drummer32456

113 Xanadu - Rush

This is probably the most underrated yet quintessential RUSH song (similar but different to Villa). Neil is at his best - time sig changes, tubular bells, blocks. He makes the percussion sing the song. Thanks to those geniuses who voted this on the list.

This song is near impossible to play as well and constant utility of the drummer, even during the beginning. This deserves top 10 easy, only Rush isn't popular like Led Zeppelin and typically underrated

Wow. This is top 30 material!

Xanadu is an amazing song, the fills are impossible and so complex, youve really gotta be a freak of nature to play this song well, and you need about 6000000$ to spend on drum materials.

114 Behold - Born of Osiris
115 Mo ’N Herb’s Vacation - Frank Zappa
116 777-9311 - The Time

This song is a nightmare, if you are playing it on a regular kit! I am pleased to see that someone added it in! Cheers

I know it's a drum machine...but too funky to leave out

117 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
118 Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax

Drums are crazy later in the song. I played this on drums and my hands got sore!

It's just too fast. Can't play it for more than 2 minutes.

119 Emenius Sleepus - Green Day
120 Panic Song - Green Day
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