Top Ten Greatest Cream Songs


The Top Ten

1 Sunshine of Your Love

Eternal favourite!

No surprise this is number one, it is a great song!

Ahh...number one...where else would it be? It also owns the best guitar riff in the history of music. - Britgirl

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

Also, its Lyrics Are Stunning

2 White Room

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

Better than Sunshine Of Your Love, in my opinion. Also, Badge at #6? Come on!

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

First record (a '45') I ever bought. I still love it after all these years

3 Crossroads

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

An all time favorite!

Cool song!

Good song.

4 Tales of Brave Ulysses

Psychedelic masterpiece!

Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker & Eric Clapton!
End of Story! - Nirmal1991USA

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!

5 Strange Brew

Best pop song Cream did

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

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.

1 Comment
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.


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

This is their best song, no debate

This song really needs to be in the top ten!

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'. - sjcohen

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 - matty925

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

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

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

Yes; hauting

19 Born Under a Bad Sign

This is a great cover. - Gg2000

This is definitely an underrated song! - matty925

This one needs to be way higher - LizardKing99

got blues?

20 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.

21 World of Pain

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

Very underrated; haunting

22 Outside Woman Blues
23 Sitting On Top of the World
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 Take It Back
29 Those Were the Days
30 Pressed Rat and Warthog
31 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

32 Mother's Lament

My favourite "fun" song from Cream.

33 Falstaff Beer Commercial

This is hilarious.

34 Lawdy Mama
35 Passing the Time
36 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

37 Rollin' and Tumblin'

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

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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