Ahhh…the drum fill. It’s one of the most beloved/underrated and simple/complex elements of a song.

Admit it: We all have done a bit of air drumming in the car, and there’s a good chance that air drumming happened during Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.”

In honor of Collins’ birthday today (January 30), here are seven killer drum fills.

Phil Collins – “In The Air Tonight”

Drum fill at 3:16.

Billy Joel – “Only The Good Die Young”

Drum fill at 0:13.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights