Slash Didn’t Like Guns N’ Roses’ Only No. 1 Hit at First

by Jeremy Spirogis
The members of Guns

Guns N’ Roses had an enormous affect on 1980s rock music and so they have been very talked-about throughout their heyday — however they reached the head of the Billboard Hot 100 solely as soon as. Interestingly, Slash solely preferred a particular a part of their No. 1 hit initially. Regardless, the music video for this observe managed to interrupt a file on YouTube.

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Slash on a Guns ‘N Roses hit that didn’t match the band’s ‘schtick’

Guns N’ Roses gave the world basic hits like “November Rain,” “Paradise City” and “Welcome to the Jungle.” However, Billboard studies solely considered one of their songs reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. That music was “Sweet Child o’ Mine.” According to Loudwire, Slash revealed he had some misgivings concerning the observe.

“I didn’t hate it, but I wasn’t fond of ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine,’” Slash stated. “And that gives you a good idea of how credible my opinion is …. The actual riff itself I love, but the song itself …” Slash defined why he felt “Sweet Child o’ Mine” didn’t match snugly into Guns N’ Roses’ repertoire. 

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“Sweet Child o’ Mine”

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“You know, Guns N’ Roses was always a real hardcore, sort of, AC/DC kind of hard rock band with a lot of attitude,” Slash stated. “If we did any kind of ballads, it was bluesy. This was an uptempo ballad…. But at the same time, it’s a great song — I’m not knocking it — but at the same time, it just did not fit in with the rest of our, sort of, schtick.”

What Axl Rose considered ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’

On the opposite hand, Axl Rose praised the music in a Rolling Stone interview — he simply hated the radio edits of it. Specifically, Rose disliked how radio stations lower Slash’s solo  — which was his favourite a part of the music. “There’s no reason for it to be missing except to create more space for commercials, so the radio-station owners can get more advertising dollars.”

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“November Rain”

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How the general public reacted to ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and its video

For the file, Billboard says Guns ‘N Roses had just a few different prime 10 hits. Specifically, “November Rain,” “Paradise City,” “Welcome to the Jungle,” “Don’t Cry,” and “Patience” all reached No. 10 or greater. However, “Sweet Child o’ Mine” will probably stay their largest hit — until the long-discussed Guns ‘N Roses reunion does spectacularly nicely.

“Sweet Child o’ Mine” wasn’t only a hit within the 1980s — it apparently resonates today. According to Consequence of Sound, the music video for the music turned the primary 1980s music video to garner one billion views on YouTube. Considering the 1980s gave us video vanguards like Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Madonna, and Prince, that is an unbelievable feat. In an identical vein, Guns N’ Roses’ video for “November Rain” turned the primary video from the 1990s to garner a billion Youtube views. Whether they’re making songs or movies, Guns ‘N Roses actually know find out how to ring a bell with the general public.

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