Appetite for Destruction

Universal Music Division Polydor
Release date
5 Mar 2012
Running length
12 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Welcome to the Jungle 4:32 1,114,582
2 It's So Easy (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:22 3,700
3 Nightrain 4:28 359,523
4 Out Ta Get Me (Album Version (Explicit)) 4:23 1,288
5 Mr. Brownstone (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:48 2,408
6 Paradise City 6:47 988,977
7 My Michelle (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:39 645
8 Think About You (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:51 1,377
9 Sweet Child o' Mine 5:56 1,208,318
10 You're Crazy (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:17 2,019
11 Anything Goes (Album Version (Explicit)) 3:26 479
12 Rocket Queen (Album Version (Explicit)) 6:15 559

About this album

Appetite for Destruction is the by Los Angeles-based hard rock band Guns N’ Roses. The album combines elements of , , , and .

Appetite for Destruction reached number one on the US Albums Chart, and has since certified 15x platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. The album has accumulated worldwide sales in excess of 28 million. Appetite for Destruction is ranked the fourth best-selling debut album in the United States. The album is considered by many to be one of the greatest hard rock albums of the 20th century.


While the songwriting credits are indiscriminately credited to all five band members, many of the songs began as solo tracks that individual band members wrote in the pre-Guns N’ Roses era, only to be completed by the band. These songs include It’s So Easy and Nightrain (McKagan), Mr. Brownstone, Anything Goes, and Think About You (Stradlin). Paradise City and Rocket Queen were unfinished Rose/McKagan and Rose/Stradlin demos respectively that the band wrote in their early career.

Other songs on the album reflect the band’s reaction to the debauchery of the L.A. rock and roll underground, such as Welcome to the Jungle (Rose wrote the lyrics while in Seattle about an incident in New York City) and Out Ta Get Me, as well as their assorted female companions, reflected in the songs Sweet Child o’ Mine, Think About You, My Michelle, You’re Crazy, and Rocket Queen.

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  • UNITY_fm

    This album defined my musical direction when I was 6 years old. It's hard to explain how much this album means to me.

    7 Jan 10:47pm Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    When I was 13, I was rocking out to this while watching the Toy Story trilogy for months on end.

    6 Sep 2014 Reply
  • falconpasser

    and after all this years still sounds fresh,great music never gets old

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
  • althefknamsrtkn

    I love the revulsion bordering on hatred this stupid band inspires in tumblr scenesters.

    28 May 2014 Reply
  • Carolunaire

    THAT is a pure rock album. Phenomenal. and has been since it came out. Nothing comes close

    13 May 2014 Reply
  • BreedTheKiller

    "If I'd had when I was 12, this would've been my most played album." <----- THAT RIGHT THERE

    13 Apr 2014 Reply
  • Graf1982

    The best album forever!

    6 Mar 2014 Reply
  • narg666

    The best album of all!

    19 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Gaffes

    Appetite for ears.

    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • In_A_Hole

    Up until Paradise City, the first half is amazing. It falls off so bad though, its ridiculous.

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • xMisterXx

    I thought I had an appetite for destruction, but all I wanted was a club sandwich.

    25 Jan 2014 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    what a masterpiece. never gets old.

    26 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Vincent____Vega


    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • DxWxTx

    If I'd had when I was 12, this would've been my most played album.

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • ardorcom

    all of us agreed that this appetite for destruction is the best of guns n roses album.. they are ROCKS! recommend from .. salutation for last fm

    23 Oct 2013 Reply
  • vivia


    7 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Andre_L-

    Original cover art ftw

    28 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Re-Kramer

    The definition of "Hard Rock" [4]

    20 Sep 2013 Reply
  • allef_oliveira

    Ohh...overrated...very overrated...very very overrated...extremely overrated

    23 Aug 2013 Reply
  • Phyllobius

    Oh, how I love this magnificent record. On heavy rotation since 1991.

    22 Jul 2013 Reply
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