‘November Rain’ becomes the first rock song to pass one billion YouTube views
26 years ago, Guns N’ Roses released a suitably epic (and eye-wateringly expensive) video clip for the nine-minute ‘November Rain’, a single plucked from the previous year’s Use Your Illusion I album.
The clip has just ticked over one-billion YouTube views, marking the first type a rock song has achieved this feat. In addition, the song is also the first ’90s video clip to do so. The closest to this latter stats are Zombie by The Cranberries, (739 million) and Smells Like Teen Spirit (727 million).