American Pie hits the charts 40 years on

Don McLean’s original recording of American Pie returned to the UK charts on February 12th, 40 years after its first release. In 1972 the song peaked at number 2; in 1991 it’s official re-release saw it climb into the UK top-10 and in 2000 Madonna’s version reached number 1. The song also charted in the UK top-40 in 1994 with Just Luis’s remix.



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  1. I liked American Pie so much that I named my 1993 ford pu and my 1968 BSA white. Lightning motor cycle American Pie on title no shit lol PS insurance co. Made me switch truck back to my name after 5. years .bike still says American Pie on Title it’s in a. Box I. Had the bike since 1981 one day I will get it going:) thanks for sharing your God Givenn Talent with the world James c. Rehrer

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