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Without Terminator 2, Do You Think YCBM Would Still be a Hit?


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Or would flop?

Will they even release it as a single if not for T2?

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One of their best songs of all time, in my opinion.

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Yes, but T2 and Arnold helped a lot.

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I taped it off the radio before it came out and bought the tape when it came out before I saw the movie or video.

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pi2loc summed it up

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Yes, but T2 and Arnold helped a lot.



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No. I love that song but no.

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It's quite a boring song.

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A hit song is a hit song. GNR were everywhere back then, it would have been a success anyway.

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It was a new GNR song right before a highly anticipated album. I think GNR had just announced the tour when it came out, but feel free to fact check me.

It was the highly anticipated film of the summer.

That was also a time when movie studios were just beginning to use music videos to promote the film. I do think there should've been a re-edit for YCBM so it could've been on "Welcome to the Videos" with just the live footage.

You already had KOHD & "Civil War" out, people were familiar with "Don't Cry" "Back off Bitch" and "November Rain", so this was like the 6th song off of UYI people got to hear, but to tie that into T2 at that time was perfect.

It comes down to not having to pay for ad time and running the shit out of it on MTV even though they were running ads all over the place for it (like they had to!) Pretty brilliant and a big moneysaver for a movie that cost big money. Credit has to go to Arnold on putting that together, even though Prince and Madonna had done both (Batman, Purple Rain, and Dick Tracy specifically), but you can't call those "blockbusters" on the level of T2.

It was also the first video GNR did since "Patience", and also played a part in the era of soundtracks going platinum and bands making videos for the film. Prince went overboard in bad films, and a "Madonna movie" speaks for itself.

So as far as importance in music video as a promotional tool for a film - VERY IMPORTANT.

The question on whether YCBM was a hit without T2- yes, people were looking to hear anything new by GNR.

But was there an expectation of it going to #1 as a single - and it didn't? That would be a good question for them even now, did that make them nervous about UYI, or didn't give a shit about singles?

Axl could've just as easily said to the Governator "fuck you, fuck your movie" (even though it was Cameron's film).

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The moview had very little to do with it. GNR were huge at the time, and that was a great song. If movies make the song, why did OMG fail?

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Affirmative.
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When Guns were the biggest band in the world :( Being tied to a blockbuster movie helped for sure. Back before I was really into Guns I only knew them BECAUSE of Terminator II.

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Affirmative.

I thought that was Aliens.

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Topic change:

Without YCBM, Do You Think Terminator 2 Would Still be a Hit?

Edited by GUNNER PT, 23 November 2012 - 11:53 AM.

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