CLASSIC CUTS: Welcome to the Jungle
Guns n’ Roses: “Welcome to the Jungle”
The Hook: Slash had the initial idea for it, but the whole band actually put it together in one three-hour rehearsal session.
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Writers: Axl Rose and Slash
Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: “Welcome to the Jungle” was initially released before “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” but was re-issued after that song hit number-one and became the band’s second Top 10 hit. Slash recalls how fast it came together.