Guns N’ Roses‘ 1987 chart-topping classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” has passed the one billion streaming mark on Spotify. Back in October 2019, the song made history when it reached a billion views on YouTube. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” was the third single from 1987’s Appetite For Destruction, and on September 10th, 1988, went on to top the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks.

Appetite For Destruction was released on July 21st, 1987 and remains the best-selling U.S. debut album ever — with a whopping 30 million copies shifted worldwide.


  • In 1999 Sheryl Crow recorded a cover of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” for the soundtrack to the Adam Sandler comedy, Big Daddy.
  • The cover snagged Crow a Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance.
  • Rolling Stone reader’s poll rated Crow’s version the fourth “worst cover song of all-time.”

CHECK IT OUT: Guns N’ Roses’ video for 1987’s “Sweet Child Of Mine”: