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"American Pie" is a folk rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean.

Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972. A re-release in 1991 did not chart in the U.S., but reached number 12 in the UK. The song is an abstract story surrounding "The Day the Music Died" – the 1959 plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper (Giles… read more

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  • Avatar for calsimon
    6 verses!
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  • Avatar for sumons90
    I met a girl who sang the blues And I asked her for some happy news But she just smiled and turned away
  • Avatar for tigerwolf1
    ...and the three men I admire most, the father, son and holy ghost, they caught the last train for the coast, the day the music died....
  • Avatar for oldiesfanjohn
    "Helter skelter in a summer swelter ./ The birds flew off with a fallout shelter. / Eight miles high and falling fast...." You said er sang a mouthful there, Don. Those lines still get me above all.
  • Avatar for supermediadave
    Truly one of the best songs of the 70s.
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  • Avatar for racheln92
    great song by a great song writer. This is an interesting tribute piece.
  • Avatar for robveiga
    I love this song
  • Avatar for brianwolfe_3579
    A true lyrical masterpiece.

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