Guns N’ Roses has just achieved yet another initial by hitting a YouTube milestone.
Earlier this week, the iconic rock band’s 1987 hit Sweet Kid O’ Mine reached one particular billion views on the streaming platform, producing it the only music video from the 1980s to ever do so, according to Wide variety.
The chart-topping single comes from the band’s initial and most thriving album, Appetite for Destruction (1987). It is a diamond-certified album in Canada, has gone 18x platinum in the U.S. and has sold extra than 30 million copies worldwide. It is the very best-promoting album in the U.S. to date.
Guns N’ Roses owns the leading spot on YouTube for each an ’80s music video and a ’90s video. The band reached a related milestone final year when November Rain (1992) surpassed the one particular-billion mark. The video has garnered extra than 1.two billion views, and is also the only song from its decade ever to do so.
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The nine-minute epic is followed closely on the list of most-viewed ’90s music videos by Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit and Zombie by the Cranberries, which have each collected extra than 960 million views worldwide.
Whitney Houston requires the No. four spot with I Will Generally Adore You (859 million views) and four Non Blondes adhere to with the What’s Up music video, which has a count of extra than 765 million.
Competing with Sweet Kid O’ Mine in the 1980s category is A-ha’s Take On Me (943 million), Girls Just Want to Have Fun by Cyndi Lauper (786 million), the Police’s Each Breath You Take (699 million) and Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean (694 million).
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Although lots of artists have reached extra than a billion views on YouTube more than the final couple of years, Guns N’ Roses is the initial rock band from any decade prior to 2000 to do so.
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