Song artist 120 - Eric Clapton

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Eric Clapton Region Profile

Eric Clapton Chart Profile

This page lists the song chart entries of Eric Clapton.A list of the hit albums by Eric Clapton is also available. The songs are listed with the most widely successful first.

Duane Allman (of The Allman Brothers Band) also played on the Derek & The Dominoes song Layla.

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven 1992 Poland 1 - Jan 1992 (16 weeks), Eire 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1992, Canada RPM 1 for 2 weeks - Mar 1992, New Zealand 1 for 5 weeks - May 1992, Grammy in 1992, US Billboard 2 - Feb 1992 (26 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Feb 1992 (37 weeks), Golden Globe in 1991 (film 'Rush') (Nominated), US Platinum (certified by RIAA in Apr 1992), US (Sup) Gold (certified by RIAA in Oct 2009), UK 5 - Feb 1992 (14 weeks), US BB 6 of 1992, Scrobulate 6 of blues, Switzerland 7 - Apr 1992 (15 weeks), nuTsie 8 of 1990s, Austria 10 - Jun 1992 (3 weeks), Belgium 10 - Apr 1992 (8 weeks), Sweden 11 - Apr 1992 (4 weeks), US CashBox 12 of 1992, ARC 13 of 1992 (peak 2 18 weeks), Brazil 14 of 1992, Holland 17 - Mar 1992 (10 weeks), Europe 21 of the 1990s (1992), US Radio 22 of 1992 (peak 3 11 weeks), POP 26 of 1992, Japan (Osaku) 40 of 1992 (peak 4 20 weeks), Belgium 159 of all time, OzNet 199, WXPN 341, Rolling Stone 353, Acclaimed 960 (1992), RYM 109 of 1992
2 Eric Clapton Change the World 1996 Canada RPM 1 for 5 weeks - Aug 1996, Grammy in 1996, Japan (Osaku) 2 of 1997 (peak 1 63 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 2 - Jun 1996 (55 weeks), Brazil 2 of 1996, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1996), US Billboard 5 - Jul 1996 (43 weeks), Austria 10 - Sep 1996 (5 weeks), Poland 12 - Jun 1996 (13 weeks), US Radio 14 of 1996 (peak 2 21 weeks), Norway 15 - Sep 1996 (3 weeks), UK 18 - Jul 1996 (5 weeks), US BB 19 of 1996, Switzerland 21 - Oct 1996 (11 weeks), ARC 22 of 1996 (peak 2 18 weeks), Holland 39 - Aug 1996 (2 weeks), POP 45 of 1996, RIAA 270, OzNet 786, RYM 167 of 1996
3 Eric Clapton I Shot the Sheriff 1974 US Billboard 1 - Jul 1974 (14 weeks), Record World 1 - 1974, Canada 1 - Aug 1974 (15 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Aug 1974, New Zealand 1 for 2 weeks - Oct 1974, Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003 (1974), France 2 - Oct 1974 (5 weeks), Belgium 2 - Sep 1974 (8 weeks), Norway 3 - Sep 1974 (22 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Sep 1974), Holland 5 - Aug 1974 (10 weeks), Germany 7 - Sep 1974 (3 months), UK 9 - Jul 1974 (11 weeks), Springbok 11 - Nov 1974 (10 weeks), WABC NY 13 of 1974, DDD 17 of 1974, Austria 19 - Nov 1974 (1 week), POP 30 of 1974, D.Marsh 33 of 1974, US Radio 36 of 1974 (peak 1 7 weeks), US BB 76 of 1974, RYM 83 of 1974
4 Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight 1978 Holland 3 - Aug 1988 (12 weeks), POP 3 of 1978, US Gold (certified by RIAA in Jun 2005), Belgium 6 - Sep 1988 (17 weeks), Scrobulate 12 of guitar, US Billboard 16 - May 1978 (17 weeks), Canada 16 - Jun 1978 (6 weeks), Record World 25 - 1978, RIANZ 26 - Sep 1978 (5 weeks), Europe 38 of the 1970s (1978), Japan (Tokyo) 67 - Nov 1988 (5 weeks), UK 82 - Aug 1987 (4 weeks), US Radio 122 of 1978 (peak 16 2 weeks), Belgium 136 of all time, WXPN 285, OzNet 941, Acclaimed 1803 (1977), RYM 196 of 1978, NY Daily Love list 3, Party 10 of 2007
5 Eric Clapton Layla (Unplugged) 1992 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Sep 1992 (37 weeks), Canada RPM 1 for 1 week - Oct 1992, Poland 3 - Oct 1992 (16 weeks), Holland 4 - Oct 1992 (11 weeks), US Billboard 12 - Oct 1992 (20 weeks), Belgium 22 - Oct 1992 (5 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 25 of 1993 (peak 2 40 weeks), Switzerland 28 - Nov 1992 (6 weeks), POP 42 of 1992, UK 45 - Oct 1992 (3 weeks), US Radio 83 of 1992 (peak 7 6 weeks)
6 Eric Clapton My Father's Eyes 1998 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Feb 1998 (18 weeks), Poland 3 - Mar 1998 (19 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 15 of 1998 (peak 4 23 weeks), Austria 20 - Mar 1998 (3 weeks), Norway 20 - Apr 1998 (1 week), Switzerland 31 - Mar 1998 (12 weeks), UK 33 - Apr 1998 (2 weeks), US Radio 60 of 1998 (peak 16 7 weeks), OzNet 255
7 Eric Clapton Lay Down Sally 1978 Canada 2 - Feb 1978 (17 weeks), US Billboard 3 - Jan 1978 (23 weeks), US Gold (certified by RIAA in Apr 1978), Record World 8 - 1978, US Radio 8 of 1978 (peak 3 14 weeks), US BB 15 of 1978, US CashBox 16 of 1978, RIANZ 16 - Mar 1978 (10 weeks), WABC NY 35 of 1978, UK 39 - Dec 1977 (6 weeks), Scrobulate 61 of blues, RYM 77 of 1977
8 Eric Clapton After Midnight 1970 Canada 9 - Oct 1970 (6 weeks), Record World 16 - 1970, Keener 16 - Dec 1970 (5 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Oct 1970 (12 weeks), Holland 25 - Nov 1970 (5 weeks), D.Marsh 35 of 1970, Australia Goset 42 - Dec 1970 (9 weeks), POP 65 of 1970, DDD 74 of 1970, UK 99 - Jul 1988 (1 week), US Radio 141 of 1970 (peak 18 3 weeks), TheQ 391, Acclaimed 1905 (1970), RYM 87 of 1970, one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 500
9 Eric Clapton Cocaine 1980 Canada 2 - May 1980 (19 weeks), France 8 - Mar 1978 (1 week), US Billboard 30 - Jul 1980 (12 weeks), POP 35 of 1980, TheQ 63, Scrobulate 86 of classic rock, RYM 77 of 1977
10 Eric Clapton Promises 1979 US Billboard 9 - Oct 1978 (17 weeks), Canada 12 - Dec 1978 (11 weeks), Record World 18 - 1979, RIANZ 35 - Mar 1979 (3 weeks), UK 37 - Oct 1978 (7 weeks), US Radio 80 of 1979 (peak 9 5 weeks), US BB 82 of 1979, US CashBox 87 of 1979
11 Eric Clapton Blue Eyes Blue 1999 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - Aug 1999 (24 weeks), Poland 28 - Sep 1999 (6 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 48 of 1999 (peak 5 14 weeks)
12 Eric Clapton I Can't Stand It 1981 Canada 7 - Mar 1981 (10 weeks), US Billboard 10 - Feb 1981 (17 weeks), Record World 13 - 1981, US Radio 62 of 1981 (peak 10 8 weeks), US BB 67 of 1981, US CashBox 91 of 1981
13 Eric Clapton Pretending 1989 Japan (Tokyo) 7 - Nov 1989 (9 weeks), France 10 - Dec 1989 (1 week), Holland 24 - Dec 1989 (4 weeks), US Billboard 55 - Nov 1989 (10 weeks), UK 96 - Jul 1990 (1 week)
14 Eric Clapton Bad Love 1990 Poland 14 - Mar 1990 (13 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 23 - Feb 1990 (16 weeks), UK 25 - Jan 1990 (7 weeks), US Billboard 88 - Mar 1990 (5 weeks)
15 Eric Clapton I've Got A Rock N' Roll Heart 1983 Canada 12 - Feb 1983 (9 weeks), US Billboard 18 - Jan 1983 (16 weeks), UK 83 - Jan 1983 (4 weeks), US BB 94 of 1983, US Radio 116 of 1983 (peak 18 4 weeks)
16 Eric Clapton I Ain't Gonna Stand For It 2001 Japan (Tokyo) 3 - Feb 2001 (13 weeks), Poland 6 - Feb 2001 (10 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 65 of 2001 (peak 9 15 weeks)
17 Eric Clapton Motherless Child 1994 Japan (Tokyo) 3 - Aug 1994 (11 weeks), Poland 37 - Oct 1994 (6 weeks), UK 63 - Oct 1994 (1 week)
18 Eric Clapton Circus 1998 Japan (Tokyo) 6 - Mar 1998 (21 weeks), Poland 33 - Mar 1999 (11 weeks), UK 39 - Jul 1998 (2 weeks)
19 Eric Clapton Forever Man 1985 Holland 15 - Mar 1985 (8 weeks), Belgium 18 - Apr 1985 (4 weeks), US Billboard 26 - Mar 1985 (12 weeks), UK 51 - Mar 1985 (6 weeks)
20 Eric Clapton Swing Low, Sweet Chariot 1975 RIANZ 15 - Jun 1975 (12 weeks), UK 19 - May 1975 (9 weeks), Holland 21 - Jun 1975 (5 weeks)
21 Eric Clapton (I) Get Lost 1999 Japan (Tokyo) 32 - Oct 1999 (11 weeks), Poland 37 - Mar 2000 (6 weeks)
22 Eric Clapton Pilgrim 1998 Poland 24 - Aug 1998 (7 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 50 - Aug 1998 (10 weeks)
23 Eric Clapton Knockin' On Heaven's Door 1975 Holland 31 - Sep 1975 (2 weeks), UK 38 - Aug 1975 (4 weeks), RYM 191 of 1975
24 Eric Clapton Believe In Life 2001 Poland 38 - Jun 2001 (10 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 65 - Jul 2001 (4 weeks)
25 Eric Clapton No Alibis 1990 France 6 - Apr 1990 (1 week), UK 53 - Apr 1990 (4 weeks)
26 Eric Clapton Willie & the Hand Jive 1974 US Billboard 26 - Nov 1974 (9 weeks), Holland 31 - Nov 1974 (3 weeks)
27 Eric Clapton Tulsa Time 1980 US Billboard 30 - Jun 1980 (14 weeks), Record World 35 - 1980
28 Eric Clapton So Tired 2005 Japan (Tokyo) 9 - Aug 2005 (8 weeks)
29 Eric Clapton If I had possession over judgement day 2004 Japan (Tokyo) 10 - Mar 2004 (9 weeks)
30 Eric Clapton Sweet Home Chicago 2005 Japan (Tokyo) 14 - Jan 2005 (6 weeks)
31 Eric Clapton Let it Rain 1972 WXPN 31, US Billboard 48 - Sep 1972 (13 weeks)
32 Eric Clapton Higher Ground 2003 Japan (Tokyo) 23 - Mar 2003 (10 weeks)
33 Eric Clapton Say What You Will 2005 Japan (Tokyo) 26 - Mar 2005 (9 weeks)
34 Eric Clapton Stone Free 1993 Japan (Tokyo) 23 - Nov 1993 (12 weeks)
35 Eric Clapton Superman Inside 2001 Japan (Tokyo) 98 - Mar 2001 (1 week)
36 Eric Clapton See What Love Can Do 1985 US Billboard 89 - Jun 1985 (2 weeks)
37 Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight (Live) 1991 UK 30 - Nov 1991 (7 weeks)
38 Eric Clapton Another Ticket 1981 US Billboard 78 - Jun 1981 (5 weeks)
39 Eric Clapton Watch Out For Lucy 1979 US Billboard 40 - Feb 1979 (7 weeks)
40 Eric Clapton Behind the Mask 1987 UK 15 - Jan 1987 (11 weeks)
41 Eric Clapton Easy Now 1970 WXPN 728, RYM 87 of 1970
42 Eric Clapton Hello Old Friend 1976 US Billboard 24 - Oct 1976 (13 weeks)
43 Eric Clapton Blues Power 1980 US Billboard 76 - Nov 1980 (6 weeks)
44 Eric Clapton It's In The Way That You Use It 1987 UK 77 - Apr 1987 (4 weeks)
45 Eric Clapton Holy Mother 1987 UK 95 - Dec 1987 (2 weeks)
46 Eric Clapton Bell Bottom Blues 1973 US Billboard 78 - Feb 1973 (5 weeks)
47 Eric Clapton Carnival 1977 Austria 22 - May 1977 (2 weeks)
48 Eric Clapton The Shape You're In 1983 UK 75 - Apr 1983 (4 weeks)
49 Eric Clapton Born in Time 1998 Poland 12 - Jun 1998 (8 weeks)
50 Eric Clapton Missing 1996 Norway 16 - Sep 1996 (3 weeks)
51 Eric Clapton Tore Down 1994 Poland 37 - Sep 1994 (12 weeks)
52 Eric Clapton Danny Boy (Londonderry Air) 1996 RYM 167 of 1996
53 Eric Clapton White Room 1992 RYM 109 of 1992
54 Eric Clapton Peaches & Diesel 1978 RYM 196 of 1978
55 Eric Clapton Someone Like You 1975 RYM 191 of 1975
56 Eric Clapton Give Me Strength 1974 RYM 83 of 1974
57 Eric Clapton Have You Ever Loved a Woman? unknown Scrobulate 40 of blues
58 Eric Clapton Walkin' Blues unknown Scrobulate 41 of blues
59 Eric Clapton Hey Hey unknown Scrobulate 60 of blues
60 Eric Clapton Running on Faith unknown Scrobulate 82 of blues
61 Eric Clapton Alberta unknown Scrobulate 85 of blues
62 Eric Clapton Before You Accuse Me unknown Scrobulate 86 of blues
63 Eric Clapton Malted Milk unknown Scrobulate 87 of blues
64 Eric Clapton Old Love unknown Scrobulate 88 of blues
65 Eric Clapton The Core unknown WXPN 639

In addition to the above listed songs Eric Clapton also contributed to the following entries:

# Artist Song Title Year Chart Entries
1 Sting & Eric Clapton It's Probably Me 1992 Italy 1 for 1 week - Oct 1992, Italy 4 of 1992, Holland 6 - Jul 1992 (10 weeks), France 6 - Sep 1992 (2 weeks), Poland 10 - Aug 1992 (7 weeks), Belgium 12 - Aug 1992 (12 weeks), Switzerland 16 - Aug 1992 (12 weeks), Japan (Tokyo) 20 - Jul 1992 (13 weeks), UK 30 - Aug 1992 (5 weeks)
2 Eric Clapton & BB King Riding With the King 2000 Japan (Tokyo) 1 - May 2000 (19 weeks), Poland 38 - Jun 2000 (7 weeks), Japan (Osaku) 68 of 2000 (peak 10 14 weeks)
3 Elton John & Eric Clapton Runaway Train 1992 France 9 - Aug 1992 (2 weeks), Switzerland 15 - Aug 1992 (8 weeks), Sweden 18 - Sep 1992 (1 week), Austria 28 - Aug 1992 (2 weeks), UK 31 - Aug 1992 (4 weeks), Poland 32 - Sep 1992 (10 weeks), Holland 37 - Aug 1992 (3 weeks), Italy 86 of 1992
4 Sting & Ruben Blades, Eric Clapton, Fareed Haque, & Mark Knopfler They Dance Alone (Cueca Solo) 1988 Belgium 23 - Nov 1988 (1 week), Holland 29 - Oct 1988 (4 weeks), UK 94 - Sep 1988 (1 week), RYM 136 of 1989
5 Zucchero Fornaciari & Eric Clapton Wonderful World 1991 France 6 - Jan 1992 (2 weeks), Switzerland 17 - Nov 1991 (2 weeks), Belgium 21 - Aug 1991 (6 weeks)
6 Eric Clapton & J J Cale Ride The River 2006 Japan (Tokyo) 27 - Nov 2006 (4 weeks)
7 Eric Clapton & Tina Turner Tearing Us Apart 1987 Holland 29 - Aug 1987 (4 weeks), UK 56 - Jun 1987 (3 weeks)
8 Beatchuggers & Eric Clapton Forever Man (How Many Times?) 2000 UK 26 - Nov 2000 (2 weeks)
9 Paul McCartney & Eric Clapton While my Guitar Gently Weeps 2003 Poland 41 - Dec 2003 (9 weeks)
10 Eric Clapton & Michael Kamen Edge Of Darkness 1985 UK 65 - Dec 1985 (10 weeks)
11 Tracy Chapman & Eric Clapton Give Me One Reason 1999 Poland 22 - Dec 1999 (14 weeks)

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29 Sep 2015

Double Listing - No Alibis

#35 & #49 are the same. Correct title is "No Alibis" rather than Alibis.

Data fixed, thanks


9 Jun 2012

Looking for CD title

I am looking for the song title (River of Tears) by Eric Clapton-on which CD is this

Thank you so much, I heard the song playing in a pub in Turkey and I loved it

The song was not a hit (we suspect it wasn't released as a single). We would look on discogs, rateyourmusic, iTunes or Amazon to find the answer.

But in this case we happen to know that there is a version of it on his 1998 album "Pilgrim".


14 Aug 2011

Layla

Eric Clapton's "Layla (Unplugged)" is the same song as "Layla" by Derek & The Dominos (Clapton's 1970's band)

As you know, it is the same basic song, but not the same recording. The "unplugged" version is different from the Derek & The Dominos one (as is the 1982 remix).

The convention here is that when a different artist records a song of the same name that can be tracked down because the name of the song is kept the same. We felt that this was an unusual case.

Because "Derek & The Dominos" are mentioned on Eric Clapton's page, because the 1972 version is well known as an Eric Clapton song, and because the unplugged version is so different, we felt that giving it a distinct name was justified.

We agree that this is a borderline case and we could have easily decided to give it the same name, but at the time our decision went the other way.