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ORLANDO - JANUARY 16: Musicians Duff McKagan (2nd from R) and Slash, of the original Guns N' Roses, arrive at the Hard Rock Vault grand opening January 16, 2003 in Orlando, Florida. The Vault is a 17,000 square foot interactive memorabilia attraction. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)

Back in 2016, SPIN Magazine ranked all 79 Guns N’ Roses songs. They recently revisited the rankings and we have some thoughts.


As with any ranking, the first thing you hone in on is what’s at the bottom of the list. In this case, SPIN claims the GNR cover of “Sympathy For The Devil” is the band’s all-time worst song. While the cover is no gem (Slash goes so far as to describe it as “the sound of a band breaking up”), they’ve certainly had lower points (their cover of “Mama Kin” is much more cringe-worthy; SPIN ranks that higher, as well as every song from Chinese Democracy).


So let’s take a look at the top songs. “Welcome To The Jungle” sits atop the list. OK, so “Sweet Child O’ Mine” must be No. 2, right? Wrong. The band’s all-time greatest song comes it at No. 5, behind songs like “Locomotive” and “Night Train” that I’d argue don’t belong in the Top 5.


But that’s the point, right? Throw in a few questionable rankings and get people talking. So let’s keep the conversation going on the ROCK 92.9 Facebook and Twitter, but not before you dive into the full list here. I’ve posted the Top 10 below for quick reference


10. “You Could Be Mine”

9. “Mr. Brownstone”

8. “The Garden”

7. “Patience”

6. “Better”

5. “Sweet Child O’ Mine”

4. “Locomotive”

3. “Nightrain”

2. “November Rain”

1. “Welcome To The Jungle