#4 – Guns N’ Roses – “Paradise City” – (1987)

“Paradise City” was the third top ten single from Guns N’ Roses, peaking at #5 in 1988. I don’t quite think this qualifies as their “most widely known” song but it’s fairly iconic. You’ve got Slash, slashing it up on the guitar and Axl Rose screaming the lyrics. Half of this song is at performed at warp speed, which is pretty cool. The only bad part? It’s by Guns N’ Roses – so if you didn’t get to see it live back in the day, you’re probably out of luck. Because Axl Rose is kind of a walking ___(negative noun of your choice here)___ and it will be a miracle if they ever perform as a band again.

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