Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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101 Secret Touch - Rush

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

102 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica


103 Blind - Korn
104 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

105 Aristocrat's Symphony - Versailles
106 Mastodon - Iron Tusk
107 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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108 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.

109 My Suffering - Dead By Sunrise
110 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

111 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.

112 Behold - Born of Osiris
113 Mo ’N Herb’s Vacation - Frank Zappa
114 777-9311 - 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

115 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God
116 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.

117 Emenius Sleepus - Green Day
118 Panic Song - Green Day
119 Platypus (I Hate You) - Green Day

I almost strained myself playing this

120 C***crusher - Infant Annihilator V 3 Comments
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