http://www.sweetchildomine.co.uk â€“ a site for all the Guns nâ€™ Roses videos you can handle! From Wikipedia: "Sweet Child O' Mine" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, and the third single from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. Released on August 17, 1988, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100chart,
becoming the band's first and only number-one single in
the U.S. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart, when re-released in 1989.
http://www.s weetchildomine.co.uk Lead guitarist Slash has been quoted as having an initial disdain for the song due to its roots as simply a "string skipping" exercise and a joke at the time. in the Sunset Strip,
During a jam session at the band's house
drummerSteven Adler and Slash were warming up and Slash began to play a
"circus" melody while making faces at Adler. Rhythm guitarist Izzy Stradlin asked Slash to play it again. Stradlin came up wit h some chords, Duff McKagan created abassline and Adler planned a beat. In his autobiography, Slash said "within an hour my guitar exercise had bec ome something else". Meanwhile lead singer Axl Rose was listening to the musicians upstairs in his room and was inspired to write lyrics, which became complete by the following afternoon.
He based it on his
girlfriend Erin E verly, and declared that Lynyrd Skynyrd served as an inspiration "to make sure that we'd got that heartfelt feeling."
On the next composing session in Burbank, the band added both
a bridge and a guitar solo to "Sweet Child O'Mine".
While the band was recording demos with producer Spencer Proffer, he suggested adding a breakdown at the song's end. The musicians agreed, but were not sure what to do. Listening to the demo in a loop, Axl started saying to himself, "Where do we go? Where do we go now?" and Proffer suggested that he sing that.
The song is composed in the key of D Major and played, as all of their songs, tuned down a half step. "Sweet Child o' Mine" plac ed #37 on Guitar World's list of the "100 Great est Guitar Solos." It also came in at number three on Blender's 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were B orn, and at #198 on Rolling Stone's The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
In March 2005, Q magazine placed it at #6
in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. The introduction's famous riff was also voted number-one riff of all-time by the readers of Tot al Guitarmagazine. It was also in Rolling Stone's 40 Greatest Songs that Changed the World. It places #7 in VH1's "100 Greatest Songs of the '80s", and placed #210 on the RIAA Songs of the Century list. On a recent BBC poll, the song was voted to have the "great est guitar riff ever".