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American Pie - New Version

Features of This Track

folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
a dynamic male vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent percussion
political lyrics

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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cmrglr1
It's a great song, then and now! ( I will say in the new version, it is easier to understand the lyrics which is critical in this song). Reminds me of Paul Simons' "The late great Johnny Ace".
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garrickconne c t i o n
The fact of the matter is, Don had a slow start on his trek toward renowned fame, but he made it alright. Why? Because he was geat, that's why.
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IMHO it is quite refreshing to hear this in a different version, the original was burned out not long after it was released....
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We get it. You like the original better. You and a lot of other people do.
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killeriron66 6
1971
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what year was it made
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Never turn it off
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This is a good version and reminds me of my past.
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Derp (:V)
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I love this song but.....I have to agree with waf727. The original version is much better.
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Like this song mucho.
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waf727
The original version is much better
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Like this song
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The original song is perfect, there is no need for a remake
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Original version is better
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ebeths8
New????????? ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Phhhhsh
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I love this version but I can't find it anywhere to buy MP3.
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pbsd76
it's a no go for me....prefer the original.
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I just love the song but I prefer the original version
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Never a better song than American pie
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The the best song in the world
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Awesome
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Why the need for a new version? I don't get it.
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i like the original better
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AWESOME SONG
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If u know the Complete meaning it'll totally make sense buddy holly Richie valens , and Big Bopper all died in a plane crash.and then buddy hollys wife ( who he knew for only knew for five hours )had a miscarriage- W h e n a baby dies during birth.
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Poor Buddy Hollie RIP
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Great representati o n of time period...hap p y go lucky n free spirited music.....on e of the best by Don!
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severtax: agree with that
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Good but the original is better
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ora.ishay.le v
love usa love american pie
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Prefer the first half of the old version and the second half of the new version. Still one of the greatest lyrical masterpieces . Don McLean is an amazing poet. So many references that fit together beautifully.
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New version or old version still the best song ever made
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American pie brings back good old times it rocks for ever
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ginamori8
My grams this was our song. She loved it so much. She said Gina one day someone's going to melt into those brown eyes. She was so wise.
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One of my favorite songs...As I became fisherman with specialist in harpooned swordfish. .

Life was easy n full of energetic life...every day out there...my address ..."Pacific" !
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My number one song of all time buddy holly valens and the big bopper all gone
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mdanfang4
Love it!!!!!!!! Follow for follow
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Can't beat the original
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doraxdomogal a
Love this version too
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I like a lot of the remixes & new versions but NOT this one
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This is a terrible version! Why, why, why mess with perfection?! It has no feeling anymore. Sad.
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When an artist remakes his own song- I don't think it's a good idea to compare it to the original.... i t ' s just different. He wrote it, he can sing it anyway he wants to. It will always be a classic.
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It sounds too upbeat where the original you could hear sadness in his voice
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Why mess with perfection? This version is terrible...
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prefer the original
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It's ok like the original better
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I would start singing this in class on slow days and and most of the guys would join in. The best, while I fact the irony is the music didn't die.
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kyle1406
Bye-bye Mrs.Amercian Pie
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janette.mari e . n e w t o n
Come on people
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