This, YES! If you don't like your what your playing...no matter the skill level it's probably not going to keep you interested in learning more. You may not start out being able to play the whole song but if you like the song than at least it won't drive you crazy while you're listening to it over and over again and trying to learn it...lol.I don't understand the question.
Why wouldn't anyone just start with the music that made them WANT to play drums in the first place?
Play what you like...the details will come in time.