About The Song
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is a song by the American rock band Guns N’ Roses. It was released in 1987 as the third single from their debut studio album, “Appetite for Destruction.” The song was written by the band members, including Axl Rose (vocals), Slash (lead guitar), Izzy Stradlin (rhythm guitar), Duff McKagan (bass), and Steven Adler (drums).
“Sweet Child O’ Mine” is one of Guns N’ Roses’ most famous and beloved songs, and it is often considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time. The song’s memorable guitar riff, composed by Slash, is instantly recognizable and has become iconic in the world of rock music.
The lyrics of “Sweet Child O’ Mine” are a heartfelt expression of love and devotion. Axl Rose wrote the song about his then-girlfriend, Erin Everly (daughter of Don Everly from The Everly Brothers). The lyrics reflect the emotional journey of a relationship and the desire to maintain the bond despite the challenges.
Upon its release, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” achieved widespread commercial success, reaching the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. Its popularity helped propel Guns N’ Roses to international stardom and cemented their place as one of the most significant rock bands of the late 1980s and early 1990s.