Ringo Starr's version is my favorite, but the solo is pretty weak. For the best experience please update your browser. … A big part of that is their a cappella version of “The Little Drummer Boy,” which has racked up more than 17 million views on YouTube so far. Little Drummer Boy is probably my favorite Christmas songs, but I rarely hear a version that takes full advantage of its theme and does it justice. It has been translated into many languages and is frequently performed by choirs, artists and in families all over the world each Christmas. The Temptations version is fun with the 16th note high hat, but the drums don't do … We’ll stop supporting this browser soon. “The Little Drummer Boy” is more than 70 years old. The popular Christmas carol was written in 1941 by the American composer and music teacher Katherine Davis and has toured the world since then.