Guns N’ Roses ft. Sir Elton John – November Rain

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I will NEVER forget watching this performance live at the 1992 VMAs

I can remember thinking, “Ooh my gosh! Slash is on TOP of Sir Elton Johns piano” GASP! The single won for best cinematography and the band also walked away with a Video Vanguard award.

“November Rain” was written by Axl Rose, and was released on their third studio album, Use Your Illusion 1, in 1991. The first version of this song was 25 minutes long!  It was later edited down just shy of nine minutes. It is the longest ever- Top 10 song and has the longest guitar solo in a Top 10 single, making it the longest song in HISTORY to enter the top ten of that chart!

“In Australia, it was in the top 10 for over a year and is the longest running top 10 single in history, and reached #2 in the end of year charts in spite of having a peak of #5. It featured in the end of year charts in 3 consecutive years (1992, 1993 and 1994), the only song ever to do this.”

Shannon Hoon from the group Blind Melon, whom I love endlessly, sang backup on the bands studio version. This video is definitely a staple in music history. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

 

+November Rain lyrics below+

When I look into your eyes
I can see a love restrained
But darlin’ when I hold you
Don’t you know I feel the same’Cause nothin’ lasts forever
And we both know hearts can change
And it’s hard to hold a candle
In the cold November rainWe’ve been through this such a long long time
Just tryin’ to kill the pain

But lovers always come and lovers always go
An no one’s really sure who’s lettin’ go today
Walking away

If we could take the time
to lay it on the line
I could rest my head
Just knowin’ that you were mine
All mine
So if you want to love me
then darlin’ don’t refrain
Or I’ll just end up walkin’
In the cold November rain

Do you need some time…on your own
Do you need some time…all alone
Everybody needs some time… on their own
Don’t you know you need some time…all alone

I know it’s hard to keep an open heart
When even friends seem out to harm you
But if you could heal a broken heart
Wouldn’t time be out to charm you

Sometimes I need some time…on my own
Sometimes I need some time…all alone
Everybody needs some time… on their own
Don’t you know you need some time…all alone

And when your fears subside
And shadows still remain
I know that you can love me
When there’s no one left to blame
So never mind the darkness
We still can find a way
‘Cause nothin’ lasts forever
Even cold November rain

Don’t ya think that you need somebody
Don’t ya think that you need someone
Everybody needs somebody
You’re not the only one
You’re not the only one

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