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By pigsot in the Style of Don McLean
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"American Pie" is a song by American folk rock singer-songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972. In the UK, the single reached No. 2 on its original 1972 release and a reissue in 1991 reached No. 12. The song was listed as the No. 5 song on the RIAA project Songs of the Century. Don McLean wrote the song in Cold Spring, New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The song made its debut in Philadelphia at Temple University when he opened for Laura Nyro on March 14, 1971. The song spans six verses. When asked what "American Pie" meant, McLean jokingly replied, "It means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to." Later, he stated, "You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me ... 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." Except to acknowledge that he first learned about Buddy Holly's February 3, 1959 death when he was folding newspapers for his paper route on the morning of February 4, 1959 (the line "February made me shiver/with every paper I'd deliver"), McLean has generally avoided responding to direct questions about the song lyrics, such as saying, "They're beyond analysis. They're poetry." He also stated in an editorial published in 2009 on the 50th anniversary of the crash that killed Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, that writing the first verse of the song exorcised his long-running grief over Holly's death and that he considers the song to be "a big song (…) that summed up the world known as America." McLean dedicated the American Pie album to Holly. In February 2015, McLean stated publicly that he would reveal the meaning of the lyrics to the song when the original manuscript goes for auction in New York City in April 2015. Comments are appreciated ~ Larry :)
By Cerebraljam in the Style of Don McLean
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If We Try - Olivia Newton-John (written by Don McLean) :) NOTE: I HAVE CHANGED THE URL ON THE PLAYER AS HAVE BEEN INFORMED THAT IT WAS PRESENTING AN ERROR MESSAGE, but this didn't solve the problem. If this happens to you, if you click on the YouTube icon, you should be able to view directly on YouTube. Thanks! When I was a little girl, I had so much admiration for Olivia Newton John, well, if you can call 11/12 little, heh. But anyway, I would play and sing her songs over and over and actually remember all the lyrics! :D What I didn't know is, this rather cute song is actually written by Don McLean! Anyway,.. my very kind friend [url=http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/member/simplystrings]Armond made me this wonderful backing track a wee while ago, and I am only just getting round to recording. Thank Armond! Sorry it's a bit close. Two reasons, I'm trying to shut out my background, and... er, I've forgotten. Thank you for visiting, listening, and commenting. :) I will try and get back to visits real soon. All rights remain with the original artists. I record in a way of tribute and to learn, educational/artistic values and because I love to sing... Yeah! I need a haircut... again... FOR: [url=http://www.singsnap.com/karaoke/forum/topic/ab1197a0]EVERYONE'S A WINNER 'BILLBOARD ALL-TIME TOP 100 ARTISTS' CHALLENGE/SHOWCASE THINGY' 3-3-2015