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List Rules Vote for your favorite Eric Clapton songs, not just singles and hits. No Cream songs allowed, but Derek and the Dominos tracks are fair game.

List of the top Eric Clapton songs, as voted on by fans like you. This poll includes all Eric Clapton hits, but true fans know there are other great songs to vote on besides the singles. One of the best guitarists in music history, Clapton started his career with The Yardbirds, before moving on to the Bluesbreakers, Cream, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, and eventually solo work. The English singer-songwriter has received18 Grammy Awards and his 60s and 70s, blues and classic rock songs are still widely popular today.

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Eric Clapton songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. Just don't add any Cream songs here - there's a separate list of the greatest Cream tracks.

This list is made up of songs like "Cocaine," "Layla," and "Tears In Heaven." If the order of this list bothers you, then set the world on fire by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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Layla Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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49 10
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Cocaine Slowhand

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46 10
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Bell Bottom Blues Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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41 8
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Motherless Children 461 Ocean Boulevard

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36 6
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Lay Down Sally Slowhand

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36 7
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Pretending Journeyman

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31 5
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Esavi added It's in the Way That You Use It August

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31 5
Bad Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs
Esavi added Bad Love Journeyman

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Blues Power Eric Clapton

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29 5
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I Can't Stand It Another Ticket

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26 4
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Esavi added She's Waiting Behind the Sun

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28 6
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pandaman added let it grow 461 Ocean Boulevard

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32 10
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After Midnight Eric Clapton

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25 4
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Esavi added Forever Man Behind the Sun

14 Famous People Who Have PhDs

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14 1
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Lucinda Gonzalez added Badge Keep on Running

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40 17
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Tears in Heaven Rush soundtrack

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45 22
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30 10
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Let It Rain Eric Clapton

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36 16
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I Shot the Sheriff 461 Ocean Boulevard

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28 9
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Tell the Truth Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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24 6
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clash1977 added Tulsa Time Backless

The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time

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37 17
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Promises Backless

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22 5
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24 9
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Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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24 9
Change the World is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs
scribbleside added Change the World

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Clark Benson added Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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22 9
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30 16
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Running on Faith Journeyman

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21 9
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I Looked Away Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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22 11
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Old Love Journeyman

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16 7
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Slunky Eric Clapton

32
15 7
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Hound Dog Journeyman

33
20 11
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Little Wing Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

34
10 3
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Clark Benson added Keep On Growing Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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15 9
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The Core Slowhand

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10 4
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Clark Benson added Anyday Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs

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10 7
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Double Trouble No Reason to Cry

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8 5
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Give Me Strength 461 Ocean Boulevard

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7 4
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The Sky Is Crying There's One in Every Crowd

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10 7
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Easy Now Eric Clapton

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9 9
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clash1977 added Black Summer Rain No Reason to Cry

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9 8
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Crosscut Saw Money and Cigarettes

43
6 7
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clash1977 added Mainline Florida 461 Ocean Boulevard

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Clark Benson added Every Little Thing

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6 8
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Clark Benson added Help Me Up

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5 7
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Hard Times Journeyman

47
7 9
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5 7
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Bottle of Red Wine Eric Clapton

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5 7
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Bad Boy Eric Clapton, Clapton

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