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What's going on? The 4 Non Blondes?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by CD Boogie, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Becomes First ’80s Music Video to Hit 1 Billion YouTube Views

    “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns N Roses’ smash single from 1987, has joined YouTube’s billion views club. It is not only the first music video from the ’80s to pass that landmark, the band is now the top artist of both the ’80s and ’90s on the platform

    The band’s top ’90s song is “November Rain,” which is also the first and only music video from its decade to pass the billion-views mark.


    Uh, WTF? I mean, fine song and all. Great for a sing-along. But holy hell, that is some rarefied air for that song to be in. If you'd given me 100 guesses, I would not have come up with that as a top 5 for the decade. Probably wouldn't have thought of Zombie, either.

    Wasn't that a one-hit wonder, too, for the 4 Non Blondes?
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    They gotta play something in Gitmo.

    My first thought might have been popular with meme makers - my other thought is that they only have the one version of the song on YouTube so all the plays are from the same entry instead of scattered around 12 or 13 submissions of the same song.
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  3. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    Dark. I love it.
  4. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Minor point of order: Sweet Child o' Mine may have been cut in 1987, but it didn't chart until the summer of 1988 and didn't peak until fall.
  5. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Beep beep beep: Nerd alert. Repeat, nerd alert.

    I keed.
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    "What's Up" was a massive hit in the rest of the world. Much bigger than it was here.

    Still surprising that it came in top 5, but that's why.
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