Song of the Week #7

Hey everyone!! I’m finally back with another song this week from a very admirable person. This week, our dear admiral¬†Scorp, has suggested this smashing song called Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns N’ Roses!

Here’s what he had to say about the song:

Most of my favourites are from bands like Guns n Roses and AC DC, and the one I like the most is Sweet Child O Mine, by Guns N Roses. For many fans the song represents the peak of Guns N Roses and 1980’s music, but it also has a personal significance for me.

Sweet Child O Mine was one of the first English rock songs I ever heard, and as a kid when I got my guitar it was also one of the first rock songs i learnt to play properly. Back then, there weren’t as many YouTube tutorials as there are now, and I mostly figured out the song by myself so it was pretty meaningful to me. The song itself has arguably the most famous guitar riff ever, and it was actually never meant to be included in the album called “Appetite For Destruction” that Guns N Roses released.

Typically, Guns N Roses are a hard rock type of band, but some times the lead singer Axl Rose would push the band to release an occasion soft song like this one. The “joke song” ended up being the star of the album and helped them hit #1 on the Top Charts. Listening to it is time that I never consider wasted. Every single time, the music washes over me like its the first time, and Slash’s solo always results in goosebumps. This is definitely the one song I’m never letting go of for the rest of my life.

This song is fantastic, its got such a soft tune and the guitar really goes well with the singing! AC/DC and Guns N’ Roses are epic. I love the bands so much for the many sick riffs they have in their songs. The song Sweet Child O’ Mine is apparently about the effect Axl Rose’s woman has on him. It’s an interesting perspective when you look into the lyrics because it appears as though he is the child. Fun fact about the song: Slash briefly disliked the song due to the riff he considered worthless.
What is Guns N’ Roses? It is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985. The current members are Axl Rose, Duff McKagan, Slash, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese. The lead guitarist Slash is a very respectable and famous guitarist and he’s definitely worth hearing at least once in your life. Give their songs a listen and you’ll be hooked too!
As always, there is a playlist with this week’s song and everything good that goes along with it. The song Sweet Child O’ Mine is available on Spotify, Youtube and Deezer. Till next time folks!! Hope you enjoyed reading about Scorp’s opinion as much as I did.

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