2. Paradise City by Guns N’ Roses
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All the Californians out there can probably relate to this song a little more than I can on the east coast. In actuality no one really knows what Axl Rose meant when he sang about Paradise City, although many people (including me) think it’s about Los Angeles or San Francisco. Nevertheless, the guitar riffs in this song are incredible and the lyrics make me long for summer, happiness and excitement. One of the best things about hardcore rock songs is that because of the intensity of the lyrics and music, you can get motivated without even realizing it sometimes. So come on, take me down to the paradise city where the grass is green and the girls are pretty!