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Guns N’ Roses: “Sweet Child o’ Mine”
The Hook: With just their second single, Guns N’ Roses became bigger than Slash ever expected them to be.
Album: Appetite for Destruction
Writers: Axl Rose, Slash, Izzy Stradlin, Duff McKagan, Steven Adler
Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Background: Slash says that when “Sweet Child o’ Mine,” the second single off their debut album, went to number-one, it was way beyond anything he ever expected Guns N’ Roses to accomplish.
Slash on Guns n’ Roses going to number-one with “Sweet Child o’ Mine” being way more than he’d expected them to accomplish. OC:…coming, you know. :17
“It was just a rebellious hard-living rock’n’roll band. I didn’t expect it to be any bigger, realistically, than like, say, Motorhead. You know, I figured we’d have a following and I thought we were as good or better than any other rock’n’roll band at the time, but I just didn’t see it coming, you know.”