To be fair, each of the 12 tracks was in with a shout. Welcome To Jungle, Sweet Child O' Mine, Paradise City, My Michelle... it's crazy that one album could produce such a wealth of bona fide rock 'n' roll anthems.
But it was closing track Rocket Queen that YOU have voted as the best track on Appetite For Destruction with over 21% of the vote.
Most famous/infamous for the fact that it features the sound of Axl Rose having sex with Steven Adler’s then-girlfriend Adriana Smith (“I did it for the band,” the former dancer later stated), Rocket Queen was Rose’s tribute to his friend Barbi Von Greif, who he acknowledged “kept [him] alive for a while”. It’s an explosive end to a jaw-dropping album.
With thousands of votes cast, here's the order Metal Hammer readers have ranked Appetite For Destruction (from best to least-best).
- Rocket Queen
- Sweet Child O' Mine
- Paradise City
- Welcome To The Jungle
- It's So Easy
- Mr. Brownstone
- My Michelle
- Out Ta Get Me
- Think About You
- You're Crazy
- Anything Goes
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