Hardest Songs to Play On Drums


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121 C***crusher - Infant Annihilator V 3 Comments
122 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

This song is easy I played it in my high school music club lol

I could name about 70 nirvana songs that are harder to play than this. - Gruunge

Not really... there's plenty of harder dave grohl songs

123 Where Eagles Dare - Iron Maiden

To have so many Travis Barker songs ahead of Nicko is just plain wrong. Nicko has been described by several other drummers as "the octopus" not to mention no double bass drums...only one leg pumping out beats that mere mortals would require two.

One of the few songs that I've not been able to drum properly. Never been so challenged in my life.

124 War - Meshuggah

If you like broken limbs try playing this one...

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125 Jellybelly - The Smashing Pumpkins V 1 Comment
126 Aja - Steely Dan

The drum solo in the middle of the song is the meca of all Jazz drum solos. The technicality, speed, and precision is insane. Some of the fills played by Steve Gadd on this track are crazy good.

I came here to vote for this song. Aaand it's at 177 - UncommonLoon

127 Tarkus - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Hard as hell time signature, all over the map, 20 minutes long. Even the first could be considered harder then most of the songs on this list.

My band plays this, and as the drummer I've spend almost a year learning this.. and I've played drums for over 25 years.. "Eruption" is in 5/4 and "Manticore"is in 9/8.. it is hard as f***!

128 Raining Blood - Slayer V 1 Comment
129 Anesthetize - Porcupine Tree

This song has 3 'movements' and is 18 minutes long. All three movements include insane rhythms, blistering double bass speed, and (surprisingly) a great time.

130 Descending - Lamb of God
131 Assassin - Muse

One of the hardest drum songs I've heard.

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132 Wax Simulacra - The Mars Volta

How this song wasn't already on the list is beyond me.

133 Gematria (Killing the Name) - Slipknot

This song took me week to play this. Very hard! - Mumbizz01

134 Toad - Cream

Toad is to Cream as Moby Dick is to Led Zeppelin.

135 Chop Suey! - System of a Down
136 Diluted - Slipknot

I checked out a drum cover of this song on YouTube, and believe me, it does NOT look easy. - NikBrusk

137 Loser - Beck
138 Indians - Anthrax
139 Burn - Deep Purple
140 The Motherload - Mastodon
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