SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

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SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Dexter » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:45 pm

Every Guns N’ Roses Song, Ranked
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February 19, 2016
http://www.spin.com/2016/02/every-guns- ... tion-list/

79. “Sympathy for the Devil” (Interview With the Vampire OST, 1994)
78. “Shadow of Your Love” (“It’s So Easy,” 1987)
77. “Oh My God” (End of Days OST, 1999)
76. “This I Love” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
75. “Mama Kin” (Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, 1989)
74. “Back Off Bitch” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
73. “Shotgun Blues” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
72. “Black Leather” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
71. “Riad N’ the Bedouins” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
70. “Move to the City” (Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, 1986)
69. “Anything Goes” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
68. “Prostitute” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
67. “Buick Makane (Big Dumb Sex)” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
66. “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
65. “I Don’t Care About You” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
64. “Reckless Life” (Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, 1986)
63. “Hair of the Dog” (“The Spahgetti Incident?,” 1994)
62. “Scraped” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
61. “Nice Boys” (Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide, 1989)
60. “Whole Lotta Rosie” (“Welcome to the Jungle,” 1987)
59. “My Michelle” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
58. “My World” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
57. “Street of Dreams” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
56. “New Rose” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
55. “Double Talkin’ Jive” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
54. “Down on the Farm” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
53. “Perfect Crime” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
52. “Raw Power” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
51. “I.R.S.” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
50. “If the World” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
49. “Attitude” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
48. “Don’t Damn Me” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
47. “Human Being” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
46. “Bad Apples” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
45. “Sorry” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
44. “So Fine” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
43. “Ain’t it Fun” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
42. “Used to Love Her” (G N’ R Lies, 1989)
41. “Paradise City” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
40. “Look At Your Game, Girl” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
39. “Madagascar” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
38. “Dead Horse” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
37. “Pretty Tied Up (The Perils of Rock N’ Roll Decadence)” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
36. “Chinese Democracy” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
35. “Think About You” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
34. “14 Years” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
33. “You Can’t Put Your Arms Around a Memory” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
32. “Live and Let Die” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
31. “Right Next Door to Hell” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
30. “There Was a Time” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
29. “Bad Obsession” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
28. “Breakdown” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
27. “Rocket Queen” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
26. “Catcher in the Rye” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
25. “Dust N’ Bones” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
24. “Civil War” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
23. “You’re Crazy” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
22. “Garden of Eden” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
21. “Yesterdays” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
20. “Out ta Get Me” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
19. “Coma” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
18. “Shackler’s Revenge” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
17. “One in a Million” (G N’ R Lies, 1989)
16. “Since I Don’t Have You” (“The Spaghetti Incident?,” 1994)
15. “You Ain’t the First” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
14. “Get in the Ring” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
13. “Don’t Cry” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
12. “It’s So Easy” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
11. “Estranged” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
10. “You Could Be Mine” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
9. “Mr. Brownstone” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
8. “The Garden” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
7. “Patience” (G N’ R Lies, 1989)
6. “Better” (Chinese Democracy, 2008)
5. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
4. “Locomotive” (Use Your Illusion II, 1991)
3. “Nightrain” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)
2. “November Rain” (Use Your Illusion I, 1991)
1. “Welcome to the Jungle” (Appetite for Destruction, 1987)

comment: This ranking is awful except for the top spot. Six Chinese Democracy songs in the top 40, really SPIN?! They have oddball choices too in the top 10 ("The Garden", "Better", "Locomotive" and "Nightrain" is great but No. 3?). As usual, a popular and acclaimed song is given a low position as argument bait (in the Smashing Pumpkins' list it was "Disarm") and here it's "Paradise City".

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Re: SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Krurze » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:11 pm

Oh well, this time I am strongly disagreeing with the "low position as argument bait". But once again, maybe I am not the best judge because for me Paradise City is pretty much the only GNR song of any value. But come on, Paradise City at 41 and November Rain as number 2? I am shocked and disappointed, honestly

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Re: SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Dexter » Wed Mar 09, 2016 1:21 am

Your statements are contradicting each other (I am strongly disagreeing with the "low position as argument bait"... Paradise City is pretty much the only GNR song of any value). To expound why I made such comment, "Paradise City" is the third most acclaimed GNR song on AM and here it's No. 41. The second ("Welcome to the Jungle") and the most acclaimed GNR song ("Sweet Child o' Mine") on AM are in the top 5.

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Re: SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Listyguy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:26 am

I know these lists love to seem different by not putting the obvious songs where they should be, but there is no (good) argument for "Sweet Child O' Mine" not being #1. It's not only THE signature GNR song, it's one of the biggest songs of the 80s. I may be slightly biased because it's also my favorite songs of all time, but give me a break. "Locomotive" is annoying, "November Rain" is over the top, and "Welcome to the Jungle" way overrated. I love "Nightrain" though (but it still has no business being ahead of "Sweet Child O' Mine").

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Re: SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Listyguy » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:28 am

Also, I feel like every song on "Appetite For Destruction" should be ahead of every song on "Chinese Democracy" just out of principle.

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Re: SPIN's Every 79 Guns N' Roses Song, Ranked

Postby Henrik » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:24 am

Eligible
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