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If you're going to watch one video today, this better be it.


Eight-year-old Yoyoka Soma from Japan recorded it as her submission to the Hit Like a Girl contest, and the video has blown up on the Internet.


The drumming prodigy absolutely NAILS 'Good Times Bad Times' by Led Zeppelin, playing with skill, ease, and a wide smile.


It's so clear throughout the video that the eight-year-old is having the time of her life, and we can't help but enjoy ourselves, too!



The drummer is especially being praised for her kick drum pedal expertise, as 'Good Times Bad Times' has a notoriously difficult bass drum part.


The video's gone viral, being covered by publications from Rolling Stone to NPR.


Soma shared that one day she hopes to 'decorate [Rolling Stone's] cover page'.


Sheryl Crow retweeted the video of Soma rocking out, along with the caption, "If this is what’s coming in the future of women musicians, I’m stoked!"


The young musician gleefully replied, "Thank you, Sheryl! I love your songs! Mom is your big fan! I want to play together someday."


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Chad Smith, drummer for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, also praised Soma, sharing the video and writing "For the win!"


"Thank you! Chad! I am honoured. I'm a big fan of yours! I definitely want to play the drum together," the eight-year-old responded.


Soma says that her parents shaped her love of music.


"When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of instruments. My parents were performing music activities as amateur singer-songwriters and they cradled me with their music," she wrote.


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"When I listened to their songs and guitar performances, I was eager to join them and couldn’t stop beating out a rhythm. That was why I started playing the drums. The drum was the first instrument in which I felt an interest in my life.


"My parents’ music peers often visited us to play together. I was glued to the powerful and dynamic performances by the drummers. At age two, I was playing the drums as if I were playing with toys. At age four, I started performing at concerts.


"At age five, my family band 'Kaneaiyoyoka' was formed by my parents. We have released two self-produced CD albums so far. Not only the drums, I also play the keyboard and perform as a vocalist. I compose lyrics and music as well."


We are so impressed, and we can't wait for Soma's takeover of the music world!