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Drum Fill Answers

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If you haven't already taken our "name that drum fill" quiz, check it out here.

If you've already taken the quiz and want the answers, you'll find them

 

1. "Young Folks" by Peter Bjorn and John

2. "Rock and Roll" by Led Zeppelin

3. "Just Like Honey" by The Jesus and Mary Chain

4. "Something" by The Beatles

5. "Lust for Life" by Iggy Pop

6. "Another Brick in the Wall (Pt. 2)" by Pink Floyd

7. "All by Myself" by Eric Carmen

8. "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins

9. "YYZ" by Rush

10. "Head Over Heels" by Tears For Fears

By my count, only three people got all 10 right:  Colin Pratt (colindpratt), Jeff Mason (jeffmasonfl) and Nick Carvajal (nickstro), though many of you were very close.

The song that started this was actually "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins.  It was the song that came on the radio while driving into work.  My wife and I were riding along, silently slogging our way through the morning rush-hour traffic, and at the precise moment of that fill, we both air-drummed along with it — just like everyone does when they hear that song.

I intentionally picked "Just Like Honey" because it's often confused with "Be My Baby" (which obviously came first), just as the Iggy Pop track is confused with "You Can't Hurry Love" (and many others that crib that beat). Some of you thought it sounded like "Walking on Sunshine" by Katrina and the Waves.

A couple other similarities you found that I had missed:  The Peter Bjorn and John intro sounding like "We're an American Band" by Grand Funk Railroad, and Eric Carmen's "All by Myself" sounding like "Big Bottom" by Spinal Tap.

Thanks for playing.  You're the best listeners we could ever hope for!

Maybe we'll do more of these in the future.

 

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