Top 50 Guns N’ Roses Songs Ranked


Classic Rock magazine has just compiled a new list ranking the "50 Greatest Guns N' Roses Songs." Topping the list was a pair of Appetite For Destruction classics with "Welcome To The Jungle" sitting at Number One and "Sweet Child O' Mine" at Number Two.

The "Three spot" is held down by "Estranged" from Use Your Illusion II, with Number Four being the Use Your Illusion I favorite "November Rain." The Top Five is rounded out by Appetite's "Rocket Queen."

It should be noted that no songs from the band's 1993 "The Spaghetti Incident?" nor its 2022 EP Hard Skool made it to the list's Top 25.

Slash told us a while back why he thinks the band struck a chord when they emerged in 1987 with their debut album Appetite For Destruction: ["We were the only band that was doing what it was that we were doing, with the attitude that we had. People were starved for it, because, I mean, other than us, there was Simple Minds and Motley Crue. I mean, y'know, (laughs) Cyndi Lauper, y'know? I mean, that's what was going on then. So people were dying for, like, a real, blood, sweat, and tears rock n' roll band."] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . rock n' roll band)

The Top 25 of "The 50 Greatest Guns N' Roses Songs – according to Classic Rock:

1. "Welcome To The Jungle" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
2. "Sweet Child O' Mine" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
3. "Estranged" – Use Your Illusion II (1991)
4. "November Rain" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
5. "Rocket Queen" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
6. "Paradise City" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
7. "Civil War" – Use Your Illusion II (1991)
8. "You Could Be Mine" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
9. "Patience" – GN'R Lies (1988)
10. "It's So Easy" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
11. "Nightrain" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
12. "Coma" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
13. "Mr. Brownstone" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
14. "Don't Cry" – Use Your Illusion I & II (1991)
15. "Locomotive" – Use Your Illusion II (1991)
16. "My Michelle" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
17. "Don't Damn Me" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
18. "There Was A Time" – Chinese Democracy (1998)
19. "14 Years" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
20. "Breakdown" – Use Your Illusion II (1991)
21. "Think About You" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
22. "Double Talkin' Jive" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)
23. "Out Ta Get Me" – Appetite For Destruction (1987)
24. "This I Love" – Chinese Democracy (1998)
25. "The Garden" – Use Your Illusion I (1991)