The List of Most Fun to Play Drum Songs


Mama Kin and Sweet Emotion - Aerosmith
Rock and Roll, In My Time Of Dying - Zeppelin
Purple Haze - Hendrix
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Subdivisions - Rush
Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - Van Halen
Bad Motorscooter, Rock Candy - Montrose
Hair of the Dog - Nazareth
Snowblind - Sabbath
Orgasmatron - Motorhead


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Brown Sugar, loving cup, paint it black, jumping Jack,... it’s true, Rolling Stones are fun to play :)
Not difficult, very catchy, lots of energy.
Even slows like Angie, Wild Horses or Suster Morphine are fun to play.
Yeah, playing Stones is fun. BTW, I'm going to their Phoenix Concert this Monday the 26th. Me and my son who bought the tickets for my birthday. Thanks Ricky. Can't wait for dad and son night .....
Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas
More Than a Feeling - Boston
Go Your Own Way - Fleetwood Mac
Ticket To Ride - The Beatles
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
Don't Stop Believing - Journey
867-5309 Jenny - Tommy Tutone
Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin
Would? - Alice in Chains


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Here’s a few I can think of:

Asia - Wildest Dreams, Soul Survivor
Bruno Mars - Locked Out of Heaven
Spin Doctors - Two Princes, Little Miss Can’t Be Wong
White Lion - Radar Love
Missing Persons - Mental Hopscotch
Simple Minds - Don’t You
Alain Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal
Toto - Hold The Line
John Tesh - Group Five, Road Made For Animals, Barcelona, Shock
Dire Straits - Twisting By The Pool, Lady Writer
Living Colour - Cult of Personality
No Doubt - Just A Girl, Happy Now?, Different People
The Police - Every Little Thing..., Message In A Bottle, So Lonely
Tears For Fears - Everybody Wants To Rule The World
Kansas - What’s On My Mind, Loner
Led Zeppelin - Fool In The Rain, Good Times Bad Times
Bowling For Soup - Two Seater
Triumph - Fight The Good Fight, Follow Your Heart, Lay it On The Line
ZZ Top - Cheap Sunglasses, La Grange, Planet Of Women
Phil Collins - He Knows Me, Doesn’t Anybody Stay Together Anymore
The Offspring - Come Out And Play, Self Esteem
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite, duck And Run
Steve Fee - All Because Of Jesus
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - This Cat’s On A Hot Tin Roof! The Dirty Boogie, Jump Jive An’ Wail
Styx - Light Up, The Grand Illusion, Lorelei


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Reelin’ in the years
Something (Beatles)
Crazy little thing called love
Cheap Wine (Cold Chisel)

Foggie Blur

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Wow this is some list. Amazing job. Theres some here I haven't heard before either and will be checking them out!


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I don't generally play along to music much anymore, and when I did I started with one song and learned the whole album. So my list is a little one dimensional, because it's all metal.

Unhallowed (the whole disc)- The Black Dahlia Murder
Enemy of God (the whole disc)- Kreator

Random songs by Death- Without Judgement (my current band covers this), Pull the Plug, and The Philosopher. For me learning Death songs are a challenge due to playing involved, and they get stuck in my head and I have a hard time going to sleep because I play drums at night.


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New here but figured I would throw my few songs in.
Led Zepplin, When the Levee breaks, Kashmir, the Rover
Aerosmith, What it takes, Back in the Saddle
Pink Floyd, Young Lust, Learning to Fly
Wallflowers, One Headlight


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Very interesting for me. . .when I played drums as a youngster and 20 something, I NEVER played ANY R&B or funk, or similar. When I picked up the sticks again this past winter, that changed. I dig these songs a lot.

Wish I could play I Got The Feelin properly. All those consecutive 16th notes on the snare in the second bar of the two-bar phrase. If I practised only that song for six months I might be fairly close.


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I get the drift but come on were drummers-every song is fun to play (even the ones I disdain-cause it's for the audience not me). I love to watch an audience have fun and enjoy music. Doesn't that make it fun to play?

Old Dog new Cans

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Wish I could play I Got The Feelin properly. All those consecutive 16th notes on the snare in the second bar of the two-bar phrase. If I practised only that song for six months I might be fairly close.
I have to re-learn it every time I play it! I love that song. And I've certainly never played it perfectly. I think that's why I like it. It's not like he's all over the place either.


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I am partial to every song on the first 3 Kansas albums, especially "Down The Road", a song in the vein of Deep Purple's "Highway Star".

Phil Ehart on drums, a major influence of mine.

I remember playing along to the whole Left Overture album. It was a huge influence and fun to play.


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Rush's A Farewell To Kings and Xanadu. I still have the orchestra bells, chimes, woodblocks and bell tree but never use them anymore.