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Eric Clapton's "Layla" Voted Worst Cover

June 26, 2007 (9:47 am) GMT
In a poll to determine the worst covered songs, Eric Clapton's "Layla" surprisingly came at the top.

'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" - . Originally performed by
  3. "Stairway To Heaven" - . Originally performed by
  4. "Behind Blue Eyes" - . Originally performed by
  5. "American Pie" - . Originally performed by Don McLean
  6. "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - ODB & . Originally performed by & Kiki Dee
  7. "Ring of Fire" - . Originally performed by
  8. "The Greatest Love of All" - Kevin Rowland. Originally performed by
  9. "Downtown Train" - . Originally performed by
  10. "Piece Of My Heart" - . Originally performed by Erma Franklin
Eric Clapton's Cover of "Layla"


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