Best Guns N' Roses Songs

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1Sweet Child O' Mine

Slash solo in this song is one of the best solos I ever listen... It seems there we are flying when he starts the guitar solo... AWESOME... Deserves the first place!

sweet child' o mine is my favourite song and in this song slash is the best

Nice solos, nice melody every thing is brilliant but should be like 2 or 3

The best song of Guns and Roses and my favorite too.

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2November Rain

Sweet Child O' Mine is a fantastic song but November Rain is always something special. It encapsulates a lot of emotions together. 99/100 to November Rain and 95/100 to Sweet Child O' Mine for me.

This song has some of the most beautiful lyrics, and when accompanied by full orchestra and and Elton John-ish piano, it builds to the massive, mesmerizing solo that Slash delivers... One so powerful that it gets your blood racing and puts a smile on your face at the same time.

This is my favorite song of all time. Its combination of a beautiful piano intro, three amazing guitar solos, and excellent lyrics make the nine minutes you will spend listening to it the best nine minutes of your life.

Best song ever

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3Welcome to the Jungle

This is just freaking classic GnR. It's like a classic. I have to agree with Slashrocks on this one.

appatite for distruction is my favorite album of all time, and this song is right at the top of the PURE ROCK that Guns N' Roses used to be, this is what axle needs to get beck

definite guns n roses, the sappy ballads are ok but gnr was all about the attitude and balls

I was wrong, best for the first! - SlinkCreator552

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4Paradise City

Sweet child o mine should be 2nd actually. this track is like a legend. when slash plays the intro, the response is always huge! a great song!

This is the best GNR song ever sweet child of mine is good but we're talking about paradise city here

Welcome to the Jungle and November Rain are both exceptionally awesome songs, but you can listen to Paradise City for 100 times on loop and still wanna listen to it even more! It has got everything!

Such a catchy songs, you can listen to this for hours!

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5Estranged

Don't listen to the retard who says Estranged is best because there are "more key changes". This song is the best because it is an epic, flawless masterpiece; just listen to the song! Besides, Estranged only changes key once, just like Sweet Child and November Rain!

A long song, but my most listened to song of all time. I love everything about this song, the contrast between the two halves split up by a wonderful piano solo, 4 incredible solos and fine lyrics and voice work from Axl. The band really out did themselves with this absolute gem - kevinmurphy

Amazing vocals and best guitar solo ever! The most under rated Guns N' Roses song

This song is a masterpiece!

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6Knockin' On Heaven's Door

This one should be knocking # 1 position. The very best song of the world.

Dude this song is one of the BEST songs ever!

This song still plays in my head almost every day, you rule...!

If you look at 'New York Times', you'll see this song in #1 position - SlinkCreator552

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7Civil War

I am gonna say nothing its the best must be from the top 3 songs all of the songs up are great but in my opinion civil war is the best. Great guitar. Great singing and lyrics about war and freedom

The best of the best. Excellent Guitar work and matching lyrics, telling a killer story.

The best of gnr... must be number 3 or 5 - blackredcapolista

This should be higher. I love it. - maarilynmaanson

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8Don't Cry (Original)

Probably the greatest song ever written. It was a girl that Izzy was going out with that Axl really, really lIked. We've all met one special girl that we won't ever forget, every single one of us; and for Axl, she was it. When Izzy and he girl broke up, Axl asked her out and on their first date, she told him its not going to work out. He just put aside his masculinity for a minuet and started crying, and she told him "don't cry". The next day Axl and Izzy got together and wrote the song in five minuets. Axl has a lot attached to this song, and when he sings it, you can hear that he's giving it his all. He just gives so much when he sings this song, at the very end he sings notes I didn't even know we're humanly possible to sing. He forgets about everything else in the world and just sings. The song is about a woman leaving a man. Gives me chills every time. This song is a true masterpiece and definitely number one on my list.

Here vocals are really impressive with amazing guitar solos

It's not easy to choose one of this marvelous songs but Don't cry... Touches my soul. Knocking on heaven's door is one of my favourite songs but I'll always be a fan of the original version.

Credits To Shannon Hoon

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9You Could Be Mine

From Matt's Solo in the beginning, to Duff's groovy lick before the epic Dual Guitar riff from Slash and Izzy Stradlin to Axl's screeching vocals and throughout the whole song, It gave me goosebumps, because with your bitch slap rapping and your cocaine tongue, you get nothin' done

Nice to see the big 3 from Appetite all in the top 4.
But You Could Be Mine should replace November Rain up there.
This is the best GNR track NOT on Appetite!

Brilliant song! Really gets the blood pumping! You can tell they wrote it around the time of writing all the songs on Appetite and it could easily have been on that album. Terminator 2 was my favourite movie for a long time and it had the added bonus of having this song in it. T2 and You Could Be Mine: the perfect combination!

The rap kills me every time. This song is amazing, man. - maarilynmaanson

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10Patience

This should definitely be one of the top 3�s, if not, at least top 5�s. Such a great song!

this is one of the best slash is using a acoustic guitar which is what made this song so amazing

hahaha to the comment 'i will fight anyone who doesn't like this song' I shall back you up

News flash: Axl rose can sing in a nice voice!

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The Newcomers

?Bad Apples

Funkish pop, not really rock. Disappointing. Probably my least favorite song on the album.

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?Reckless Life

The Contenders

11Nightrain

Appetite For Destruction was their best album... Guns N' Roses are one of the best bands of music history and this song too...

Definitely my favorite GNR song. It's unfortunate it wasn't more popular...

Under appreciated song from Guns N' Roses. This song incorporates everything that makes G N' ARE a legendary band. It was the filthy hard sounding guitar and Axl's incredible voice. It has the raging solo's, and holds up with Welcome To The Jungle as one of the best sounding songs of G N' R. It's sad that this song is often overlooked by the public.

Voted for this because it should be higher.

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12Mr. Brownstone

It has everything, a catchy riff, a good solo and a smart vocals. I love the line: I used to do a little but the little wouldn't do it so that little got more and more. I love it. Everytime I play it on guitar, people love it.

Everyone says that all their songs are about drugs... Well they are but this one is AWESOME! Nobody put my absolute face guns song (out ta get me) but this is #2 because it rocks for being a song all about heroin

Greatest song ever. This is so good, makes me wanna see them live. When I heard it the second time this is so damn nice

The intro riff is just unbelievable! Slash at his best. Axle's voice in this is absolutely mesmerizing. They should've released this as a single

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13Rocket Queen

when the sliding solo ends you think what a great hard rock song by gnr but when the bridge comes and the 'i see you standing' part starts you're like wow just wanna stand up and dance like crazy... and then the OUTRO part with the solo... just AMAZING. nothing compares to this one... got to be at top 5

I might be too much but honey you are a b... you're BIT OBSCENE... Tokyo Version on 1992 is wow...

Why is this number twelve? This song is so great! Sickest main riff and bass line. First half is so dirty and wild but the second is romantic and emotional, joined by a tension building bridge that makes you believe that the second part will be the same as the first, but you are suddenly blown away by cleaner guitar and vocals with meaningful lyrics. Slash's solo is really solid too, the list goes on, but that last 2:50 is the most perfect moment in rock and roll history

My favourite guns n roses song. Its definitely underrated and only true Guns N' Roses fans recognize it which is unfortunate because it is an amazing song

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14Coma

The last 3 minutes of the song is probably the greatest moment in music history

In my opinion this song could be their best, but definitely top 5. It is so underrated that it's a crime. Once this song begins, its impossible to turn it off because it starts of good and just gets better and better with every second. It really doesn't get much better than this.

This song immediately grabs you tight and doesn't release you until the whole song is finished. Although it is 10 minutes long there is no moment it gets boring. I've always liked the combination of Axl Rose's voice and Slash' guitar skills, and this is one of the songs that shows me why.

I love this song. Definitely one of my very favorites and has so much intricacy and mood changes within. Wonderful!

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15My Michelle

YOUR DADDY WORKS IN PORNO, NOW THAT MOMMYS NOT AROUND!
This song is incredible. the lyrics are intense, the guitars are great, the drums are great. Everything is on point. should be in the top 10

I completely love this song in fact its my favorite song by Guns N Roses and its also off of their biggest albums this song is one the best also I really think that this song should be number 1 but for some reason everybody's favorite is Sweet Child O'Mine I do not know why but I prefer for My Michelle to be number 1 - michaelwalton

It describes tragedy. I love this song. - maarilynmaanson

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16Live and Let Die

This is honestly the best song you will ever hear by them, it's touched more people than anyone could imagine

This totally rock music.
They can change a lazy song to the very rock song!
This can be higher than nightrain and Chinese democracy!
This should be top 10!

Not as good as the original, but a nice take on it. Sir Paul McCartney's versions not perfect either, I wish there was a version that was across between them.

How Is This Not In The Top 10 It's A Really Good Song. - masoncarr2244

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17It's So Easy

OK so maybe not Sweet Child, Paradise City, or Welcome to the Jungle but deserves to be higher than 21st

incredible song, amazing vocals, great solo, the end of this number is really the highpoint! Underrated song..

What! This is their best! It's even better than sweet child, paradise city and welcome to the jungle!

The meanest Guns song and one of the best from Appetite (their best album, no contest), so it should be much higher

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18Yesterdays

This song is to good for #18 spot should be in top 10

It's a beautiful song, very meaningful for me. I wonder why its in the 18th place.

19Pretty Tied Up

Love listening to this, high volume in the car - my guilty pleasure!

Mindblowing song. Very catchy, changes tempo multiple times effortlessly. Underrated song.

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20One in a Million

LOVE THIS SONG! The beat to this song is unlike anything in the world... and then the solo at towards the end... BEAUTIFUL! Although the lyrics can be a little racist, you must realize that this is a song and we don't know what axl was truly meaning. Everything is so beautiful, my favorite song PERIOD!

The song is brilliant, if the lyrics were changed in two parts of the song, it would have topped charts. Right or wrong, I admire Axl's resistance to let people tell him he should Or should not say in his music.

By far their best song, only reason it's not further on top is that the lyrics convey a xenophobic mentality.

He's not literal when he makes those racist statements

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