I Can't Stand It

Album: Another Ticket (1981)
Charted: 10

Songfacts®:

  • Clapton is rooted in Blues, which is evident on this song where he tells his lover he can't stand her cheating and isn't going to put up with it anymore.
  • Clapton added some new members to his band before recording this, including Albert Lee on guitar and Gary Brooker, formerly of Procol Harum, on keyboards. The band lasted only one album, but Clapton remained good friends with Brooker.
  • A month after this was released, Clapton developed severe ulcers and almost died. Years of alcohol and pain killers were responsible.
  • Clapton got the album title from a friend who was always asking for another ticket to his shows.

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 22nd 1981, "I Can't Stand It" by Eric Clapton & his Band entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #63; and nine weeks later on April 26th, 1981 it peaked at #10 {for 2 weeks} and spent 17 weeks on the Top 100...
    It spent three weeks at #11 before reaching #10...
    Between 1970 and 1989 he had twenty-six Top 100 records; nine made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "I Shot the Sheriff" for one week on September 8th, 1974...
    He just missed having a second #1 record when "Tears in Heaven" peaked at #2 {for 4 weeks} in 1992; the four weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for those four weeks was "Save the Best for Last" by Vanessa Williams...
    'Slow Hand' will celebrate his 70th birthday in one month on March 30th {2015}.
  • Tony from Chicago, IlGreat Blues Rock Song!
  • Christine from Sanbornton. N.h., NhLyrics can be so much more poignant than poetry. It must be the chorus.....
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