7. 'Old Love'
In the 1980s, Eric Clapton lost battles with booze and drum machines, but he ended the decade on a pretty strong note with Journeyman. The standout track is "Old Love" (co-written with Robert Cray), though it's hard to argue that the definitive version of the track came three years later on Clapton's Unplugged album. His pain sounds far more real when the 1980s production is removed in favor of acoustic guitar and piano.