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Guns 'N' Roses' 'Sweet Child O' Mine' becomes first '80s song to reach one billion views on YouTube

The rock and roll royalty of Guns ‘N’ Roses have a lot of accolades under their belt, platinum records, countless awards, and enough stories to shake a stick at. Now, they have one more to squeeze under there as their song ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ becomes the first song from the 1980s to reach one billion views on YouTube.

The iconic video proves the band are a timeless entity as, 30 years into their career, they’re still breaking records. Originally released by the band in 1987, the track was on the rockers’ seminal album Appetite For Destruction.

The video is simply shot affair as it focuses on the band rehearsing in the gorgeous Mendiola’s Ballroom in Huntington Park, California. It features crew, the band of course, and also their girlfriends of the time. It was a staple of the MTV generation and would dominate the channel’s programming.

It’s not the first time the band have a YouTube accolade to shout about either. Their 1992 ballad, ‘November Rain’ became the first song from the 1990s to cross the 1 billion view mark too. Who will be the next?

Watch both videos below.

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