Multiple narratives emerged when compiling the above list of Guns N' Roses Songs Ranked Worst to Best. And something tells us band leader Axl Rose, the only permanent member over the decades, likes it this way.

There's the tale of just another hair metal band from Los Angeles, which unexpectedly escaped the era's formulaic packaging with a landmark debut album. Appetite for Destruction was so brilliant that it transcended any limiting genre to become one of the all-time great rock 'n' roll albums.

Then there's the tale of an overwhelmed group, weighed down by the pressures of superstardom and its own gigantic ambitions. They'd release not one, not two, but essentially four albums' worth of new music on their Appetite follow-up, Use Your Illusion I and II.

And then there's the story of a splintering band, exhausted by over-touring and hoping to bide its time with a covers LP, as members bailed or indulged in solo careers. Eventually, all but one had been expelled or left of his own accord. And, finally, there's the story of a group whose resurrection with an almost unrecognizable lineup served as an improbable affirmation of the Guns N' Roses legend.

Click through the above gallery of Guns n' Roses Songs Ranked Worst to Best to see where your favorites end up. In all, there are more than 80 tracks spread among proper GNR albums and EPs – including acoustic songs, concert recordings and covers. Each one tells a small piece of their amazing story.

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