American Pie

Apparently today is National Pie Day in the USA (!), so I felt that the most appropriate song to play would be Don McLean’s 1971 song American Pie! The lyrics of this song are a bit cryptic, although McLean admitted that “the day the music died” referred to the death of Buddy Holly. At 8 minutes and 33 seconds, it’s one of the longest songs to reach #1, but was beaten by Oasis: All Around the World ran for 9 minutes and 38 seconds!

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