Top Ten Eric Clapton Songs

The Top Ten
1 Layla Layla Cover Art

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! "

This is a rare moment where I (being a teenager) can look back and see that I've always had excellent taste in music. For aslong as I can remember I've always listened to Rock N Roll and Blues and Layla by FAR is 1 of the best, and in my opinion THE best, love song there ever was. The acoustic version is equeally stunning with a different spin on it

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.

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!

2 Tears in Heaven Tears in Heaven Cover Art

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.

I don't know... every time I hear this song... Tears comes out automatically from my eyes... There is something special in this song... Words can't explain

The best song possible good luck beating it so sad almost made me cry :'( this is easily the best song in the whole entire universe!

This is the best. A classic. An awesome song. If you die without listening this song then missed the 1 of best song of your life.

3 Wonderful Tonight Wonderful Tonight Cover Art

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

I always tell people I'm gonna get married while this song plays in the background. THE best love song ever.

Overplayed, definitely... But there's a reason you hear it everywhere... Amazing piece of music...

Has the most emotion, and is an improvement on his love song for layla. Simply great.

4 Cocaine Cocaine Cover Art

Classic and beatiful son from eric clapton, good and professional concert facility for the artist in future, could be horsens musicart city in denmark.

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

Awesome track... And undeniable superb solos!

5 Sunshine of Your Love Sunshine of Your Love Cover Art

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...

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

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

Some of Cream's best work, this should certainly be in top 10..

6 Bell Bottom Blues Bell Bottom Blues Cover Art

Very underrated song from album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

Should be higher on the list

Such a great song.

7 White Room White Room Cover Art

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

One of the best blues solos using Wah-wah

Absolute Tune

8 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 🎸!

9 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.

10 I Shot the Sheriff I Shot the Sheriff Cover Art

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

Timeless record, great cover originally written by Bob Marley.

The Contenders
11 Let It Rain Let It Rain Cover Art

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!

12 I Feel Free I Feel Free Cover Art
13 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!

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 Cover Art

Great song lay down sally and layla are by far my favorite song by M. Clapton amazing

This song really rocks, great rhythm, great guitar solos.

15 Change the World Change the World Cover Art

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

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

Best song ever. special and melodic

16 Little Wing Little Wing Cover Art

With Duane allman on slide guitar

Sheryl crow is the man

17 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.

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.

As ( awesome song)

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

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

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

This is a masterpiece, the most unerrated song by Eric Clapton. The lyrics and then the guitar, it's perfect.

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

22 All Our Past Times All Our Past Times Cover Art
23 Tales of Brave Ulysses Tales of Brave Ulysses Cover Art

why is this so low smh

24 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!

25 Riding with the King Riding with the King Cover Art

HA! I love bb king! Love this song should be waaaaaaayyyyy higher

8Load More
PSearch List