Paradise City

Paradise City

Guns N' Roses

A Guns N' Roses masterpiece, usually the last song in every setlist, “Paradise City” was the sixth track for debut studio album Appetite for Destruction, and upon its single release in November 1988, reached #5 in the US and #6 in the UK. The lyrics follow a man frustrated with the big city life, combining a singalong “take me back home!” chorus with “this town is tearing me apart” verses. It’s also the only track in Appetite for Destruction featuring a synth.

The song appears as the theme song for the EA video game Burnout: Paradise, which is set in the fictional “Paradise City.”