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My favourite is Estranged.

If I was going to say to someone who had never heard GNR, i'd probably say for them to listen to something Welcome to the jungle, or maybe Civil war. I think Civil war covers both the grandiose aspect of GNR, with some of the fire breathing.

Depends who's asking though, if it's an all out metalhead then maybe Garden of eden, if it's a soppy ballad fan maybe this I love or November rain, if it's someone into more experimental music maybe Better or Shacklers revenge.

To me there's no quintessential Guns song.

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They are so all over the spectrum, I’d be remiss if I didn’t list 2. 

WTTJ

and 

NR

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in the early 90's: knocking on heaven's door (because of ignorance and heavy radio play)

mid 90s: you could be mine (because terminator 2)

nowadays: it's so easy (because political incorrectness)

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Why hasn't anyone picked My World yet?

Anyway, I wouldn't be able to pick just one: YCBM, It's so easy, Better, Locomotive...

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Cant decide, Guns is one of those bands that has so many iconic songs that we cant chose just one. Every song tells a little history about what the band really is. 

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Posted (edited)

Interesting that about nobody (me included) here thinks of SCOM, which most people would probably choose.

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Can a 57 year old millionaire come up with another WTTJ? Very unlikely. I want another AFD. We have 3 Use your Illusions type albums. Go back to your roots. I'm rambling, my answer is WTTJ.

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6 minutes ago, gnfnrs1972 said:

Can a 57 year old millionaire come up with another WTTJ? Very unlikely. I want another AFD. We have 3 Use your Illusions type albums. Go back to your roots.

What we are most likely going to get (if we're going to get anything in the first place)

5-Chinese-leftovers-humor

The instructions on that package include  words coma and general... coincidence? :suspicious:

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24 minutes ago, El Guapo said:

Interesting that about nobody (me included) here thinks of SCOM, which most people would probably choose.

thanx for calling me nobody<_<

;)

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For me it's You Could be Mine.  I still remember when the video hit MTV the band was on an all new level.  That song made me go from fan to fanatic.

 

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1 hour ago, WhazUp said:

For me a tie maybe Rocket Queen!

Rocket Queen itself encapsulates a lot of ground GNR covers - groove, swagger, biting guitar riffs, raw.  But also the second half is more the "sweet" side of GNR.  

Exactly - the way RQ moves from one part to the next is awesome. Two very different halves but suit the song perfectly. It has EVERYTHING you would want in a song. An extremely close second is Estranged though.

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Rocket Queen for sure! It's got the same feeling as WTTJ, but it's just so much more. 

Estranged is very, very nice as well. 

4 minutes ago, DTJ80 said:

Exactly - the way RQ moves from one part to the next is awesome. Two very different halves but suit the song perfectly. It has EVERYTHING you would want in a song. An extremely close second is Estranged though.

Well, should have updated the page and watched what you wrote after all. 105% this!  :)

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13 minutes ago, Waemoth said:

Rocket Queen for sure! It's got the same feeling as WTTJ, but it's just so much more. 

Estranged is very, very nice as well. 

Well, should have updated the page and watched what you wrote after all. 105% this!  :)

Ha ha. Great minds think alike! 👍

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I don't think there is "a" song, as evidenced by multiple people naming more than one.  I think that one of the most GnR things about GnR is how their songs are all over the place, as evidenced by so multiple people naming Estranged and Rocket Queen, 2 of their tracks that are two songs in one.

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Out ta get me from the ritz. If you know nothing about GNR, watch that performance and you’ll understand. 

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