Digital Drum Sheet Music Library

Quality Transcriptions You Can Count On

All the drum sheet music found on this page and throughout the site are full, note-for-note transcriptions transcribed by James Morton--long-time professional drummer, author of over a dozen books with Mel Bay Publications, and creator of the "Rock Charts" column formerly found in Modern Drummer--over the course of his 40+ year career.

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10-19 charts 25% off
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30+ charts 40% off
Title
Artist
Year
Comments
Music
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Robert Palmer
1986
Might as well face it: "The lights are on/But you're not home." The Greatest Hits album version.
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Bob Seger
1980
Some truths never change, and never will. Thoughtful song.
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Queen
1980
Queen bass player John Deacon wrote this number one hit.
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Journey
1980
Steve Perry and Neal Schon wrote this on the tour bus. Steve Smith drums.
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ACDC
1981
Known for its opening guitar riff, the song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott. Phil Rudd drums.
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Huey Lewis & The News
1984
From Sports. VERY funny song, VERY easy chart.
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Michael Jackson
1984
One of Michael's many monster hits. Jeff Porcaro drums.
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Smokey Robinson
1981
Smooth as silk, nice drumming.
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Michael Jackson
1983
Michael Jackson's biggest hit, produced by Quincy Jones, with drumming by Leon "Ndugu" Chancler.
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The Pretenders
1980
One of the lasting hits of the 80s, still very popular. Brass = money. Drummer = Martin Chambers.
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Kool & The Gang
1980
Played everywhere: weddings, political conventions, parties...funerals....
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John Fogerty
1985
"Put me in coach..." The best baseball song ever written.
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Donald Fagen
1988
Tight and crisp funk shuffle, from the movie Bright Lights, Big City. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Kool & The Gang
1985
One of many hits. Easy chart.
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Sting
1985
Sting gets jazzy. Omar Hakim manning the drums. Cool, man, just cool.
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Bob Marley & The Wailers
1980
From his last album, Uprising. This song was written on an airplane.
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Madonna
1985
Hit from the movie Vision Quest. Jonathan Moffett drums.
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Scorpions
1982
Quasi military drumming: Herman Rarebell.
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Bruce Springsteen
1984
"You can't start a fire without a spark...This gun's for hire..."
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Crowded House
1986
Biggest band in New Zealand has big hit in US. "Trying to catch the deluge in a paper cup."
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Police
1981
Reggae-rock as played by Stewart Copeland. Breakthrough drumming.
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Journey
1981
Steve Smith, one of the best drummers on the planet.
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Rolling Stones
1980
All 5:39 of it. "You will be mine, you will be mine all mine."
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Paul Young
1985
#1 hit written by Daryl Hall. Retro Motown.
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George Michael
1988
Freudian rock goes to #1. George, you can shave now.
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Van Halen
1988
"That ain't the way to treat the broken hearted..." Brother Alex does the drumming. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Linda Ronstadt
1982
One of her many hits, this one is in 7/4. Russ Kunkel on drums.
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ZZ Top
1983
I love their cool old roadsters, don't you? Fun chart.
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Bruce Springsteen
1985
Good rock song about nostalgia.
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George Harrison
1987
George covers this obscure early rocker and goes to number one.
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Fleetwood Mac
1982
Written by Stevie Nicks, recorded in France, and one of Mick Fleetwood's favorite songs by the group.
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Sade
1985
Big dance hit (but not as big as the macarena).
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Huey Lewis & The News
1983
From Sports. I like this band. Nice hook.
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Huey Lewis & The News
1984
From Sports. Do you know what the heart of R&R is? The beat!
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Steely Dan
1981
Model for solid drumming. "Make tonight a wonderful thing..."
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Huey Lewis & The News
1986
Yes it is. Solid song with solid drumming.
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Champaign
1981
Nice 16th note groove. "Some people are made for each other..."
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John Cougar
1982
Kenny Aronoff switches hands, makes 8th notes sound so good.
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Hall & Oates
1981
Easy to play, but it grooves.
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Eagles
1980
Rock ballad about broken romance. Nice fills at the end.
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Glenn Frey
1982
Both charts from the No Fun Allowed album. Happy song.
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Stevie Wonder
1984
Grammy winner from the movie Woman In Red.
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U2
1987
Have you tried looking in the closet? Bad joke. Good chart though, from the Irish supergroup that Kevin loves.
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Foreigner
1985
Huge hit, Dennis Elliot drums, big choir in background.
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Bruce Springsteen
1984
A brush in one hand, a stick in another, and hang on to that fast tempo!
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Pointer Sisters
1984
JR Robinson on drums, playing this exciting song.
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Big Country
1983
Scottish band, nice drumming by Mark Brzezicki. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Mary Jane Girls
1985
Move over Spice Girls: here's Rick James' sultry girl group.
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Whitesnake
1987
Ansley Dunbar drumming.
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Huey Lewis & The News
1987
Bruce Hornsby wrote this #1 hit. Solid.
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Greg Kihn Band
1981
New Wave dance hit. Nice groove.
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Kool & The Gang
1983
All Kool & The Gang charts can be found on their Greatest Hits album.
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Van Halen
1984
Might as well. Hot song. Alex on drums.
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Paul Simon
1980
Steve Gadd's drumming sizzles- see the movie One Trick Pony.
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Judas Priest
1980
Heavy metal from England, lots of cymbal crashes.
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Hall & Oates
1982
"Watch out boy, she'll chew you up."
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Paul McCartney
1989
Nice song from Paul, and clever drumming from Chris Whitten.
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Bruce Springsteen
1986
From Born In The U.S.A. Great lyrical song. Max Weinberg drums.
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Rush
1982
Their only Top 40 hit; Neil Peart doing his thing.
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George Michael
1988
Big year for George. Maybe he can afford a shaver now.
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The Motels
1981
Not the Orbison song, but a big hit by the IA new wave band.
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Journey
1982
Written by band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, this power ballad was one of their biggest hits.
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Go-Go's
1981
All girl group from IA makes it big.
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Deep Purple
1984
Same titled comeback CD. Meter changes are fun. Heavy sound. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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Def Leppard
1987
Anyone notice that Rick plays better now, with one arm? This chart is one of our few hand-written ones, but it's still pretty neat and definitely readable.
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Yes
1988
Alan White on drums.
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John Fogerty
1985
Great stripped down basic rocker with nice lyrics.
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Def Leppard
1983
Rick Allen with his spandex-laden pals, playing with both arms.
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ZZ Top
1983
From their biggest selling album, Eliminator.
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Manhattans
1981
Worldwide hit, with a huge hook. They can tour forever on this.
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Motley Crue
1985
Tommy Lee rocks the drums, the other guys are shouting at you-know-who. From the September 1985 Modern Drummer.
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Rolling Stones
1981
Dirty rock song becomes computer commercial.
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Robbie Dupree
1980
Same feel as the Doobie Brothers' "What A Fool Believes." Nice drum chart.
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Joe Jackson
1982
Moving tune, and very, very tight.
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U2
1983
Irish band's early album hit, has lots of energy, creative drumming.
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Sade
1986
Cool groove, hypnotizing song, tricky drum part.
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Berlin
1986
From Top Gun. Nice easy chart.
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Greg Kihn
1981
New Wave. "They don't write 'em like that anymore."
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Eagles
1980
Don Henley drums and sings.
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Glenn Frey
1982
Easy rock ballad.
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Bruce Hornsby
1986
Syncopated piano riff later sampled by Tupac Shakur. Went to number one.
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UB40
1989
Band from Great Britain does covers with a reggae flair. Originally by the Temptations.
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Cyndi Lauper
1984
Can You believe Miles Davis made a cover of this? Quirky.
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Steely Dan
1981
From the Gaucho CD. Rick Marotta drums.
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Rush
1981
Famous fills by Neil Peart. Landmark song from Canadians. Full 4 page chart.
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Kool & The Gang
1980
Drummer: George Brown.
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Cars
1980
The strangest hit from the Cars, in 5/4 time.
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Spandau Ballet
1983
Good chart to read, with lots of punches and rests.
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Foreigner
1981
Guess who plays sax on this? (Hint: See "Shotgun," 1965)
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Foreigner
1981
Great rock ballad. Very cool touches on the drums.
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Tina Turner
1984
From Simply The Best. Easy chart with meter changes.
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Motley Crue
1987
From the Girls, Girls, Girls CD. Actually, this is interesting.
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John Lennon
1981
Nice tune, even if it is written about Yoko.
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Joe Jackson
1984
Very funky drumming. Joe Jackson is a very eclectic musician. This chart is hand-written, but still reads clean.
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The Jets
1987
Good chart to learn consistence and groove with.
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ACDC
1980
Singer Brian Johnson said that this song is for him the highlight of the band's catalog because it has "a special groovy beat that won't let you go."
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Chicago
1985
Great song. Please get this, I guarantee you will love it!
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Sade
1984
Sexy and cool, triplet feel.
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