Top Ten Greatest Cream Songs

The Top Ten

1 Sunshine of Your Love

Doors, Hendrix, Cream, Stooges, Burdon/Animals, Chambers Bros, Airplane, Zeppelin, Floyd, CCR, Velvet Underground--too damn good--fall 1966 to spring 1973 (end of 60s music)

Its Riff Is The Greatest Riff Ever Used By Eric Clapton. The Perfect Song For Begginer Rock Guitarists.

Also, its Lyrics Are Stunning

Might be the best riff in any song along with smoke on the water. It is an awesome song. I am just shocked that Toad isn't on this list at all. It is an incredible drum solo and in my top 5 cream songs, probably some of the inspiration for Zeppelin's Moby Dick

Great riff and superb offbeat drumming

2 White Room

This is by far the best Cream song. Timeless riff, and psychedelic infused lyrics make this a great listen.

If not the best Cream song this is definitely a gold standard for Rock songs in general.

I'll wait in this palce, where the sun never shines, wait in this place where the shadows run for themselves... One of the most emotional moments in rock history

The solo is also pretty good... Great song

Without doubt the best Cream song there is. The awesome intro harmonies, and then that snare. Just one nod. And it explodes into that blistering riff. And the way Jack says "In A white room with black curtains, at the station..." You just know it's the beginning of an amazing journey. Baker was immense in this song. Bruce was at his vocal best and the basslines are so good. And Clapton. Was more Clapton than ever.

3 Crossroads

The greatest of all Cream songs...Ginger Baker at his best and Eric Clapton playing like the king he was.

excellent guitar riff, great bluesy feel, and the overall flow of the song is just stellar

Amazing song, so much soul, everyone should hear this song. Really.

One of the best guitar solos forever!

4 Tales of Brave Ulysses

Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton!
End of Story!

With tales of great solo's, your naked ears are pleasured by cream sweetly singing.

Pure Simple Brilliance! This song personifies the Legendary & Incredible Journey of the Mighty Odysseus!

Psychedelic masterpiece!

5 Strange Brew

I'm addicted to this song

I like this song much better than crossroads. it is equivalent to the doors break on through

The best psychedelic song of Cream

Really good song but I personally think Crossroads is the best.

6 Badge

Best song for me.

I could listen to this song for days, definitely one of their greatest.

It is the best Cream song of all time. Clapton at his best and Bruce and baker are not shoddy either!

Clapton's riff in the middle, restrained but so powerful!

7 I Feel Free

Listen to how great Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker are on this classic--(I swear I believe Clapton was the 3rd most talented guy in this band! )

These guys were super all great songs in only a few years! Awesome!

Try to listen to this song without dancing.

Bump bump bump ba dum dum
Bump bump bump the dum

Come on, you've sang that at least once in your life.

8 Toad

I agree much better than Moby Dick, (no disrespect to Bonham), also black Sabbaths' "Rat Salad" is an amazing song with a drum solo in it

One on the greatest drum solos and much better than Moby Dick. Also has a great guitar riff to it.


This song really needs to be in the top ten!

This is their best song, no debate

It is actually true; She WAS Like A Bearded Rainbow!

10 I'm So Glad

The riff! Clapton is just so beautiful! The riff is truly life changing! Believe this one is their best song!

The Contenders

11 Deserted Cities of the Heart

This song is so amazing, makes you think and feel that you are in an apocalistic atmosphere, the solo, the fast strumming of bruce in the acoustic, that bass lines and the Baker fast drumming, one of the hidden gems in the history of rock, totally underrated song.

It's my favorite on the list.

12 Spoonful

Ah yes, but not as good as the spoonful on wheels of fire the 16 min spoonful

Superb especially with headphones for full appreciation.

13 N.S.U.

N.S.U. should definitely be the one. The perfect song.
You should at least have experienced it.
I am very curious to know how other people think about it.
(or why they neglect it) It is sheer magic. It has been called a kind of nursery rhyme, and I take that to mean it is hypnotizing. It even can give you energy, or lust for life, or lift you out of a depression.
(also, it is the only cream song which has passed through so many changes, 1. the short, fast and perfect studio version on 'Fresh Creeam' (<3 min), 2. the early rough life versions 3. long life versions (12 min, and 24 min! ), and finally the slow latest version (reunion concert), why so many versions? ) and it is probably their very first song, fresh from pure inspiration or improvisation, not so contrived or sophisticated as the other cream songs. (compare 'take it back'.

14 Politician

This absolutely needs to be number one. The live version is legendary, everyone gives it their all. Jack Bruce's vocals are amazing. You have my vote

I really love the riff to this one. MASSIVELY underrated. One of my favorites from cream

15 Wrapping Paper
16 We're Going Wrong

The 2005 gig at royal Albert hall was my favourite version of this song. Was not really interested in this song until I heard the 2005 version

Probably the best song for me! What a song! I'm not talking about drum bit or guitar riff or the vocal here.. Because its self understood (all four section are the best). If you look at the lyrics, it just becomes the most auspicious, overwhelming and welcoming song in everyone's life. Just ask urself... WE'r GOING WRONG? Defiantly at the moment!

Very underrated

17 Sweet Wine

Great composition. Clapton's most bitingly incisive, fierce solo ever.

Drums are life

18 Dance the Night Away

A mostly forgotten, but exquisite gem, look it up and have a listen on YouTube, you'll be glad you did!

Clapton's tribute to Roger McGuinn and the Byrds, SO amazing.

Yes; hauting

19 Born Under a Bad Sign

This is definitely an underrated song!

This one needs to be way higher

This is a great cover.

got blues?

20 World of Pain

Their best song. Sad that it's not in the top 10...

Very underrated; haunting

21 Sitting On Top of the World
22 Blue Condition

The best cream song hands down. It doesn't have outrageous guitar work, but the lyrics and Ginger Baker's vocals make this a fresh and welcoming song.

23 Outside Woman Blues
24 What a Bringdown

What a cool tune, so underrated

25 Dreaming


26 Sleepy Time Time

Best song they ever did, live version at Albert Hall is sublime

27 As You Said
28 Rollin' and Tumblin'

What the hell?! 29? This is one of their best songs!

29 Take It Back
30 Those Were the Days
31 Pressed Rat and Warthog
32 Four Until Late

Not saying it's their best, but certainly top 10 for me. I just really enjoy the upbeat nature to it all. Also, considering it's a blues song, very unique bassline by Jack Bruce

33 Mother's Lament

My favourite "fun" song from Cream.

34 Falstaff Beer Commercial

This is hilarious.

35 Lawdy Mama
36 Passing the Time
37 Anyone for Tennis

This one's a little weird because it is so unlike Cream: subdued, delicate, and very catchy. Underrated.

Very political; class oriented

38 Doing That Scrapyard Thing
39 Steppin' Out
40 Traintime
41 Weird of Hermiston
42 Hey Now, Princess
43 The Clearout
44 Cat's Squirrel
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