A big happy 50th birthday goes out today (Feb. 6) to Axl Rose, one of the most charismatic, talented and yes, polarizing lead singers to ever pick up a microphone. (We were gonna get him a hat, but he really seems to like the one he's got now.)

All too frequently, the Guns N' Roses frontman is discussed in terms more suited to the gossip columns, but let's never forget that our record collections would be a lot more boring without the music he helped create. Oh, and that he and his bandmates pretty much saved the world from a complete hair-metal takeover.

With that in mind, here's a quick chance for you to run down some of Guns N' Roses' most popular songs -- we left covers like 'Live and Let Die' and 'Knockin' on Heaven's Door' off to make things a bit easier -- and decide which of their genre-redefining anthems is your favorite above all the rest.