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File:Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band - Bang On The Drum All Day - Artpark - June 24, 2014

Ringo Starr's All-Starr Band performing the song live.

File:Bang The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren

Todd Rundgren - Bang the Drum All Day (1982)


Cover art for the UK release

"Bang the Drum All Day" is a song written by Todd Rundgren for his tenth studio album, The Ever Popular Tortured Artist Effect. The song was later covered by Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band in 1992 when Rundgren joined.


The song reached #39 on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock charts, #63 on the US Billboard Pop Singles charts and #86 in the UK.

In popular culture[]

The song is played in American football when the Green Bay Packers score a touchdown.

The song is referenced in the TV show The Office, in the episode "The Fight". The lyrics are changed to "I don't want to work, I just want to bang on this mug all day".

The song is featured in the trailer of the 1997 DreamWorks animated Movie Antz, in A Simple Wish 1997 VHS opening, and the Shrek 2001 VHS opening.