We all have our favourite music genre; more often than not we get so engrossed in our beloved style we forget to explore others. We all know of Hip-hop, jazz, R&B, but have you ever heard of drum songs? What are drum songs? Drum songs are rock song that is famous for their fantastic drum parts. Regardless of where they are playing from, the head, crotch, heart or the combination of the three. Drum songs highlight the beauty of drummers, and on this list, we are going to be looking at the songs of drummers who have helped create some of the most entertaining music in the history of rock. Here are highlights of the best drum songs.
MOBY DICK BY LED ZEPPELIN
Drummer: John Bonham
This song was a hit back to back. That’s because of the skilful and masterful combination of brawn, rock, brain, folk and yes, funk that the drum legend John Bonham displayed on the drum. This exemplary drumming cannot be recreated, regardless of what nostalgia and nepotism have deluded people to believe. Bonham is one of the inspirational drummers that took drumming to the next stage. Led Zeppelin Moby Dick sums up the magic touch of Bonham very nicely. There is not, has not and may never be a real Led Zeppelin reunion.
21st CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN BY KING CRIMSON
Drummer: Michael Giles
The fantastic chorus from the open track of “The Court of the Crimson King”, the debut album from these highly experienced and literate progressive rockers, was recently recreated by favourite musician Kanye West on his 2010 single titled Power. The most appealing part of this chorus was the drumming. Michael Giles complex and polyrhythmic drumming help blend all time changes and wild solos into a relatively seamless flow.
TICKS AND LEECHES BY TOOL
Drummer: Danny Carry
Often regarded as one of the best drummers of his generation, Danny Carey of the “Tool” spent the break leading up to their bands’ third album in 2001 titled Lateralus, further expanding and refining his skills as one of the best. His incredible skills showed up in an enchanting, incredibly complex and the great work he did on the drum songs Ticks and Leeches that moved their band into the rock spotlight.
TOAD BY CREAM
Drummer: Ginger Baker
As one of Rock’s first ever supergroups, alongside Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton, the cream drummer Ginger Baker had a lot of space to fill and a very high standard to meet. Ginger showed he was more than capable of the task of pioneering a drum song that is almost wholly consisting of his extraordinary brilliant, layered tracks from their debut Fresh Cream in 1996.
MY GENERATION BY THE WHO
Drummer: Keith Moon
Very tricky to single out one drum song featuring The Who’s Original Superstar Keith Moon. As Pete Townsend’s songwriting became more and more advanced on later songs, such as “Won’t Get Fooled Again”, “I can See for Miles”, Moon kept up with his scintillating performance and kept up with the explosiveness and furry displayed on the masterpiece from the band’s 1965 debut. The songs listed above are in no particular order to get more about best drum check out the top ten best drum songs and also 100 best drum beats on Spotify.