Ever since watching Birdman with its love it or hate it drum score (I thought it fit the film well but it got annoying) then of course Whiplash with all of its drumming, I’ve been thinking that I really need to do a list of My Top Ten Drummers In Movies. So here you go! 🙂
10. Miles Teller as Andrew in Whiplash
Well, I have to include Miles Teller since Whiplash was the inspiration for this post. I’m still not a big fan of his (he’s got a smarmy look) but Whiplash was good. Maybe I’ll change my mind about him – he’s in like a million movies coming out this year.
9. Ringo Starr in Yellow Submarine
Come on – it’s The Beatles! I had to include Ringo. I love Yellow Submarine.
8. The Wyld Stallyns “historical babe” in Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
The redhead! Not many great pictures online. I had to include Bill & Ted – I love these guys!
7. The kid (Kevin Clark as Freddy Jones) in School Of Rock
I know that not everyone likes Jack Black but I DO and School Of Rock is one of my favorite movies in recent years. It’s great!
6. Dave Grohl in The Muppets (as Animool in Muppets tribute band “The Moopets”) & in documentary Sound City
I also HAD to find a way to include Dave Grohl. Grohl rules! He was hilarious in The Muppets but I also had to mention & link to my Sound City review again – I really enjoyed that documentary. More than anything, I think I just love how much of a music fan Dave Grohl is himself.
5. The Ewok that plays drums on the Stormtrooper helmets
Does this count? Yes, it does. Because it’s MY list! 😉
4. Peter “James” Bond & Mick Shrimpton in This Is Spinal Tap (spontaneous combustion & explosion)
I couldn’t do a list of drummers without including at least some of the Spinal Tap drummers who died tragically.
3. Animal from The Muppet Movie (well, all Muppet movies)
Again – what list of drummers would be complete without Animal?!
2. Mary Stuart Masterson as Watts in Some Kind Of Wonderful
I want to be as cool as Mary Stuart Masterson was in Some Kind Of Wonderful! Unfortunately, I’m more like my number one……
1. Garth Algar in Wayne’s World
“I like to play…” *ting!*
I worship Garth Algar. He’s my soulmate. I’m basically the female equivalent of Garth. (Should I admit that??)
But did any of these guys die in a gardening accident¿??
I had to go with spontaneous combustion – it’s way cooler. 😉
Did you know that Calvin Coolidge’s son died in a freak tennis accident?
No! Freak tennis accident is pretty cool too! Was he a drummer?! 😉
Nice! But #4 is Mick Shrimpton. They both spontaneously combusted, though.
Right! You’re the firebug so I suppose you’re the expert. 😉 I had to Google Spinal Tap drummer names. I’ll add that dude’s name!
But what’s the name of the Ewok?!?
That doesn’t sound right… Did you just make that up??
Awesome! What about Fish in The Rockstar?
I don’t know that one… I’ve not seen it! 🙂 Hmm…
It’s very silly but it does star Emma Stone and Rainn Wilson with a hilarious cameo from Bradley Cooper.
Hmm. Does sort of look like my type of thing. I’ll check it out sometime! 🙂
Great idea for a list. You and Abbi always come up with great stuff. I’d love to know who came up with bu dum tish
Thanks, Alex! Lol. I have no idea… But that’s an interesting question! 🙂
What a great idea for a post!!! Your’e awesome for just bringing up Bill & Ted. Love those guys!
Thank you! 🙂 hehe. I love Bill & Ted WAY too much… I love them too!
Used to watch this Bill & Ted a lot when I was a kid! Good stuff ☺
Fun list. Well done.
Thank you! It was fun to put together. 🙂 I used to do a lot more top ten lists. It’s hard to think of good ones… My favorite one I did was my top ten carpets & rugs in movies. Lol 😉
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In celebration of the Oscar-winning drama, Whiplash, table9mutant has put together a fun top 10 list of drummers in movies. Check it out at Cinema Parrot Disco.
Thanks so much for the reblog! 🙂
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That drumming in Birdman made me want to practice trepanation on myself…. I don’t know what anything in this post means though. I’m more of a zither type of guy.
Hehe. Trepanation. I’ll go get you a drill… 😉 I like guitars! Tried to learn to play one once. I was useless.
I would have thrown in the drummer from the big number in The Mask, or maybe Ipkiss playing the bongos…lotta drumming in that flick 🙂
Hmm. I really don’t remember The Mask that well! I know I saw it at the time. I preferred Mask with Cher. No drumming in that, though. 😉
Oh, the Mask was a musical comedy based off a comic. If you like Jim Carrey, you should revisit, it’s one of his classic ‘green’ characters 😀
Hehe. I remember THAT much about it. And that it’s back when Diaz looked pretty hot. 😉 I like Carrey at times – people are a bit tough on him.
None of these clips would exist if it weren’t for the greatest drummer of them all…Mr. Gene Krupa, seen here with Barbara Stanwyck and Gary Cooper in 1939’s BALL OF FIRE:
Hmm. I’ve not seen it! I’ll have a look at the link – just catching up on blog & Twitter comments now. 🙂 My top ten list rule is that I have to have actually seen the movie so I often miss out on some great ones in my top tens! 😉
Great idea! Love School Of Rock 🙂
Thank you! Yay – a School Of Rock fan! I don’t understand why it isn’t more popular. 🙂
love ur list, agree with ur top 5, but i’d have put watts above Garth 🙂
Thanks! Well, I never had a crush on Masterson like you did… 😉
That’s a good thing! 😉
I love love this post. Mary Stuart Masterson was like my girl crush. My dad plays the drums and that was the one 80s movie he would watch with me. Bill and Ted umm yes I used to love those movies and wanted to go the San Dimas water park haha. Garth is the coolest and yes you can admit that. 🙂
Thanks Melissa! That’s cool about your dad. 🙂 Bill & Ted & Garth! Woohoo! Hooray for dumb geeky guys. Love em. 😉
How did I know Garth would be your number one?? 😉 Some truly awesome choices on here, lady. I especially love that Ewok!! I never would’ve thought of that!! God those little buggers are cute…
Hehe. Garth is my soulmate for sure. : ) Ewoks rule! People are so mean about them. I love Ewoks, dammit!!
What?! Who’s mean about Ewoks? Let’s find them and beat them up!!
Hehe. All the male Star Wars fans. They don’t like those cute, cuddly Ewoks. 😦
Men are weird. Ewoks are glorious. The Rebels wouldn’t have won without those adorable little bear people!!
Yes to Garth! Always yes to Garth! 🙂
Hahaha! YES! Always. Love him! : )
Great picks lady!
Thanks, Zoe! : )
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