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Eric Clapton's "Layla" Voted Worst Cover

June 26, 2007 09:47:36 GMT

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


Eric Clapton's "Layla" Voted Worst Cover
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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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posted by Niall on 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.
posted by Shanky on Oct 18, 2013
What the fuck....layla a cover...:)
posted by Smith on 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..
posted by Dennis on Oct 30, 2010
Rubbish. Also, how in the name of god can limp bizkit's cover of Behind blue eyes be on the list.....
posted by Janzy on May 20, 2010
Right on John, this is totally stupid, how can one "cover" a song HE composed? Makes no sense...
posted by Lewis on 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
posted by Lewis on 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
posted by John on 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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