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! " - hereisHorizon

Best song in the world

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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

Love this song. Love the story behind it!

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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...

Outstanding song by far!

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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
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Wow! Such an AWESOME song!

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5Bell Bottom Blues

Very underrated song from album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs - obargl

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..

All time classic song. Should be in top ten.

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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.

I believe Steven Stills played the bridge on this tune, however it is in my top five Clapton songs. Yes, turn it up loud!


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.


9I Feel Free
10White Room

One of the best blues solos using Wah-wah

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11I 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

12Bad 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

13Change the World
14Lay 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

15Presence of the Lord

Such a powerful, emotional song

16Blue 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

17Little Wing

Sheryl crow is the man

With Duane allman on slide guitar

18It's In The Way You Use It

One of his best. Needs to be much higher.

19Let 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...

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20Old 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!

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1. Layla
2. Tears In Heaven
3. Wonderful Tonight
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2. Bell Bottom Blues
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