Top 10 Songs With the Best Drum Solos

The Top Ten

1 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

I'm torn between Tom Sawyer and Beast and the Harlot, I've been a Rush fan for a long time but only recently started listening to Avenged Sevenfold and I have to say that both drummers Jimmy and Neil are just amazing in their own ways and no comment can justify why one solo is better than the other, however I would like to see people try.

I didn't come here expecting to vote for this, I actually had "One" by Metallica in mind, but after hearing "Beast and the Harlot", I gotta give them the vote...

I'd give this long speech about all the things that make this song #1, but I don't have to. If you listen to every song on this list, Beast and the Harlot will be at or near the top of your list. Listen for yourself. FoREVer.

The whole song in general is just really fast and complex on drums.

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2 Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin

No one can beat bonzo big bear's amazing moby dick! Solid half hours worth of mind blowing power with a mega 26" bass drum huge toms and a tight hell snare on a 5 piece kit in the 70's whereas now all the drummers have poncy custom made gold plate drums custom made with 100's gongs, gong drums toms bass drums and cymbals but bonzo just 2 floor toms 70's recording quality 4 cymbals, a gong a couple of congas and 2 timpanis a true legend. AND ONLY 1 BASS DRUM!

Nothing can be better than Bonham's Moby Dick. The artistic variety of rhythms coming out of his mind, his drumsticks and even hands is really awesome and creative. This drum solo has been awarded as no. 1 in Rolling Stone's top 10 drum solos of all time. So this must be no. 1.

Easily the best. Beast and the harlot is a greAt drum song but not much of a drum solo. Tom Sawyer is great on drums but so is every rush song and the solo is short. Most dick was the first of its kind and a true classic.

Should be one! Bonzo's drum solo is fantastic,his blazing fast speed and everything

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3 Tom Sawyer - Rush

Neil peart is a genius! I've heard beast and the harlot and it's not as epic as this. It seems like Avenged Sevenfold just decided at the last minute to just shove a drum solo randomly in the middle of the song. Its got some crazy drumming in it but Tom Sawyer is better. I actually had "Ted, Just Admit It. " by Janes Addiction in mind when I looked at this page.

I like Avenged Sevenfold, but the drum solo for Beast and the Harlot is not that good. I don't judge solos by who played them. I don't even think Beast and the Harlot qualifies as a drum solo. It's just a double bass accompanied by a couple of toms and a snare. Tom Sawyer on the other hand, is a complex, creative masterpiece that blows any other drum solo except Moby Dick out of the water (no pun intended).

Lol listen to it, it isn't just double bass with cymbals, it's a like a VERY sped up version of the Tom Sawyer solo

Neil Peart is FAR more diverse and skilled than John Bonham. Bonzo was good but he pretty much just had speed (which Neil certainly has as well). He is highly overrated. I know it's not "cool" to like Rush but give some credit where it is due.

One of the very best drums ever

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4 Painkiller - Judas Priest

MUUUUUUUCCCCCHHHH BETTER THAN AVENGED SEVENFOLD!
I still don't know how Beast and the Harlot is before this metal masterpiece! - rock2metal

Crazy fast drum solo at the end there! - MetalMania

Wow that's something you listen to

Most of the comments of this item are "Avenged Sevenfold sucks" - zxm

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5 Hot for Teacher - Van Halen

Have you heard another song that sounds like a car is running?! I don't think so! Well Van Halen did it! This solo sounds the best!

Have you ever heard a song that sounds like a car is running but it is just a drummer! This one is the best!

I remember when Van Halen came out 1978 the drummer was really great experience I think he's one of the top drummers

Matthew Stafford is CAPTAIN CLUTCH

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6 The End - The Beatles

Well unlike Moby Dick, it sounds brilliant. Moby Dick might be technical and heavy, which heavy metal fans will like because you know, it is heavy. But this drum solo sounds really good. Ringo is as talented as his band members who is highly underrated, and this drum solo should be at top 5 because it sounds good, which Moby Dick obviously doesn't. And what is Rock and Roll doing there?

Are You Kidding Me? This Song Has The Greatest Drum Solo Ever, I Love It, Ringo Is My Favorite Drummer, Not 'Cause he's The Best, He's My Favorite 'Cause He's The First AWESOME Drummer Of Rock Music!

When people call Ringo a weak drummer, always, always, ALWAYS, point them to this song. While it is not long, unorthodox, and mind-blowingly radical like Moby Dick, It does get you in the groove and hyped up to this amazing ending to a perfect rock album.

The only not boring solo ever recorded.

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7 If 6 Was 9 - The Jimi Hendrix Experience V 1 Comment
8 Toad - Cream

Nobody- that is, no body- has ever been able to replicate the complexity, nor the progression of change of Ginger Baker's solo. Ever. Anywhere. There are a lot of good and great drum solos on the planet. And I have no bias toward cream. And I fancy solo's especially by jazz drummer. But Ginger's stands out far and above... Great to be alive.

There is no way you can compare THIS to some of the other solos's listed here, this is supreme! A true drum SOLO. What a gifted drummer.

Great drummer, great solo. This still deserves a top ten rating for sure. Stands the test of time...

The best ever.

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9 In the Air Tonight - Phil Collins

Number one for me because the song has great transition which ends with explosion of the emotional drum solo/bass duet. Awesome effect and style!

Pounds right through my heart and soul every time I hear it. Turn up the radio, stereo, on whatever or wherever I hear it!

As the other folks have said, you just wait for Phil Collins on the drums. Amazing and powerful drumming.

No words most sleek and unexpected drum solo ever!

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10 YYZ - Rush

One of the best solo's in all of rock&roll

Are you guys kidding me YYZ - Exit stage left live, BEST DRUM SOLO EVER. Maybe not as popular as sone of the other songs, but that's not what we are here to rate!

Iconic live solo

The Newcomers

? Hangar 18 - Megadeth
? My Generation - Limp Bizkit

John Otto at his best!

The Contenders

11 In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly

Have you all forgotten about a classic? This song has the most unique drum solo I can think of, and it last for 4 minutes. I'm ashamed that Avenged Sevenfold even made it on this list.

My favorite album, when I was young...

All time favorite etched in my ears.

The best of the best

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12 Rock and Roll - Led Zeppelin

This should be a wee bit higher.

OF COURSE! ! ! !

13 As I Am - Dream Theater

Just listen 6:14 to 6:26

14 Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death
15 St. Anger - Metallica

Ok I like this song and love Metallica... This song should be more high... Guys Lars is a legend and he has inspired other drummers in this list... Metallica is best band of world, universe, heaven and everywhere...
There every work and they deserve number 1 position... There all albums are great, all guys Lars, James, Kirk, rob all are best and will live forever in our this world... Guitar heroes Metallica...

November Rain is more of the best guitar solo than drum solo. This is the most energetic solo I have ever heard - Danielsun182

You do realize that November Rain is a totally different song from a totally different band right?

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16 Finally Free - Dream Theater
17 Rat Salad - Black Sabbath

Why isn't sweet leaf on this list? That song has some pretty decent drums if you ask me.

The complexity of the patterns and sheer tasty texture of Ward's drums blow me away on this one. I personally put it even above Moby Dick...and Bonham is a legend in my eyes

Come on guys, Bill Ward is one of the most underrated drummers of all time, please vote for this song

Fast paced and perfect

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18 Ruin - Lamb of God

Beating on deaths door has a great drum solo. look at another list on this that I made. look up top ten best drum solos of all time. or something like that.

19 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
20 Paradise Lost - Hollywood Undead

The solo is only in the live version but it is amazing none the less

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1. Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
2. Tom Sawyer - Rush
3. Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
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1. Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
2. Finally Free - Dream Theater
3. Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death
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1. Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Tom Sawyer - Rush
3. Painkiller - Judas Priest
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