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Guns N’ Roses is one of rock’s most beloved and notorious bands of all time. Forming from Hollywood Rose and L.A. Guns, the classic GN’R lineup consists of Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan and Steven Adler.

The band turned the Sunset Strip on its head during a time when hair metal bands had taken over the scene and rock and roll, in general. Simply put: Guns N’ Roses was the kick-in-the-ass rock needed. That kick came in the form of their iconic debut album, 1987’s Appetite for Destruction.

Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Appetite remains the best-selling debut album of all time and one of the best-selling albums ever. The LP is an absolute must-own classic. From its singles to the album tracks, not a single song is a “skip.” Just put this on, let it play and enjoy.

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GN’R followed up Appetite with 1988’s GN’R Lies. The album featured live cuts for their 1986 EP Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide and new songs, including the ballad “Patience.”

After a long three years, Guns N’ Roses released the double album Use Your Illusion I & II. Upon release, both albums were numbers one and two on the Billboard 200 album chart. (Use Your Illusion II was No. 1, and Use Your Illusion I was No. 2.) In total, the two LPs have sold over 14 million copies in the United States alone.

Two years later, GN’R released the 1993 covers album “The Spaghetti Incident?”  In essence, this led to the band going on hiatus and exits from Slash and McKagan. A new version of GN’R would emerge at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, which led to speculation of the eventual released of the highly-anticipated new album Chinese Democracy. While the album’s constant delay became a punchline of sorts, it was eventually released in 2008.

And then, the seemingly unthinkable happened: Slash and McKagan rejoined Guns N’ Roses in 2015. With Rose, Slash and McKagan on board — along with Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese — GN’R embarked on the “Not in This Lifetime…” tour in 2016 and have been steadily touring ever since.

Below is a ranking of all 87 songs that comprise the Guns N’ Roses catalog. (Some random reissue filler songs were omitted, but c’mon…don’t pretend like you care about those.) Scroll through to see where your favorite tracks rank!

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