10. "Don’t Cry"
When Guns N' Roses reemerged from a hiatus in the early 1990s, they were smart enough to realize they couldn't just remake Appetite for Destruction and expect to grow as a band. Instead, they spent month upon month holed up at various Los Angeles studios crafting two albums full of bombastic, epic tracks inspired by Queen and Elton John. The second single from this double LP, Use Your Illusion, was "Don't Cry," a song originally slated for Appetite for Destruction. Axl was particularly enamored with the tune, which was inspired by his infatuation with Izzy Stradlin's ex-girlfriend, and it appears in different versions on both Illusion albums. The ambitious video is the first part a trilogy that includes "November Rain" and "Estranged," but good luck trying to follow the story arc.