This post I would like to share my all-time favorite drum fill courtesy of Mel Gaynor from Simple Minds. The song, “Don’t You Forget About Me,” is perhaps the band’s most popular thanks to the film The Breakfast Club. In my opinion a good drum fill should elevate the song but not detract from it. It should flow as an extension of the song’s foundation. This is a perfect example of that approach (3:42 into the song). Gaynor’s incorporation of the snare and toms before slipping right back into the groove is flawless. Below I share the notation and original video for your reference.