WHY DOES LOVE GOT TO BE SO SAD by Derek & The Dominos. If I never hear “Layla” again, it wouldn’t really bother me. Not that it’s bad, but after 40 years I’m tired of it. This song, however, hasn’t gotten nearly as much play and is so much better. Tough to say when Clapton did his best work – it’s hard to argue with Cream – but this is about as good as it gets. It’s a shame Derek & The Dominos didn’t last.