• Published: 30 August 2019
  • In this video I countdown my Top 20 Drum Intros of All-Time.

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  • Rick Beato
    Rick Beato   2 months back

    When you comment with your list, please exclude “We Will Rock You” because it uses stomps and claps not drums. It also need to START with drums. There are many songs that people are listing that actually start with other instruments or the whole band like “Come Together” Have at it!

    • Patrik a Sertéstekintetű Medve.
      Patrik a Sertéstekintetű Medve.  18 minutes back

      Deep Purple - Fireball
      Deep Purple - Pictures of home

    • Jeffery Bridges
      Jeffery Bridges  20 minutes back

      im surprised Disturbed's "Down With the Sickness" didn't even get a mention. very recognizable intro

    • John Christopher
      John Christopher  15 hours back

      How about Matt Cameron on "The day I tried to live"? It almost sounds "off" but is funky as hell

    • jamesb946
      jamesb946  20 hours back

      Prince of the city by Sweet FA has a killer intro

    • Denys Peel
      Denys Peel  1 days back

      I have one for you from the early sixties...Check it out "Tales of a Raggy Tramline" by the Original instrumental group "The Shadows" the late Tony Meehan on Drums.

  • Randy Bishop
    Randy Bishop  17 minutes back

    I sooooo love watching your videos. Always fun, always interesting. Your musicianship is excellent, and you always seem to like the same songs I do!! lol.

    • KingLaudrup
      KingLaudrup  34 minutes back

      Song 2 - Blur

      • Jacob Gutiérrez
        Jacob Gutiérrez  39 minutes back


        • Julen Garcia
          Julen Garcia  1 hours back


          • Paul Recine
            Paul Recine  1 hours back

            What about 6:00 by Dream Theater and We’re Not Gonna Take it by Twisted Sister?

            • Crivelari
              Crivelari  1 hours back

              The Pretenders - "Middle Of The Road"

              • ribs389
                ribs389  1 hours back

                Brickhouse,should've been on there somewhere.

                • Derek Lasker
                  Derek Lasker  2 hours back

                  Bullet the blue sky and Sunday Bloody Sunday, just like every other u2 song, are SO MUCH BETTER live

                  • Assassin 15LH
                    Assassin 15LH  2 hours back

                    I dident know Negan played bass.

                    • Kyle Rock
                      Kyle Rock  2 hours back

                      Good that rush was on here but I personally would have chosen the song "Animate".

                      • Major Kevin John Simon
                        Major Kevin John Simon  2 hours back

                        Legendary Drum Intro #2 Rosanna by Jeff Porcarro. However the Drummer is NOT playing it Correctly. Jeff plays a Quarter Note with the Bass Drum on beat FOUR of every Other Measure that’s played at the same time as the Snare Back Beat.Opps?

                        • Andrew Calvetti
                          Andrew Calvetti  2 hours back

                          Seriously - I Love It Loud was not mentioned???
                          Epic Fail!!!

                          • Phil Jam
                            Phil Jam  3 hours back

                            10:32 :-D

                            • huskee
                              huskee  3 hours back

                              Some songs I'm disappointed they weren't featured:
                              6:00 - Dream Theater
                              Painkiller - Judas Priest
                              Song 2 - Blur
                              Great video nonetheless

                              • Squawk EE
                                Squawk EE  3 hours back

                                “over the mountain” ozzy

                                • nosebeer
                                  nosebeer  5 hours back

                                  I came here, fully expecting When I‘m Dead and Gone by Fury in the Slaughterhouse. I recognize that song within the first 3-4 seconds. But I like your list :-)

                                  • Erin Haight
                                    Erin Haight  6 hours back

                                    Rainbow "Stargazer"

                                    • Khlav Kalash
                                      Khlav Kalash  6 hours back

                                      John the Fisherman or Eleven by Primus should be here.

                                      • FriedPopcorn
                                        FriedPopcorn  6 hours back

                                        Danger line - Avenged Sevenfold

                                        • 신순철
                                          신순철  6 hours back

                                          Judas Priest-Living After Midnight

                                          • stevenson dkhar
                                            stevenson dkhar  7 hours back

                                            You for got the song " that thing u do" the wonders. I think in my opinion this is the most catchy drum intro

                                            • Charlie Yang
                                              Charlie Yang  8 hours back

                                              All right now, Free.

                                              • Melker Larsson
                                                Melker Larsson  8 hours back

                                                Chop suey. System of a down

                                                • robert usuk
                                                  robert usuk  8 hours back

                                                  Er ... We will rock you....not even an honourable mention?

                                                  • Mike McCarron
                                                    Mike McCarron  9 hours back

                                                    No Excuses Rick!

                                                    Rick, great list, I always love your deep-dive analysis. But..... Alice and Chains, No Excuses..... Come on man!

                                                    • Beatles Instrumentals and More

                                                      Just saying, your drummer played Rock And Roll completely wrong. Remember, it starts on the "3 and" beat, not beat 1.

                                                      • Cana Dude
                                                        Cana Dude  10 hours back

                                                        Not _technically_ drums first, but I have ALWAYS been really fond of Queen is Dead by The Smiths drum intro.

                                                        • JaeSung Lee
                                                          JaeSung Lee  10 hours back

                                                          How about “Money for Nothing” by Dire Straits?

                                                          • Helen Tompkins
                                                            Helen Tompkins  10 hours back

                                                            Awesome wish each one was longer

                                                            • Tucktimosprime
                                                              Tucktimosprime  13 hours back

                                                              Have a listen to the beginning of Trust by Megadeth, love that drum intro.

                                                              • ole wad
                                                                ole wad  13 hours back

                                                                Painkiller judas preist.

                                                                • Lochlan Rivers
                                                                  Lochlan Rivers  13 hours back

                                                                  From the intro to the video i would have thought I love it loud by kiss would have been on here...

                                                                  • Garrett Johnson
                                                                    Garrett Johnson  13 hours back

                                                                    I was expecting “Wipe Out” to be on here

                                                                    • 4ward Nthought
                                                                      4ward Nthought  16 hours back

                                                                      The Bridge?

                                                                      • Alexander van der Linde
                                                                        Alexander van der Linde  16 hours back

                                                                        I knew less than 5 of the top 20 songs.. 😔

                                                                        • Hong Kong Tech
                                                                          Hong Kong Tech  16 hours back

                                                                          Guns ‘n’ Roses - You Could Be Mine.
                                                                          There are a lot of intros missing from this list IMO, but require a more proficient drummer to demonstrate.

                                                                          • Greg Sharps
                                                                            Greg Sharps  16 hours back

                                                                            what happened to soad toxicity

                                                                            • Jon Cornwall
                                                                              Jon Cornwall  16 hours back

                                                                              Cheap Trick - "Ain't That A Shame" should be on your list.

                                                                              • Stefan Giudici
                                                                                Stefan Giudici  16 hours back

                                                                                Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

                                                                                • Robert Lewis
                                                                                  Robert Lewis  17 hours back

                                                                                  Should be called top 20 drum intros from the 70s

                                                                                  • Robert Lewis
                                                                                    Robert Lewis  17 hours back

                                                                                    Dreaming a reality by Senses Fail not the remastered version. The signal.

                                                                                    • Vincent Marroquin
                                                                                      Vincent Marroquin  17 hours back

                                                                                      Two princes by spin doctors. I love that song and the intro is pretty recognizable

                                                                                      • Spencer Phillips
                                                                                        Spencer Phillips  17 hours back

                                                                                        I’m surprised you didn’t mention montrose’s rock candy drum intro. That was a badass intro 👍

                                                                                        • Lucas Agustin Rafael
                                                                                          Lucas Agustin Rafael  17 hours back

                                                                                          I was waiting for Smells Like Teen Spirit!!

                                                                                          • theKoreanFrenchToast
                                                                                            theKoreanFrenchToast  17 hours back

                                                                                            I knew Van Halen would be here somewhere!

                                                                                            • charlie bald
                                                                                              charlie bald  18 hours back

                                                                                              Twisted Sister - We're not gonna take it.
                                                                                              Iron Maiden- Run to the Hills
                                                                                              Def Leppard - Rock of Ages

                                                                                              • Jason Granger
                                                                                                Jason Granger  18 hours back

                                                                                                I would say Rain by the Beatles as well.