Links Introduction In the autumn of Don McLean's elegiac American Pie entered the collective consciousness, and over thirty years later remains one of the most discussed, dissected and debated songs that popular music has ever produced. A cultural event at the peak of its popularity init reached the top of the Billboard charts in a matter of weeks, selling more than 3 million copies; and at eight and a half minutes long, this was no mean feat. But this was no ordinary song, either:
While some have claimed other places, such as Saint Joseph's Universityas where the song was first performed,  McLean insists that the song made its debut in Philadelphia at Temple University  when he opened for Laura Nyro on March 14, It was also speculated that the song contains numerous references to post-World War II American events such as the murders of civil rights workers ChaneyGoodmanand Schwerner and elements of culture, including s culture e.
Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence. It [life] is becoming less idyllic.
I don't know whether you consider that wrong or right but it is a morality song in a sense. I could say to people this is how to write songs. When you've written at least three songs that can be considered classic that is a very high batting average and if one of those songs happens to be something that a great many people think is one of the greatest songs ever written you've not only hit the top of the mountain but you've stayed high on the mountain for a long time.
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The lyrics show Don McLean’s admiration for both the. “American Pie” is a folk rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean.
Recorded and released on the American Pie album in , the single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in A re-release in did not chart in the U.S., but reached number 12 in the UK.
Lyrics to 'American Pie' by Don McLean: The church bells all were broken And the three men I admire most The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost They caught the. An Explanation of the Song, American Pie AMERICAN PIE by Don McLean The entire song is a tribute to Buddy Holly and a commentary on how rock and roll changed in the years since his death.