Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Guns N’ Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine tops 1 billion YouTube views

The video for Guns N’ Roses’ 1987 smash, “Sweet Child O’ Mine”, has passed the 1 billion views mark on YouTube.

The third track issued from the band’s debut, “Appetite For Destruction” - which remains the group’s only US No. 1 single – was uploaded to the video site on Christmas Eve 2009.

“This moment is yours,” says Guns N’ Roses on social media. “#GnFnR history is made as Sweet Child O' Mine has hit over 1 billion views on YouTube.”

YouTube Music also shared a congratulatory video about the latest feat, which marks the second time Guns N’ Roses has reached the landmark milestone online after “November Rain” became the first music video from the pre-YouTube era (the site launched in 2005) to surpass the 1 billion views mark in July of 2018.

The all-time top YouTube videos are still led by recent songs, with its top 20 all from this decade, including Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito”, which clocks in with more than 6.48 billion views.

Guns N’ Roses are currently playing dates on a fall run of shows as part of their ongoing Not In This Lifetime tour.

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