Eric Clapton's unplugged cover of his DEREK + THE DOMINOS hit LAYLA has topped a new internet poll to find the worst pop remake.
Clapton's acoustic Layla beat out Puff Daddy's version of The Police's Every Breath You Take and Dolly Parton's ill-conceived cover of rock anthem Stairway To Heaven.
In naming the Layla cover the worst, website RetroCrush.com insists, "It's the equivalent of Robert Plant and Jimmy Page doing a kazoo version of Stairway To Heaven."
Editor Robert Berry adds, "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**k with an acoustic guitar and a camcorder has to put their take of the unplugged version of YouTube now as a result!"
The complete top 10 is:
1. Layla (Unplugged) - Eric Clapton
2. Every Breath You Take - Puff Daddy
3. Stairway To Heaven - Dolly Parton
4. Behind Blue Eyes - Limp Bizkit
5. American Pie - Madonna
6. Don't Go Breaking My Heart - ODB + MACy Gray
7. Ring Of Fire - Olivia Newton John
8. The Greatest Love Of All - Kevin Rowland
9. Downtown Train - Rod Stewart
10. Piece Of My Heart - Faith Hill.
Eric Clapton is well known as a pioneering and influential guitarist who has released numerous...
The Crossroads Guitar Festival hit Madison Square Garden in April this year with tickets selling...
The Band were one of the best rock groups of the '60s and '70s, creating...