G.O.A.T.: SWEET CHILD O’ MINE-Guns N Roses (1987)

THE GREATEST OF ALL TUNES (G.O.A.T.) is a salute to the greatest songs of all time. One song per artist, with suggested further listening and covers!

When I broke up with a girl in college I blasted this song, and then “What It Takes” by Aerosmith, over and over and over.  I was that guy in the dorm everyone was irritated with.  That breakdown at the end, “Where do we go now,” still kills me.  And there’s some of Slash’s greatest work, from the opening chords to the blazing solo halfway through, introduced by Axl’s painful shrieks.

Further listening: Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City.

Covers: Sheryl Crow’s version won a Grammy, so let’s stick on that one.

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