Weekend Rock Question: What Is Eric Clapton's Best Song?

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February 1, 2013 3:40 PM ET
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Eric Clapton announced plans for a new studio album this week featuring guest appearances by Paul McCartney, Steve Winwood, Chaka Khan and Jim Keltner. There are two new songs on Old Sock, but mostly it contains covers like "Goodnight Irene" and "Further On Down the Road." It hits shelves on March 2nd and Clapton will support it with a world tour.

This leads to a question for you: What is your single favorite Eric Clapton song? You don't need to be confined to his solo career. Songs from Cream, Derek and the Dominos and Blind Faith, as well as his tenure in the Yardbirds, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and Delaney and Bonnie will be accepted. You can even vote for any song featuring him on guitar, like "While My Guitar Gently Weeps." Just please only vote once and only for a single song.

You can vote here in the comments, on facebook.com/rollingstone or on Twitter using the #weekendrock hashtag. 

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