Guns N’ Roses is responsible for “November Rain,” which remains one of the most legendary music videos of all time. If you need further proof of its popularity, the video has hit a new major milestone.
The video has now surpassed the two billion views mark on YouTube this week. While the video was first released in 1992, it was uploaded to YouTube in 2009. Prior to this milestone, “November Rain” made history as the first music video released before the 2000’s to reach one billion views.
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The “November Rain” video is seemingly as legendary as GN’R and is beloved by many, including former President Donald Trump. This fun fact was revealed in the memoir of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. She served as President Trump’s Press Secretary and is now the Governor of Arkansas.
Governor Sanders writes in Speaking For Myself, “On my first day back in the White House for the New Year, I did a press briefing, and Ivanka invited my family to join hers at the Monster Jam coming to the Verizon Arena in Washington. The president told [then White House Communications Director] Hope [Hicks] and me in the Oval he wanted the classic Guns N’ Roses song ‘November Rain’ added to his rally playlist. He told us it was the ‘greatest music video of all time.'” Governor Sanders added President Trump “made us watch it to prove his point even though neither of us had disagreed.”
Additionally, Lisa Marie Presley was such a massive fan of the song Axl Rose performed it at her memorial service in January. Rose told Entertainment Tonight, “That was one of her favorite songs, apparently. He then alluded that Presley asked for him to perform the song at her funeral if she suddenly died. Rose said, ” … It was my understanding she had actually talked about if the situation … So, that’s why I was asked to do it. Of course, I had to be here.”