Flashback Drum Loops was formulated with prominent inspiration from songs made in the 1980’s, as well as songs made in the modern era with a retro twist.
Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood (1983)
“Relax” is a record that begins with one of the most heavy kicks you could ever hear in a pop song, layered with a daunting synth bass. The drums on this song really bring the most personality to this record.
Nothing Compares – The Weeknd (2020)
“Nothing Compares”, is honestly one of the most slept on songs from The Weeknd’s 2020 album, “After Hours”. Considering it was a bonus track on the deluxe version of the album, it’s evident why the song was not as prominently featured as other records from the album with the same 80’s vibe. My favorite drum sound from this song are the toms.
I Don’t Care Anymore – Phil Collins (1983)
“I Don’t Care Anymore”, is an iconic 80’s track in which the drum pattern is one of the few sounds present in the song. The drums on this song are also incredibly simple but extremely effective in terms of evoking emotions.
The Way You Make Me Feel – Michael Jackson (1987)
Undoubtedly, Michael Jackson was a huge part of the music scene in the 1980’s with records like, “Billie Jean” and “Thriller”. This song has a very prominent drum pattern which brings groove to the track, which made it a top contender for this playlist.
Out of Touch – Hall & Oates (1984)
“Out of Touch”, is one of my favorite tracks from this era. A lot of it has to do with the fact that the drums on this track are arranged in a way that really hits all the right notes for me, sonically. I also have a lot of memories with this song playing in the background of my GTA Vice City sessions.