1.) He has “Starr” in his name.
2). Out of all the Beatles, he made the fewest errors during sessions.
3). He managed to keep balance on his chair, even with his tremendous nose.
4). On most Beatles movies, he took the lead roll (only one that had some acting talent).
5). He dated some hot women.
6). *Shrugs* Y-NOT
7). He manages to keep looking bad ass with his sun glasses and beard.
8). 4 words…yellow, garden, octopus, submarine
9). ITS FREAKING RINGO STARR!! (and he was one of the first to use the “match grip”
10). Paul McCartney thinks Ringo Starr is the greatest drummer ever! “McCartney sent Starr a postcard on 31 January 1969 (the day after the band's performance on the roof of Apple Studios) stating: 'You are the greatest drummer in the world. Really.' “
Joking aside, I think Ringo is highly underrated. In many ways he was the "Elvis" of rock drumming. He was not the best techinically, but opened the door for many amazing rock drummers. However, that does not mean he was not a good drummer....here is another top 10 list...a more serious one..taken from http://web2.iadfw.net/gshultz/bryant.html
1). Ringo was one of the first drummers to actually sit in a high rise stand, allowng him to be easily seen during live perfomrances. Before Starr, drummers were usually way in the back, or not even shown at all!.
2). Ringo changed the sound of recorded drums. About the time of Rubber Soul (released Dec. 6,1965), the sound of the drumset started to become more distinct. Along with help from the engineers at Abbey Road studios, Ringo popularized a new sound for the drums by tuning them lower, deadening the tonal ring with muffling materials, and making them sound "closer" by putting a microphone on each drum.
3). Ringo has nearly perfect tempo. This allowed the Beatles to record a song 50 or 60 times, and then be able to edit together different parts of numerous takes of the same song for the best possible version. Today an electronic metronome is used for the same purpose, but the Beatles had to depend on Ringo to keep the tempo consistant throughout the dozens of takes of the songs that you know and love so well. Had he not had this ability, the Beatles recordings would sound completely different today.
4). Ringo's "feel" for the beat serves as a standard for pop-rock record producers and drummers alike. It is relaxed, but never dragging. Solid, yet always breathing. And yes, there is a great amount of musical taste in his decisions of what to play and when to play it. In most recording sessions, the drummer's performance acts as a barometer for the rest of the musicians. The stylistic direction, dynamics, and emotions are filtered through the drummer. He is the catcher to whom the pitcher/songwriter is throwing. If the drumming doesn't feel good, the performance of any additional musicians is doomed from the start. The Beatles rarely if ever had this problem with Ringo.
5). Ringo hated drum solos, which should win points with quite a few people. He only took one solo while with the Beatles. His eight measure solo appears during "The End" on the "B" side of Abbey Road. Some might say that it is not a great display of technical virtuosity, but they would be at least partially mistaken. You can set an electronic metronome to a perfect 126 beats per minute, then play it along with Ringo's solo and the two will stay exactly together.
6). Ringo's ability to play odd time signatures helped to push popular songwriting into uncharted areas. Two examples are "All you Need is Love" in 7/4 time, and "Here Comes the Sun" with repeating 11/8, 4/4, and 7/8 passages in the chorus.
7). Ringo's proficiency in many differen styles such as two beat swing ("When I'm Sixty-Four"), ballads ("Something"), R&B ("Leave My Kitten Alone" and "Taxman") and country (the Rubber Soul album) helped the Beatles to explore many musical directions with ease. His pre-Beatle experience as a versatile and hard working nightclub musician served him well.