Here is today's song. If you missed yesterday's song you can find it here
Information on today's song from Wikipedia
Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a number-one U.S. hit for four weeks in 1972. A re-release in 1991 did not chart in the U.S., but reached number 12 in the UK. The song is an abstract story surrounding "The Day the Music Died"--the 1959 airplane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Giles Perry (The Big Bopper) Richardson, Jr. The importance of "American Pie" to America's musical and cultural heritage was recognized by the Songs of the Century education project which listed the song as the number five song of the twentieth century. It is also the longest-running number one Billboard Hot 100 at eight-and-a-half minutes; some Top 40 stations initially played only side two of the single, but the song's popularity eventually forced stations to play the entire piece
American Pie - Don McLean
American Pie - Madonna
This one is an easy pick for me. There is no competition. Don McLean gets my pick for best version hands down. I grew up listing to his song and I don't care for Madonna's version at all.
Which version do you like best?