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]Every time you hear this guitar riff, you wish, you're the one, who wrote it.

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.

4Bell Bottom Blues
Very underrated song from album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs


Such a great song.
Should be higher on the list

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!

6Let 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.

7Change the World
This is very powerful to me. I feel very good every time I listen to this song.

8Bad Love
Yeh its good, the overplayed ones are fine songs but someof the other tracks most people haven't heard are far better!
Great riff Phil Collins on the drums the album as a whole is one of his best

9Presence of the Lord
Such a powerful, emotional song

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

11I Feel Free

12Blue 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

13Let 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...

14Old 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!

15My 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...

16It's In The Way You Use It
One of his best. Needs to be much higher.

17I 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.

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.

19Hard Times Blues

20Riding With the King

21Sunshine 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..

22Forever 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).

23After Midnight

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.

25White Room

26Running 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".


28I Can't Stand It
I like this song I feel the emotions of this song

29Hey Hey

30Lonely Stranger

31Before You Accuse Me

32Please 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.

33All Our Past Times

34Wanna Make Love to You


36River of Tears

37Edge of Darkness

38Miss You

39Little Wing
Sheryl crow is the man
With Duane allman on slide guitar

40Inside 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..

41Who Am I Telling You?

42San Francisco Bay Blues
The best song of Eric Clapton. Always!

43Knockin' On Heavens Door

44Next Time You See Her

45Broken Hearted

46I've Got a Rock N' Roll Heart


48She's Waiting
Best song on Behind the Sun


49Give Me Strength

50Hello Old Friend

51It All Depends

52Behind the Mask

53Five Long Years
Off his 1994 blues album From The Cradle. Amazing vocals and the best guitar playing on any record ever.

54Breaking Point
Another gem from journeyman good vocals and some incredible guitar work

55Tangled In Love

56That's No Way to Get Along

57Rocking Chair

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This list was created 5 years, 148 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 3 times.

Updated Friday, December 19, 2014

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