80s Song of the Day: Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

Welcome to the jungle
We’ve got fun and games
We got everything you want
Honey, we know the names

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Welcome to the Jungle by Guns N’ Roses was released in the United Kingdom on September 28, 1987, with Whole Lotta Rosie (Live) as the B side. It was a single from the band’s debut album Appetite for Destruction. It was later released in the United States on October 24, 1988, with Mr. Brownstone as the B side.

The song reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 24 on the UK Singles Chart. In 2009, VH1 named it the greatest hard rock song of all time. Continue reading