500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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Guns n' Roses, 'Sweet Child O'Mine'

198. Guns n' Roses, 'Sweet Child O'Mine'

Writers: Guns n' Roses
Producer: Mike Clink
Released: Aug. '87, Geffen
24 weeks; No. 1

Axl Rose wrote this love letter to his girlfriend, Erin Everly (daughter of Don). Slash said he was just "fucking around with the intro riff, making a joke"; he didn't think much of it, but Rose knew better. Rose and Erin were later married - for all of one month.

Appears on: Appetite for Destruction (Geffen)


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