Top Ten Songs by Eric Clapton


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I was 13 years old when I first heard Cream's "Layla" and other love songs. I swore then that if I ever had a daughter, that would be her name. She just turned 22 last month. Love you Layla!
Layla is by Derek & the Dominos, not Cream. Cream made "Sunshine of Your Love" and "Tales of Great Ulysses"
This song simply rocks! Listen to the unplugged version. The parts where he sings "Laaaayla, you got me on my knees Layla" makes me pump my fists in frustration that I can't play it as well on my guitar!
The Best ever musical composition that exists. Clapton and Allman have created a riff that's so sweet to hear and is seriously 'music'. And piano coda by Jim Gordon is so classic and a real graceful exit to ever-graceful song. Last but not the least. Steve Ferrone gives the song deserved drums. This song's is the best ever I've heard. "Layla, you got me on my knees! "


[Newest]Best song in the world

2Tears In Heaven
I cried listening to this song... I still don't know what made me do it... My favorite song!
This is real beauty of guitar soft, silence, sexy. Best lyrics like poem
Awesome song I'm only 14 and this was the song that introduced me to eric clapton I really appreciate when other people put info like this
[Newest]Should be first in my opinion but everyone has their choice

3Wonderful Tonight
Has the most emotion, and is an improvement on his love song for layla. Simply great.
Most probably the best old classic song I ever heard. Even bruno mars copied this song concept with his just the way you are song
Overplayed, definitely... But there's a reason you hear it everywhere... Amazing piece of music...
[Newest]I always tell people I'm gonna get married while this song plays in the background. THE best love song ever.

best song ever nice solo at live performance!
If you wanna get down, get down to the ground, cocaine. Enough said...
great song of clapton


[Newest]Wow! Such an AWESOME song!

5Bell Bottom Blues
Very underrated song from album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs


Such a great song.
Should be higher on the list

6Sunshine of Your Love
A wonderful song! How come this is not in top 10 or at least within 20. This song has an amazing solo! One of the best solos of Eric Clapton. With a amazing background music and the whole song is based on the solo! How come this is not in TOP 10...
How is this not in top 10?! This is one of the greatest riffs in history!
Some of CreamÂ's best work, this should certainly be in top 10..

7Let It Rain
Best Clapton song of all time! He injects great riffs, effortlessly bends notes and makes the guitar sing as only he can do. I first heard this song in the early '70s and crank it up loud whenever I hear it playing today.

8Bad Love
Yeh its good, the overplayed ones are fine songs but someof the other tracks most people haven't heard are far better!
The song that made me buy a guitar and learn, the solo gives me chills to this day.
Great riff Phil Collins on the drums the album as a whole is one of his best

9I Feel Free

10Lay Down Sally
This song really rocks, great rhythm, great guitar solos.
Great song lay down sally and layla are by far my favorite song by M. Clapton amazing

The Contenders

11Change the World
This is very powerful to me. I feel very good every time I listen to this song.

How is the song that elicited the phrase, "Clapton is God" not on the list? The "Live at Winterland" recording conveys some of the best riffs of his career.

13I Shot the Sheriff
Timeless record, great cover originally written by Bob Marley.

Great cover. Made famous by Bob Marley, and actually it was written Bob Dylan.
Exceptional, The best cover I've ever heard next to : All along the watchtower with Jimi Hendrix

14Presence of the Lord
Such a powerful, emotional song

15White Room
One of the best blues solos using Wah-wah

16Let It Grow
Awesome song, lots of soul. I can't help singing this every time that I hear it. Beautiful... Last time I heard this I cried
It's the beauty itself. Let it grow is definitely one of Clapton's masterpieces.
It ripped of Stairway to heaven yeah sure...

17Blue Eyes Blue
It is one of the best ones I've ever heard, should be much higher up on the list, if not on the top at least!
This song should be inside the top 5. AMAzingly touching lyrics

18Old Love
George and Eric wrote this together, this friendship helped Eric stay alive I reckon. He didn't have family, and George was his best friend no matter what. They shared friendship, they shared a wife, they both broke up with their wife, they share their emotions and write this song about it. Simple
What guys? How isn't old love on the list? Clapton can't get any better than this. This song evokes so many emotions.. The best break up song!

19My Father's Eyes
This song touches my heart... I love my father and in his eyes I find the answer to many things... I just love this song...

20It's In The Way You Use It
One of his best. Needs to be much higher.

21Little Wing
Sheryl crow is the man
With Duane allman on slide guitar

22After Midnight

23Hard Times Blues

24No Alibis

25Riding With the King

26Forever Man
Just simply a great song, can't believe old love isn't on here! It's definitely my favourite clapton song of all time!
Needs to be MUCH higher. So does After Midnight (the 1988 version).


There is so much expression of feelings in this song, Eric sings it and takes my blues away. I feel better when I hear this song every time.

29Running On Faith
How come this song is sp underrated. Its an awesome song, almost like tears in heavem
Just a complete song - reflective, mature and like most great EC songs it has recognisable "style".

30Knockin' On Heavens Door

31I Can't Stand It
I like this song I feel the emotions of this song

32Hey Hey

33Lonely Stranger

34Before You Accuse Me

35Please Be With Me
What l am is in the song's lyrics. A fitting likeness for a soul who is trying to be free like a gypsy.

36All Our Past Times

37Wanna Make Love to You


39River of Tears

40Edge of Darkness

41She's Waiting
Best song on Behind the Sun


42Miss You

43Inside of Me
I am surprised that no one has included this song in the list.. Its one of his lesser known songs but a very good one..

44Who Am I Telling You?

45San Francisco Bay Blues
The best song of Eric Clapton. Always!

46Next Time You See Her

47Broken Hearted

48I've Got a Rock N' Roll Heart


50Tangled In Love

51Give Me Strength

52Hello Old Friend

53It All Depends

54Rocking Chair

55Behind the Mask

56Five Long Years
Off his 1994 blues album From The Cradle. Amazing vocals and the best guitar playing on any record ever.

57Breaking Point
Another gem from journeyman good vocals and some incredible guitar work

58West Coast Idea

59That's No Way to Get Along

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