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Hear Readers' 10 Favorite Eric Clapton Songs

Your picks include "Cocaine," "Old Love" and "Badge"

February 6, 2013 2:40 PM ET

Eric Clapton recently announced details of upcoming studio album Old Sock, so we asked our readers to vote on their single favorite Slowhand track. The feedback was overwhelming. Fans voted for songs from throughout his entire career. The winner, however, received about four times as many votes as anything else. Listen to the results.

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“Bird on a Wire”

Leonard Cohen | 1969

While living on the Greek island of Hydra, Cohen was battling a lingering depression when his girlfriend handed him a guitar and suggested he play something. After spotting a bird on a telephone wire, Cohen wrote this prayer-like song of guilt. First recorded by Judy Collins, it would be performed numerous times by artists incuding Johnny Cash, Joe Cocker and Rita Coolidge. "I'm always knocked out when I hear my songs covered or used in some situation," Cohen told Rolling Stone. "I've never gotten over the fact that people out there like my music."

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