Top Ten Songs by Eric Clapton


The Top Ten

1 Layla Layla

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

I love this song. Great job Eric!

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2 Tears in Heaven Tears 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

Just listened to this song... My goodness I am blessed to listen to this masterclass... Such an amazing song... Loved it

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3 Wonderful Tonight Wonderful 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...

The smoothest song ever recorded, hands down.

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4 Cocaine Cocaine

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
cocainnnnnnnnnn - stajo08

Such an amazing song I was surprised to find out it was a cover

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5 Bell Bottom Blues Bell Bottom Blues

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

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6 Sunshine of Your Love Sunshine 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!

This song moves me. The BEST song he's ever recorded.

All time classic song. Should be in top ten.

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7 White Room White Room

One of the best blues solos using Wah-wah

I don't know why I love this song so much but I do.

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8 Crossroads Crossroads

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.

This song wasn't even by Eric Clapton, he just sang the original.


9 Let It Rain Let It Rain

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

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.

10 I Feel Free I Feel Free

The Newcomers

? My Father's Eyes My 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...

By very far the best Eric Clapton song. I'm not listening to any of his other songs

? Blue Eyes Blue Blue 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

Great song great lyrics

The Contenders

11 I Shot the Sheriff I Shot the Sheriff

Timeless record, great cover originally written by Bob Marley. -

Exceptional, The best cover I've ever heard next to : All along the watchtower with Jimi Hendrix

Great cover. Made famous by Bob Marley, and actually it was written Bob Dylan.

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12 Change the World Change the World V 2 Comments
13 Bad Love Bad 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

14 Lay Down Sally Lay 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

15 Presence of the Lord Presence of the Lord

Such a powerful, emotional song

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16 Little Wing Little Wing

Sheryl crow is the man

With Duane allman on slide guitar

17 It's In The Way You Use It It's In The Way You Use It

One of his best. Needs to be much higher.

18 Forever Man Forever 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!

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19 Let It Grow Let 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...

Loved this song...

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20 Promises Promises

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.

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