For this Black Friday, a shower of rain is expected, a rich and sonorous rain of music! And as a soundtrack we could only choose November Rain, a famous song by Guns N’ Roses that turns 30 this year. First heard on February 18, 1992, the song is part of the band’s third studio album, Use Your Illusion I. Over the years November Rain has become one of the iconic songs of rock and hard rock music, a poignant ballad with a melancholy tone that the band’s frontman Axl Rose wrote at the end of a love story.
It is said that the song was initially over 25 minutes long before being cut down to 8 minutes and 57 seconds. Certainly November Rain is the longest song to have entered the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, taking third place in 1992, and also the one with the longest guitar solo (by Slash), a full 50 seconds, entering the U.S. Top Ten.
The video has also broken many records. On Youtube it boasts 1.3 billion views becoming the first rock song in history to surpass 1 billion views.
Are you ready for a rockin’ November? Click here to watch the video