There are trends that come and go in the music business, the Auto-Tune is an extremely popular trend these days. And it would be nice if some would give it a rest. I’d actually like to hear what your real voice sounds like. But this post isn’t about that. No, this post is about songs with great drum solos and songs that are basically just a three minute orgasm.
Let me be the first to say that my musical exposure was not that great. We had one top 40 radio station when I was a kid and that is what we all listened to. I wasn’t a stoner so I didn’t listen to better rock music. I tried but it usually gave me a headache. So when you make fun of my choices in music, keep that in mind.
Also, since when can’t we embed videos? Did I miss the memo?
Everyone has their favorite kick ass drum solo, and I certainly want to hear yours, but I think we can all agree that the following songs have drum solos that are show stoppers. I am a kick ass drummer in the car whenever one of these bad boys comes on the radio. Thankfully, I can drive with my knees while banging out the solos.
In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins (Solo 3:18)
Jack and Diane by John Cougar, back before he insisted on being John Mellencamp (Solo 2:31)
Wipe Out by The Ventures (Solo is the whole fucking song)
My Kind of Lover by Billy Squier (the solo is played throughout the whole song)
I know there are way more but as I was writing this there were six guys on my roof banging nails and yelling things in Spanish. It’s incredibly difficult to get your kick ass drum solo on when you can’t think and you are worried about immigration showing up.
I wanted to include something from Def Leppard but I couldn’t find any one song that had a great drum solo, all of their songs have great drums in them, especially when you consider their drummer only has one arm. I’m including this because it’s a great song and it should be a part of the RSB over at IDoThings.
Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard
On to the orgasms
Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer
You have to watch this video just to see the horrible dancers in the background, Donna isn’t that great either.
Touch Me by Samantha Fox
This actually has a pretty good drum solo in it too. You might need some tissues after this one.
Could it be Magic by Barry Manilow
Don’t laugh, just listen to the lyrics. Also, the plastic surgery was a really good thing.
Sexual Healing by Marvin Gaye
Come on Get Higher by Matt Nathanson (2:02 if you don’t want to watch the whole thing)
Is it just me or does everyone want to pull that thing out of his nose?
You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC
More talk than action but still belongs in this category, because it is a most awesome song.
Cream by Prince
Actually any song by Prince is about orgasms.
The Stroke by Billy Squier
This is more about hand jobs but he still blows his wad at the end so it works.
In my search of Billy Squier videos I ran across Rock Me Tonite and have decided that this is when Billy jumped the shark.
So those are mine, what are yours?
Drum solos don't give me orgasms. They give me headaches, which I think may be the exact cosmic opposite.
Have you seen the cadburys advert with the ape playing the drum solo to 'in the air tonight' not sexy but funny, for anyone who hasn't – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_o78zjo14
I listened to all the orgasm ones. Well of course I would. Great choices.
Have a terrific day. 🙂
Of course you would! Hahahaha
Sorry, you stole my list. Love me some Prince. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to have some private time.
GOTTA mention “A little less conversation, a little more action please,” by Mr. Presley.
All this aggravation ain't satisfactioning me
A little more bite and a little less bark
A little less fight and a little more spark
Close your mouth
and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby
Close your mouth and open up your heart and baby satisfy me
Satisfy me baby
They didn't call him Elvis the Pelvis for nothin'.
That will definitely go in the post about blow jobs.
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I'm not sure you had to be a stoner to like this one. I only know it because I had three older brothers who showed me the way of Rock!
This is the song I think of when I think of drum solos…
Edgar Winters Group – Frankenstein – Watch from about 4:00 on and you'll see what I'm talking about. Crazy good!!
Oh, btw I heart most on your list….especially Prince and Billy Squier.
I know that song, but I never knew it was by them or called Frankenstein. See, you learn something new everyday. And, your brothers were stoners.
yup they were! lol
3 great drum songs that spring to mind are:
Come together – The Beatles
In A Gadda Da Vida – Iron Butterfly
My Generation – The Who
I don't know about orgasm songs, but these are pretty sexy:
My Pony – Ginuwine
Darling Nicky – Prince (of course I would name this one…and yes, I was the inspiration for the song!)
I just KNEW he wrote that song about you!
In The Air Tonight has to be at the top of my drum solo list too. It's very late so I'll have to come back tomorrow and listen to your tracks.
I think you have to include Je Taime in the list of 'orgasm' songs.
In The Air Tonight is up there on my list as well. However, there will be no “O” generated by me while it plays…lol
Does cheesy top 40 80s Brit pop count? Duran Duran's Hungry Like the Wolf not only has the drums going on, but covers the orgasm too.
I'm a dork, I know. But for what it's worth, my first vote was In The Air Tonight…and we already know how I feel about the shark jumper. ;-P
Oh, oh, oh! And what about My Sharona?
Thanks for bringing up AutoTune. I've hated it since Cher used it and I never imagined that it would pollute pop music to the degree that it has. So yeah, down with AutoTune!
Ok, awesome drum solo songs
1. Rock And Roll – Zeppelin (the drum solo at the end)
2. La Grange – ZZ Top (when the song really kicks in. I can never ever get enough of it)
3. Radar Love – Golden Earing (the song is both drum solo worthy and 'gasmic)
Ok, really orgasmic
Sheena Easton. But I'm too lazy to find out which song now, but when I was 14…she was like…yeah…just like that oh yeah.
I checked. Her songs are hilarious now and not so orgasmic, although Sugar Walls…the double meaning was not lost on any of us at the time (of course written by Prince).
I'm going to be thinking about this for days. Had to come back —
How about Rosanna (Toto), Barracuda (Heart), and most of all…this one:
(Hot for Teacher, Van Halen)
Back in the hairband days, I was a big fan of the orgasmic drum solo. Motley Crue had some great ones, Led Zepplin, Def Leppard. These days, I couldn't even begin to think of an orgasmic drum solo. All the music I listen to is so different. Heck, some of it doesn't even have drums.
Not a drum solo, but my go-to orgasm song is “Layla” — the electric version, by Eric Clapton. The way he riffs on that guitar… Oh, yes… 🙂
I was never much of a music loving goat. Except for classical and broadway which doesn't lend itself to drum solos except maybe in Tommy or Jesus Christ Superstar….
But there is the classic Bolero on one end and what about Relax on the other.
How come you know 'Wipe Out'? You're too young.
I would love to have played the drums myself, but as it's a big noisy instrument to learn, I settled for guitar. That said, I have many 'drum' parts in songs that I love. Can I think of any to list here? Not one!
Everyone knows “Wipe Out”. I always wanted to learn the guitar but I was forced to play the piano. No one straps a piano on their back and pulls it out to play at a camp fire.
I'd agree with you about the drum solo in In the Air Tonight, although I've always been extremely fond of the solo on the long-play version of Inna-Godda-Da-Vida and might favor it in a pinch.
As for orgasm songs, I'm surprised to discover that I don't really have any. There are songs that I really, really get lost in–Whiter Shade of Pale and several Led Zep songs come to mind–but not in a sexual way. I guess I don't buy into love songs as a rule. Maybe I'm too pessimistic about love. There is that Roberta Flack song–whenver I touch your face, or whatever. I can't remember the name of it right now. It's a very pretty song. Doesn't make me smile in a funny way, though.
I should have included Inna-Godda-Da-Vida, that was an oversight on my part.
As for the orgasm songs, I should have been more clear. The songs themselves
don't cause an orgasm but they describe one or mimic one. *Could it be Magic
* and *Come on Get Higher* are the better examples. There is a crescendo to
the music and the lyrics. The lyrics alone don't tell the tale, they have to
be paired with the music to exemplify the desired effect.
Killing Me Softly, is that the one you are talking about? I never cared for
Roberta Flack. I think it had to do with her last name “Flack” it's just so
angular and hard. I like the Fugees version much better. I never thought it
was about an orgasm though, just some guy who kept touching his girlfriend
on her face and that kinda creeped me out, but then, I have issues so what
do I know? Some people might like other people strumming their face. I
suppose there is a time and a place for it but so far I haven't been in it.
Wait, wasn't that Roberta Flack song called “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”?
I'm confusing the two songs, you are of course right.
Either song's better than the B-side hit, “The First Time Ever I Sat On Your Face.” That's for sure.
Crash into Me goes along those lines… I don't own it but liked it when they played it. Tears for Fears Raoul and the Kings of Spain… anything Roland sings… or Richard Butler… sighhhhh
Oh, my god. That “Rock Me Tonite” video is HI-LARIOUS! Complete with ripping off of a Flashdance-style pink top! I love it.
To drum solos I would have to add Zeppelin's “Whole Lotta Love” and the Who's “Won't Get Fooled Again.”
For musical orgasms, it doesn't get any better than Pink Floyd's “Great Gig in the Sky” (FF to about 1:00).
Nobody does drum solos like Steve Gadd… a fellow Rochesterian!
Great list and even more from all the comments. But my comment is on embedding videos I think I miss the memo too, as I embed them every once in a while (ha ha). So I did some research and found that EMI is being dickheads and therefore their library might not be embeddable any longer. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/pda/2010/j…
I guess we will all have to just embed Bobby Sherman and The Monkees videos only.
oops its Glenn over at MOB 🙂 sometimes I get disgusted with disqus
In the air tonight brings back some very fond memories. I WAS a stoner and so was everyone I hung our with so we always listened to a lot of the great (great big headache inducing) bands of the 70s and 80s – nothing like a great drum solo when your stoned and horny!!
Some of my faves – Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin, Hot for Teacher – Van Halen
There may have been overdubbing in the studio, but every piece of that intro is very playable, theres only 3 layers total throughout the entire piece. but anyways very neil peartesk solo style pretty legit.
Prince is a gd genius and nearly all his music is sexy as hell. I don't mind John Mellencamp ditching the Cougar–that wasn't his idea and was forced on him by the record label.
I saw John Cougar (sorry, I know I should call him John Mellencamp but it's
more letters) in concert about ten years ago, it was one of the most awesome
concerts I have ever been to and that includes the Prince concert on
Christmas Eve with The Time and Shiela E and that Australian chick. Amanda
Marshall was the opening act and to this day she is one of my favorites.
This is the great blog, I’m reading them for a while, thanks for the new posts!