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Guns N’ Roses ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ has been voted the Greatest Guitar Anthem.

A poll carried out by Absolute Radio listeners saw Axl Rose and cos 1988 classic from the seminal album ‘Appetite for Destruction’ beat the likes of Pink Floyd’s ‘Comfortably Numb’, AC/DC’s ‘Thunderstruck’ and The Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ to the number one spot.
‘Paradise City’ from the same album also made the top 25, as did AC/DC’s ‘Back in Black’.
Presenter Sarah Champion commented: “From the iconic opening bars, you know this is a song which is going to take you on a journey. With Axl Rose’s unmistakable vocals added in, Sweet Child O’Mine is an anthem which is a timeless rock classic and a worthy winner of the Greatest Guitar Anthem poll”.
Listen to the full countdown from 10am today (07.04.23) on Absolute Radio or listen back later on the free Absolute Radio app – more info at www.absoluteradio.co.uk.
Guns N’ Roses are set to headline Glastonbury and American Express presents BST Hyde Park this summer.
At the latter, they will be joined by The Pretenders, The Darkness and Larkin Poe.
For more information and tickets, head to www.bst-hydepark.com.