Top Ten Songs by Eric Clapton

The Top Ten

Layla Layla Cover Art

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! "

Listen to both the original 1971 masterpiece (the full, 7-minute, two part masterpiece with Jim Gordon's piano coda), and then listen to the 1992 Unplugged version. Both absolutely the greatest ever. Hands down one of the most famous rock songs of all time, and for bloody great reason too.

Tears in Heaven Tears in Heaven Cover Art

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

I admit Layla was iconic and legendary, but this is one of the most beautiful and most emotional songs of all tiem, and really makes you realize the healing power of music.

Wonderful Tonight Wonderful Tonight Cover Art

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...

My first Eric clapton song.. He has incorporated feelings into this song.

Sunshine of Your Love Sunshine of Your Love Cover Art

"One of the greatest songs ever made."
"One of the greatest riffs of all time."

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...

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

How is this not in top 10?! This is one of the greatest riffs in history!

Cocaine Cocaine Cover Art

best song ever nice solo at live performance!

great song of clapton

If you wanna get down, get down to the ground, cocaine. Enough said...

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

Bell Bottom Blues Bell Bottom Blues Cover Art

Very underrated song from album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Such a great song.

Should be higher on the list

White Room White Room Cover Art

One of the best blues solos using Wah-wah

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

Absolute Tune

Forever Man Forever Man Cover Art

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).

This should be in the top ten, great drums and bass, great vocals and a stunning guitar 🎸!

Crossroads Crossroads Cover Art

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.

I Shot the Sheriff I Shot the Sheriff Cover Art

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

Bob Dylan did not write this...he wrote knockin on heavens door

The Newcomers

? Willie and the Hand Jive Willie and the Hand Jive Cover Art

The Contenders

Let It Rain Let It Rain Cover Art

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.

Bad Love Bad Love Cover Art

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

The song that made me buy a guitar and learn, the solo gives me chills to this day.

I Feel Free I Feel Free Cover Art
Lay Down Sally Lay Down Sally Cover Art

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

Change the World Change the World Cover Art

This is a Clapton song. Many others on here are by Cream, etc.

Best song ever. special and melodic

Good song

I don't know what to say about this song.
If your music can make u cry, then its good music..
Guitar tune is so great, the lyrics feel so heart touching. And if u ever fell in (true) love, u can relate this song with u

Little Wing Little Wing Cover Art

Sheryl crow is the man

With Duane allman on slide guitar

Promises Promises Cover Art

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.

As ( awesome song)

WHAT? Why isn’t this song in the top 10? Lay Down Sally should also be in top 10. Cocaine and Let It Rain are so overrated.

Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad Cover Art
After Midnight After Midnight Cover Art
No Alibis No Alibis Cover Art
Let It Grow Let It Grow Cover Art

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

Always loved this song! Along with awesome to listen to, its almost intriguing! AAh. He is such an amazing musician, and truly brilliant person!

It's the beauty itself. Let it grow is definitely one of Clapton's masterpieces.

Should be higher - a gorgeous soulful masterpiece.

All Our Past Times All Our Past Times Cover Art
Old 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!

Tales of Brave Ulysses Tales of Brave Ulysses Cover Art
Riding with the King Riding with the King Cover Art
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