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Don McLean

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Biography

Don McLean (born October 2, 1945 in New Rochelle, New York) is an American singer-songwriter, most famous for his 1971 song "American Pie", released from the album of the same name, about the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper (Jiles Perry (J.P.) (Jape) Richardson, Jr.). The song, an international number one single, spawned the phrase "The Day the Music Died," referring to the day of the crash [3 February 1959]. It was later listed as the No. 5 song on the RIAA project 'Songs of the Century'.

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Top Songs

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  1.  
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    A long long time ago
    I can still remember how
    That music used to make me smile
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    American Pie  -  2,127,781 plays
  2.  
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    Starry, starry night
    Paint your palette blue and gray
    Look out on a summer's day
    With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
    Shadows on the hills
    Vincent  -  603,196 plays
  3.  
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    I was all right for a while
    I could smile for a while
    But when I saw you last night
    You held my hand so tight
    When you stopped to say hello
    Crying  -  108,941 plays
  4.  
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    And I love you so
    The people ask me how
    How I've lived till now?
    I tell them I don't know
    I guess they understand
    And I Love You So  -  116,428 plays
  5.  
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    And if she asks you why, you can tell her that I told you
    That I'm tired of castles in the air
    I've got a dream I want the world to share
    And castle walls just lead me to despair
    Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky
    Castles In The Air  -  128,023 plays
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