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American Pie

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
a prominent rhythm piano part
varying tempo and time signatures
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
thru composed melodic style
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

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His concert was deeply moving
Love this song
Brings back a lot memories.I saw Don Mclean when he came to Brisvegas recently. He still has it.
Did you know that's where the teenage mutant ninja turtles got their name? Also the famous painter Michael Angelo
Saint Michael : savior of humanity
Saint Rapheal : Gods medicine
You tube video ( Wizard of Oz/Pink Floyd )
Or*** spellcheck
Helter skelter- is that a song name on band name ?
God bless America ?
This song has that weak, creepy vibe to it, I'm sorry
never gets old
Yes, it is.
Isn't this song about when Buddy Holly and other rock legends died in a plane crash?
It's a roller coaster ride , when you put a lot of effort into something, then, get shunned away , after a while, people realize there actually was something special there ...example : nirvana
Bloody Sunday
dhuss2002
This analysis is interesting. https://www. y o u t u b e . c o m / w a t c h ? v = Q 7 x A A 6 6 k F V o
It's incredible. This song does not get old. It still sounds as fresh as it did when I was 16 in 1971! One of the all time greats!
Bye shugah
I don't hear enough of this song.
The song is great and so is the parody by wierd al
Sometimes these songs just get it right
And the Holy Ghost....
Definitely the best song
The best song ever
I will show you the light *
My earphones just broked :( they brokedeted
I use to sing this song with my classmates in the beginning of my math class, along with our awesome teacher Dan.
Brings back old memories for my dad
I'm ashamed to admit it but first time I sang this on band hero, thought it was weird als parody . I'm happy to admit that I can still sing this on pitch and its been 7 years... nd some people say girls can't sing in slowish pitches
Never forget hearing that line...I love Chevys.
Drove my Chevy to the Levy but the Levy was dry...Bail Out.....Dry ..........Le v y . . . . . # w a y I...spell... i t .
To the real guitarist
I played this song on Band Hero and i was the guitarist and my arm was so sore after the song was over so I give a lot of credit to real guitarist
That album cover reminds me of my dad! It was in heavy rotation circa 1976.
I'm thankful for my parents introducing good music like this to me <3
I agree.
This song is so freakin long! But I love it!
The only 8 min song I find tolerable.
and all the other famous people on the plane but waylon jennings was going to ride but the big bopper took his seat on the plane because waylon was sick and he said i hope you freeze on the bus and waylon said i hope the plane crashes..... . . . . a s we know the plane crashed with no survivorsthe day the music died
This song is about the Big Hoppers death
gageenk218
Great song
NOICE
pauljlyons
I have no idea how Don McLean channeled this tune but it is one of my favorite contemporary {1970+} songs...if not my all time fave. I still don't understand what his lyrics mean but I have my ideas. Any thoughts folks????
Im only 12 and i loooveee this song!!! Im lucky i have the dad i have or id probably never have herd this or carry on my wayward song (along with the help of supernatural )
1.Kiss your left hand
2.Say your crushes name
3.Say your name
4.Pick a school day
5.Post this on 15 other songs and your crush will ask you out the day you picked
This was my first favorite song. I loved it even if i couldn't appreciate the lyrics at the time. Today to be honest I am tired of it although it will always hold a special place in my heart.
This is an amazing song!!!!
best song ever!!
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