Top Ten Best Cream Songs

The Top Ten

1 Sunshine of Your Love Sunshine of Your Love Cover Art

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)

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

Awesome. Clapton is king! 4th best guitarist ever! (Hendrix, Page And Gilmore) Sunshine is intense! White Room 2nd. Then Crossroads then Badge.

I love the riff in this song. Probably one of the most recognizable riffs in the history of rock.

2 White Room White Room Cover Art

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.

First heard this while listening to a classic rock radio station on T.V. last weekend, and I haven't stopped listening to it since. Great guitar work, great vocals and drums, and awesome lyrics!

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

This is the definition of an amazing rock song, and in my opinion, you can hear the roots of heavy metal in the guitars, the vocals and the drums.

3 Crossroads Crossroads Cover Art

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

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

One of the best guitar solos forever!

Mind blowing.. Just wow!

4 Tales of Brave Ulysses Tales of Brave Ulysses Cover Art

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

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

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

Psychedelic masterpiece!

5 Strange Brew Strange Brew Cover Art

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

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

My fave after50 years. The best Cream song.

The best psychedelic song of Cream

6 Badge Badge Cover Art

The guitar solo in Badge was performed by George Harrison, supposedly in exchange for Clapton's solo on Harrison's "While my guitar gently weeps" recording for the Beatles.

Apparently, the cooperation ended here, as these 2 guitarists parted ways when Harrison got heavily into YOGI & Clapton pursued his R&R / Blues roots by forming Derek & the Dominoes.

I could listen to this on repeat for a good few hours. Catchy, fun, and featuring some irresistible guitar work from Clapton and co-writer George Harrison. Great tune, deserves the top spot.

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

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

7 I Feel Free I Feel Free Cover Art

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! )

Bump bump bump ba dum dum
Bump bump bump the dum

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

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

Try to listen to this song without dancing.

8 Toad Toad Cover Art

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

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

9 SWLABR SWLABR Cover Art

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 I'm So Glad Cover Art

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 Deserted Cities of the Heart Cover Art

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 Spoonful Cover Art

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. Cover Art

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 Politician Cover Art

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 Wrapping Paper Cover Art
16 We're Going Wrong We're Going Wrong Cover Art

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!

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

Very underrated

17 Sweet Wine Sweet Wine Cover Art

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

Drums are life

18 Dance the Night Away Dance the Night Away Cover Art

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.

19 World of Pain World of Pain Cover Art

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

Very underrated; haunting

20 Sitting On Top of the World Sitting On Top of the World Cover Art
21 Blue Condition Blue Condition Cover Art

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.

22 Outside Woman Blues Outside Woman Blues Cover Art
23 What a Bringdown

What a cool tune, so underrated

24 Dreaming Dreaming Cover Art

underrated

25 Sleepy Time Time Sleepy Time Time Cover Art

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

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