Bye bye, Miss American Pie

Written and performed by Don McLean, “American Pie” was an internationally celebrated song achieving chart-topping success. The single remained the
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Written and performed by Don McLean, “American Pie” was an internationally celebrated song achieving chart-topping success. The single remained the number one hit in the US for four weeks in 1971 and made the top 5 RIAA project’s songs of the century.

After much speculation over the correct interpretation of the song, McLean addressed fans questions in 2015 when the original manuscript sold at auction for $1.2m. McLean revealed that American Pie is a morality song and told how life is becoming less idyllic. The song was also a tribute to McLean’s late friend Buddy Holly.

We know you know the words to this 1970s classic, so sing along! What’s your favourite song from the 70s?

  1. Debbie Bryant

    Love this song. Taught it to my children. On driving holidays we would sing this song in the car. Happy memories.

  2. Sue Dove

    Oh yes! Played it many a time on the guitar in my youth! Still sing it while driving….

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