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BY THE NUMBERS: GN'R's 'Appetite For Destruction'

Guns N' Roses' game-changing Appetite For Destruction turns 30 today (July 21), and when you're the best-selling debut album of all time, your stats tend to be pretty impressive.

Top to bottom, there's not a filler track in sight, and even three decades on, it sounds as vicious as ever.  Here's Appetite "By The Numbers."

  • Age/Date Released: 30 (July 21, 1987)
  • Number of Tracks: 12
  1. “Welcome to the Jungle”
  2. “It’s So Easy”
  3. “Nightrain”
  4. “Out ta Get Me”
  5. “Mr. Brownstone”
  6. “Paradise City”
  7. “My Michelle”
  8. “Think About You”
  9. “Sweet Child o’ Mine”
  10. “You’re Crazy”
  11. “Anything Goes”
  12. “Rocket Queen”
  • Highest Billboard 200 Album Chart Position: 1 (on August 6, 1988)
  • Weeks on the Billboard 200 Album Chart: 173
  • Highest Billboard Singles Chart Positions:
    • “Welcome to the Jungle”
    • “Sweet Child o’ Mine”
      • Hot 100: 1
      • Mainstream Rock: 7
    • “Paradise City”
      • Hot 100: 5
      • Mainstream Rock: 14


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.