Sweet Child O' Mine

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"Sweet Child O' Mine" is the name of a song by the hard rock band Guns N' Roses. It was released on their debut album Appetite For Destruction on August 10, 1987.

"Sweet Child O' Mine" was Guns N' Roses' only #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100, spending three weeks at the top spot in the summer of 1988. The song is credited as being written by Guns n' Roses as a band. The subject of the song is generally thought to be lead singer Axl Rose's then-girlfriend and eventual wife, Erin Everly.

This song is listed on the "100 Greatest Guitar Solos" from Guitar World as number thirty-seven, and has been covered by Sheryl Crow and Linkin Park. The Manic Street Preachers also frequently play it as an introduction to their song Motown Junk in live concerts. The introduction's infamous D-flat based riff was also voted #1 riff of all-time by the readers of Total Guitar magazine. However, Guns N' Roses' lead guitarist, Slash, has reportedly been quoted as having a disdain for the song due to its roots as simply a technical exercise for him to warm-up with before a recording session or a performance the band was getting ready for. It is usually classed as one of Guns N' Roses' better known songs.

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