Someone's already tried that joke, ****
Anyway, my thoughts on this battle before I get on with my work.
Okay, first one. You Ain't the First is a nice little tune, it's different. I don't mind Izzy singing a couple of songs but this one misses Axl IMO, the lyrics are tailor-made for him to sneer them. IRS is a quality little rocker, I love the bit after the solo when the drums kick in and Axl comes back with, "I bet you think..." IRS
Second one is a clash of the titans, thought we might see some people popping in to vote who hadn't previously. Probably their two most popular songs amidst the mainstream. I love Paradise City, great show-closer as well and I spent my late teens unable to pick up birds because I was too busy drying to dance like Axl does in the video. That being said, Sweet Child is the reason I became a gunner. Sure, it's played out, bollocks pub bands always butcher it and there have been some hideous covers done. But the intro is magical, the night I discovered this vocal it took me about three or four minutes to actually get to the vocals. And when I did...wow. Axl delivers his message straight from the heart here, he sounds great. And then the Slash solo is one of his best, and I love the 'where do we go' for the outro...yeah it's been played out and there are plenty of GNR songs that I like better regardless, but Sweet Child O' Mine is special.