Top 10 Songs With the Best Drum Solos
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Lousy song in general!
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.
Avenged Sevenfold was my life through high school, and I found Beast and the Harlot and instantly fell in love with that solo. Being a novice drummer myself, I loved listening to that solo and trying to work on figuring out the coordination it took to move so effortlessly around a kit like that. Truly awe inspiring.
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...V 15 Comments
Live version is the best drum solo ever, without a doubt.
Oh. My. Goodness! This makes my love for john grow bigger every day! Boy oh boy, I CANNOT GET OVER THIS SOLO. Yeah, it takes up most of the song, but it's totally worth it. - galaxyfox
Best even as I saw in concert.
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!V 30 Comments
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.V 14 Comments
Scott Travis - Userguy44
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 toV 10 Comments
Yeah, his name was Alex van Halen!
Best drum solo by far
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!
It might not sound as cool as the other drum solos but if you think about Alex’s feet when he plays it it’s way more skilled than the other solos and I think it does sound as cool! - SollyV 7 Comments
In addition to being the most recognized drum solo of all time, I also think this is the greatest drum solo of all time. And it is fitting that it is Ringo Starr, the world's most famous drummer in the world's greatest band, and one of the most influential drummers of all time. All those who don't think Ringo was a good drummer, should listen to this solo, because it is a beautiful piece of art.
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?V 14 Comments
Well known legendary drumming solo
All time favorite
My favourite bit of drumming ever
Effect and style Simply Brilliant workV 18 Comments
Nobody beats Ginger
Simply the greatest drummer and solo of all time
So good. I just keeps going but the variety in his beats makes its completely bearable
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.V 6 Comments
It's quite repetitive. Honestly. The beat stays almost constant, not much going on for three minutes. - JoLeKosovo
Best solo ever!
The only number one.
My favorite Drum solo ever, it sounds great, especially for being the only thing playing for 3 straight minutes. Definitely deserves to be higher on this list.V 31 Comments
YYZ from Exit Stage Left is the best what I have ever heard.
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 soloV 1 Comment
This should be a wee bit higher.
OF COURSE! ! ! !
Just listen 6:14 to 6:26
There is no drum solo in this. - Userguy44
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?
HAHA! That's funny! (sorry danielsun 182)
Instant Jazz Metal God Drumming
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
Had a kid play this for me - and I grew up Classic Rock, and had somehow missed this one. I was so into it, I share it with everyone I know likes rock or drums.V 4 Comments
Just turned 20, and Rolie & Santana had just turned 22 that July. Redefines the term 'boy band'!
Best natural ever
Style and cool at the same time not just banging headache giver.try upstaging Carlos Santana good luck with that
Best ever. This should be number one. Some of those ranked above this are actually boring compare to Cul on the Woodstock versionV 5 Comments
This is not only one of the best drum solos, but probably the one of the best intros in the entire music industry. It just puts you into scene, the damn energy man. Surprised is not top 5.
My mind if blown that this is not in the top 10! Look this song up and listen to the intro. That's the drum solo. It's an 11 second long blistering, adrenaline filled excellence in drumming execution by Cozy Powell. A great start to a masterpiece of a song!
Very suprised that I see this at #28. Cozy Powell’s drum solo here is very well played and it’s a great start to a great song. It’s just top 10 worthy. - Userguy44
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.
The solo is only in the live version but it is amazing none the less
No drum solo in this. - Userguy44
The best of this list!
Oh, sorry didn't see this one! Number 1 for me
Much better than rush. - BrideiMacBella
This solo may not be very fast like many others. But personally I like this solo. It's got the best sound. - zxm
Come On People No love for the guys who can never have any substitutes?
It's not bad, keith moon after all...
Simple: the definition of Awesome
This song is severely underrated. Solo is MIND BOGGLING
Simply the best! Did you ever see this drummer flip over his drums at the end off this song?
Best kept dutch secret cesar is just amazing still the best drumsolo ever really underestimated should be number one
One of the best intros/drum solos of all time.
Best solo ever
The live version on Made in Japan has a spectacular drum solo around 5 minutes long.
Absolutely fantastic! Ian Paice is a master!
How can it be it's not on the top?!
It's the best drum solo ever.
Since I heard it I became drums fun!
The very best drum solo by the very best drummer
Why is this one not among the first 5?
WHY IS THIS IN 50TH PLACE?! ? !? !? ! !? I WILL NOT STAND TO LOOK AT THIS SONG NEXT TO A NUMBER 51 ON ANY LIST EXCEPT FOR WORST ROCK SONGS (IF IT IS EVEN ON THAT LIST)... Crazy people...
No drum solo in this, though the drumming itself throughout the song is undoubtedly amazing. - JoLeKosovo
Incredible musicians skill. The best is not for all, people is always serching for commercial mediocrity...
My Generation by The Who is way better!
John Otto at his best!
Unlike a lot of drum solos It keeps your attention right to the end
Just totally dynamic should be in your top 10
Definitely one of most amazing drum solo. Carl Palmer rocks it!
Though it didn't feature in the original studio recording of 1st Impressions, Pt. 2, But Palmer's almost 5 minute long solo played live at California Jam is undoubtedly the best of all time - FredTheGooner
This is a terrible song
Don't listen to this guy. this song is amazing.
This song is really underrated and jar
You, sir, have no taste in music.
This song is terrible
How coud you say that. the rev is AA MAZING
The greatest band of all time..
If you want to hear a really good drum solo by Metallica then listen to the beginning of the song motorbreath.
Clive Bunker is like the unknown great drummer of the era. Great hands!
Forget the screamo vocals, just listen to the Rev's solo!
This should be number 1
This is a best songs list not a worst songs list
Why this isn't number 1?
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Top Remixes (4)
2. Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
3. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Tom Sawyer - Rush
3. Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Finally Free - Dream Theater
3. Scavenger of Human Sorrow - Death
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