Eric Clapton's "Layla" Voted Worst Cover


Eric Clapton's "Layla" Voted Worst Cover


In a poll to determine the worst covered songs, Eric Clapton's "Layla" surprisingly came at the top.

Eric Clapton's unmistakable guitar rendition of "Layla" has been voted as the worst cover song. "Layla" that was originally sung by Derek and the Dominos has topped the poll gathered by RetroCrush.com.

The website has commented upon the result, "It's the equivalent of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page doing a kazoo version of Stairway To Heaven."

Meanwhile editor Robert Berry added, "When I think of Layla... I think of a song to steal George Harrison's wife with. This version just reminds me of riding a unicorn across the rainbow bridge. And every d--- with an acoustic guitar and a camcorder has to put their take of the unplugged version of YouTube now as a result!"

Top 10 Songs with Worst Cover according to RetroCrush.com:

  1. "Layla" (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton. Originally performed by Derek and the Dominos
  2. "Every Breath You Take" - P. Diddy. Originally performed by The Police
  3. "Stairway To Heaven" - Dolly Parton. Originally performed by Led Zeppelin
  4. "Behind Blue Eyes" - Limp Bizkit. Originally performed by The Who
  5. "American Pie" - Madonna. Originally performed by Don McLean
  6. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - ODB & Macy Gray. Originally performed by Elton John & Kiki Dee
  7. "Ring of Fire" - Olivia Newton-John. Originally performed by Johnny Cash
  8. "The Greatest Love of All" - Kevin Rowland. Originally performed by Whitney Houston
  9. "Downtown Train" - Rod Stewart. Originally performed by Tom Waits
  10. "Piece Of My Heart" - Faith Hill. Originally performed by Erma Franklin
Eric Clapton's Cover of "Layla"



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Comments

  •  
    Niall
    Sep 28, 2014

    This "editor" clearly has no idea about music, which begs the question, is he paid in this role, and if the answer is yes he should immediately be fired. Actually, fire him anyway, the man is clearly an idiot.

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    Shanky
    Oct 18, 2013

    What the fuck....layla a cover...:)

  •  
    Smith
    Jan 03, 2011

    Eric Clapton doesn't cover this song, because he composed it, what a silly little article, how dare you criticise this masterpiece, you fucking piece of trash..

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    Dennis
    Oct 30, 2010

    Rubbish. Also, how in the name of god can limp bizkit's cover of Behind blue eyes be on the list.....

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    Janzy
    May 20, 2010

    Right on John, this is totally stupid, how can one "cover" a song HE composed? Makes no sense...

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    Lewis
    Feb 17, 2009

    Oh my god what a pile of Sh*t I agree John's right also and if you look on the list below theres nothing about Celine Dions version of "you shook me all night long" by ACDC so to be fair, you clearly know nothing

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    Lewis
    Feb 17, 2009

    Oh my god what a pile of Sh*t I agree John's right also and if you look on the list below theres nothing about Celine Dions version of "you shook me all night long" by ACDC so to be fair, you clearly know nothing

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    John
    Sep 17, 2008

    Hmmm... funny since Derek & The Dominos was Eric Clapton's band and Eric Clapton wrote the song :-s

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