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Guns N’ Roses Sweet Child O’ Mine Is The First ’80s Video To Reach A Billion Views On YouTube

The great panty-dropper of ’87 has entered the Billion Views club.

A little under a year ago, it was announced that the video for Linkin Park’s Numb had officially surpassed the billion-view mark on YouTube. Now, the song is in good company, as Guns N’ Roses’s Sweet Child O’ Mine has reached over a billion views, making not only GN’R’s second billion-view video, but also the first music video of the 1980s to reach a billion views on YouTube.

According to official YouTube data, Sweet Child O’ Mine just beat out Aha’s Take On Me, which has 943 million views. The Sweet Child video has been watched approximately 590K times a day in 2019, thanks in part to GN’R’s 6.7 million subscribers on their YouTube artist page. This, of course, comes after the band’s song November Rain got over a billion views on YouTube and became the only music video from the ’90s to be in the Club.

To be the billionth and first person to watch it, check out the Sweet Child O’ Mine video below:

Congrats to Guns N’ Roses for entering the 1B Club. Now if only they could sell as many tickets as Metallica.

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If you want to see Guns N’ Roses play Sweet Child O’ Mine for what must feel to them like the billionth time, catch them at one of their remaining live dates listed below:


15 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena (feat. Blackberry Smoke)
18 Guadalajara, MEX – Estadio Jalisco
20 Tijuana, MEX – Estadio Caliente
23 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Energy Arena (feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown)
25 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music Festival
29 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena (feat. Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown)


1 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum At Caesars Palace (feat. Dirty Honey)
2 Las Vegas, NV – Colosseum At Caesars Palace (feat. Dirty Honey)

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Posted on October 15th 2019, 9:58pm
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