Audience: Over 40's
"Sweet Child o' Mine" is the third single by American rock band Guns N' Roses, and the third from their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction. Released on August 17, 1988, the song topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming the band's first and only number-one single in the U.S. It reached number six on the UK Singles Chart. (Source: Wikipedia)
This music video is not all about the band though. The majority of the shots are of Guns N' Roses playing Sweet Child o'Mine but every so often there is a cut shot away from the performnce elements of the music video. All of the band members' girlfriends at the time were shown in the music video at some point. Axl Rose was dating Erin Everly at the time, whose father was Don Everly of The Everly Brothers fame. Duff's girlfriend Mandy from the all-female rock band "The Lame Flames" was there, as was Steven Adler's girlfriend Cheryl. Again just like at the begining of the music video the cut shots are in black and white. These shots are shown when the lyrics fit in with them. For example, Axl Rose sings "Now and then when I see her face, She takes me away to that special place", "She's got eyes of the bluest skies" and "Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place". When these lines are sung there are cut shots away to one of the band members girlfriends or wives. It is almost as if the song is a tribute to these women who obviously mean alot to the band members of Guns N' Roses.