Guns N' Roses' November Rain is the first '90s music video to reach one billion views on YouTube

An appetite for destruction... and video streaming.

Guns N' Roses have made YouTube history with their 1992 single November Rain.

The classic ballad - which reached Number 4 on the Official Singles Chart - is the first music video from the 1990s to reach one billion views on YouTube. This also makes November Rain the first visual to be released before YouTube existed to reach the milestone.

According to a Forbes report, November Rain was achieving an average of 560,000 views a day in 2017, with its hits increasing in recent years. With the band reforming and embarking on the fourth highest-grossing tour of all time, there's a huge appetite for Guns N' Roses once more.

Zombie by The Cranberries (739 million views) and Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit (727 million) are the next most popular 90s videos on the platform.

In addition to November Rain's success. G N' R are also the biggest group of the 1980s on YouTube; Sweet Child O' Mine is the decade's most watched video, and has been viewed over 695 million times.

Two weeks ago, a reissue of the band's 1987 album Appetite for Destruction reentered the Official Albums Chart at Number 6. View Guns N' Roses full UK chart history here.

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