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American Pie

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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
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intricate arranging

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Comments

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
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!!
GIANNI
mommy230
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 song is about such a sad day I am so Glad I wasent there I would have cried and cried
That guy down there that says this songs to long, get a life -,- its telling a story and it has emotion. Its awesome I can't describe it but no, don't say its to long -_-
Fantastic song. Listened with shipmates when we were going into the navy in Charleston SC. Great times! 8 minutes well spent.
drjgarza
Listened to with my teenage buddies in the summer nights, hot, South Texas. Life was just starting...
8+minutes, too long.
I love this song.
This song always makes me emotional. Its just that good <3
God I love this song... Damn... Just... How do you describe it? It's what I think may be the ultimate combination of folk, classic rock, and originality that can never be replaced. If this is the one song that gets eternal fame, I would be glad this is the song passed down generation after generation.
THIS SONG IS STILL ONE OF A KIND!! LOVE IT ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Great early 70s song....Sant a Barbara area hot springs....S e s p e . . . R e d R o c k . . . . M o r r o . . M a t i l i j a . . . .
misagroves
I love his song about Vincent Van Gogh
I Love This Recording Because It was a hit back in my day's :-).
My 6th grade math teacher told us about this, I miss her );
I couldn't take one more step...
This is a great song :)
where's Pete Dierker? this was his favorite song. I like it too.
Dave is happy
By the way senior people what did your parents/gran d p a r e n t s think of YOUR music probably exactly what you think about my generations right so please I ask all here to maintain an open mind for the final freedom is thought and to make the best use of it you must be able to accept others thank you :)
Cangigger the song is about the day the music meaning buddy hollyritchie Caleb's and the big hopper however throughout the song it actually is referencing different musicians of the time lennon John Janis joplin and mcjagger the rolling stones and others that I don't remember
This song is about the 1959 plane crash that killed buddy holly, Ritchie valens, and the big bopper
Wow I haven't listen to this song in like 3 years and it I was just thinking about it wow
Like this song a lot
It was feb 3 1959 jamie
jbaer731
"Can music save your mortal soul?"

What!?!

I was quoting American Pie.

Oh. Have you seen the Weird Al parody?

No.

May the force be with you.

I hate your stupid mortal soul right now.

Ok, now I'm scared.

You should be. Mwah hah hah hah hah hah!
Captain, we're now leaving the Neutral Zone. Bearing into Romulan space!
If you haven't heard Weird Al's parody of this called The Saga Begins, you need to check it out. It is almost as good as this song.
This will be the day i die
Actual lyrics are "drinking whiskey IN rye". Referring to drinking in the neighboring town of Rye when their bar they normally went to was out of what they wanted
The best popsong of the decade!
This generations songs are bad it is just amplified voices and it just repeats but this is real,good,ni c e music
I met a girl who sang the blues. And I asked her for some happy news. But she just smiled and turned away
Gar gar the cat one of the best comment ever made
Long song.... but so worth it
vikingsrule7
The golden age of modern music ended after the turn of the 21st century. Sure, there's still good and meaningful music today, but it's few and far between. Mainstream music today is artificial. It's not about music for sake of music, just money.
The best song ever made
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