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"American Pie"
Released March 3, 2000
Length 4:33
Writer(s) Madonna
Don McLean
Producer(s) Madonna
William Orbit

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"American Pie" is a song off Madonna's eighth studio album Music and was featured on the soundtrack for the film The Next Best Thing. The song was featured on the European version of the album.

Background

Her cover is much shorter than the original (it contains only the beginning of the first verse and all of the second and sixth verses) and was recorded as a dance-pop song. It was co-produced by Madonna and William Orbit, after Rupert Everett (Madonna's co-star in The Next Best Thing) had convinced her to cover the song for the film's soundtrack.

The song was added as a bonus track on the Music album (outside the US). In an interview with BBC's Jo Whiley in November 2001, Madonna admits regretting this decision, which "a certain record company exec twisted her arm into doing". To 'punish' the song, it wasn't included in GHV2.

Music Video

Music Video Information
Madonna - American Pie04:31

Madonna - American Pie

Released Unknown
Length 4:30
Director Philipp Stölzl
Production Co None
Choreographer N/A
Filmed Unknown
Location LA
VEVO views 1+ Million Views


Lyrics

A long long time ago I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile
And I knew that if I had my chance
I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so
Now do you believe in rock 'n roll
And can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow

Well, I know that you're in love with him
Cause I saw you dancin in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew that I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singing

Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
And good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin this will be the day that I die
This will be the day that I die

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
Well, I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

Well now in the streets the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire the most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

We started singing

Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
And good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin this will be the day that I die
This will be the day that I die

Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
And good old boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singin this will be the day that I die
This will be the day that I die

We started singin'
We started singin'
We started singin'


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