Top 10 Best Eric Clapton Songs

The Top Ten
1 Layla

The best musical composition that ever existed. Clapton and Allman have created a riff that's so sweet to hear and is seriously "music." The piano coda by Jim Gordon is classic and a graceful exit to an ever-graceful song. Last but not least, Steve Ferrone gives the song the drums it deserves. This song is the best I've ever 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 are absolutely the greatest ever. Hands down, it's one of the most famous rock songs of all time, and for a very good reason too.

2 Tears in Heaven

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

This is the best. A classic. An awesome song. If you die without listening to this song, then you've missed one of the best songs of your life.

I don't know. Every time I hear this song, tears come out automatically from my eyes. There is something special in this song. Words can't explain.

3 Wonderful Tonight

Most probably the best old classic song I've ever heard. Even Bruno Mars copied this song concept with his Just the Way You Are song.

I always tell people I'm going to get married while this song plays in the background. It's the best love song ever.

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

4 Cocaine

Awesome track. And undeniably superb solos!

Classic and beautiful song from Eric Clapton. Good and professional concert facilities for the artist in the future could be at Horsens Musicart City in Denmark.

5 Sunshine of Your Love

A wonderful song! How come this is not in the top 10 or at least within the top 20? This song has an amazing solo! One of the best solos of Eric Clapton, with amazing background music. The whole song is based on the solo! How come this is not in the top 10?

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

Some of Cream's best work. This should certainly be in the top 10.

6 Bell Bottom Blues

Very underrated song from the album Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs.

7 Forever Man

Just simply a great song. I can't believe Old Love isn't on here! It's definitely my favorite Clapton song of all time!

Needs to be MUCH higher. So does After Midnight (the 1988 version).

8 White Room

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

9 Crossroads

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

Timeless record, great cover, originally written by Bob Marley.

Exceptional. The best cover I've ever heard, next to All Along the Watchtower with Jimi Hendrix.

The Contenders
11 Let It Rain

Best Clapton song of all time! He injects great riffs, effortlessly bends notes, and makes the guitar sing as only he can. I first heard this song in the early '70s and crank it up loud whenever I hear it playing today.

I believe Stephen 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
13 Bad Love

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

Yes, it's good. The overplayed ones are fine songs, but some of the other tracks most people haven't heard are far better!

14 Lay Down Sally

Great song. Lay Down Sally and Layla are by far my favorite songs by Eric Clapton. Amazing.

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

15 Change the World

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

16 Little Wing
17 Promises

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 the top 10. Cocaine and Let It Rain are so overrated.

18 After Midnight
19 No Alibis
20 Let It Grow

Always loved this song! Along with being awesome to listen to, it's also intriguing! Ah, he is such an amazing musician and truly a brilliant person!

Awesome song, lots of soul. I can't help singing this every time I hear it. Beautiful. Last time I heard this, I cried.

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

21 All Our Past Times
22 Tales of Brave Ulysses
23 Old Love

George and Eric wrote this together. This friendship helped Eric stay alive, I reckon. He didn't have a family, and George was his best friend no matter what. They shared friendship, they shared a wife, they both broke up with their wives, they shared their emotions and wrote 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. It's the best breakup song!

24 Badge

Great bass part and terrific guitar work by both Clapton and George Harrison. The cream of Cream.

25 Riding with the King
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