One of the defining features of rock and roll is that it has a strong back beat. This is almost always due to having a drummer, but there are some rock and roll songs that don’t use drums. Still, they rock just as much as any songs that use drums.
Here are a few examples of rock songs that don’t have drums.
The first one is Elvis Presley’s version of “That’s All Right” (Elvis’ very first single)
“Brand New Day” by Young Marble Giants
“Glycerine” by Bush
While it may be difficult to find rock and roll songs without drums, they do exist. The above examples are each of a different style, and from a different era. Drums may be an integral part of rock and roll, but rock and roll is also flexible enough to go without them every now and then.