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Eric Clapton's Top 40 Singles (U.S.)

According to the most recent edition of Joel Whitburn’s “Top Pop Singles” published by Billboard Magazine - the “industry bible” of U.S. Radio - Eric Clapton has had 17 Top 40 hits during his solo career.

DEBUT SONG TITLE PEAK POSITION
1970.10.17 After Midnight 18
1972.05.13 Layla 10*
1974.07.13 I Shot The Sheriff 1**
1974.11.02 Willie & The Hand Jive 26
1976.10.16 Hello Old Friend 24
1978.01.07 Lay Down Sally 3
1978.05.13 Wonderful Tonight 16
1978.10.14 Promises 9
1979.02.24 Watch Out For Lucy 40
1980.06.21 Tulsa Time 30
1981.02.28 I Can’t Stand It 10
1983.01.29 I’ve Got A Rock N Roll Heart 18
1985.03.09 Forever Man 26
1992.02.08 Tears In Heaven 2***
1992.10.03 Layla (Unplugged) 12
1996.07.20 Change The World 5****
1998.02.21 My Father’s Eyes 16

* When it was first released as a single on 3/27/71, it peaked at 51
** Eric Clapton’s only number 1 single
*** Spent 26 weeks in the Top 40
**** Spent 43 weeks in the Top 40 - the longest of any Eric Clapton single