Throughout the month, I will feature songs which I have always liked, but for whatever reason, never became big hits. Some of them are by famous artists, some are from lesser-known musical acts.
Guns N’ Roses – Bad Apples
Guns N’ Roses definitely falls into the “famous artist” category. While they might not have a prolific recent catalog, it’s tough to deny their legendary status. Their dual Use Your Illusion albums produced a number of hits; four songs from UYI1 alone received a good deal of play on MTV. So why wasn’t Bad Apples one of them?
While it is probably my favorite song off the album, it may not be all that different from many of the others. It’s hard rocking, but there are plenty of other hard rocking songs to be found. Is this one THAT much better than either Don’t Damn Me or Bad Obsession? Perhaps that plethora of strong songs is why I’ve always preferred UYI1 over UYI2.
Of course GNR hasn’t released many songs obscure or not in recent years. I’m hoping that these recent rumors are true, and we might soon get more hits.
In the meantime, please enjoy Bad Apples!