In many ways, this is the pinnacle of power ballad achievement. It really has it all: piano tinkly bits, a ridiculous video featuring a supermodel, meaningless lyrics and best of all, Slash with a guitar and a wind machine. I think this video is the one that cemented my crush on Slash.
It's by no means the best GNR song but it is unique in its overblown madness and for that reason, I adore it. I have two comments: one, what does she die of in the video? Too much rain?! It's not made clear. And two, nearly 40 million people have watched this video on YouTube. Awesome.