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Fun Music Information -> Don McLean

Album cover parody of American Pie by DON MCLEAN
Parody album cover
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This is the most recent information about Don McLean that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Don McLean, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Don McLean or Madonna, Don Mclain, Don McClean, Don MacLean, Don Mcclean, Don Maclean, Don MacLane

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Vincent Price""Vincent"Paul Warren

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Everybody Loves Me, Baby,"I doubt it!Yvette Bristle
"Falling Through Time,"You can't fall through time.Yvette Bristle
"American Pie,"Even cannibals do not make pie from Americans.JC Foster
"Castles In The Air,"Pam Tabor
"American Pie,"Since when is pie made of Americans?BB Krak

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Food For Thought," UB40"American Pie," Don McLean
"Fire In The Sky," The Dirt Band"It's Just The Sun," Don McLean
"Too Hot," Kool & The Gang"It's Just The Sun," Don McLean
"Food, Glorious Food," Cast Of Oliver"American Pie," Don McLean
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"America Pie" originally "American Pie"
BentleyBro
"American Pi" originally "American Pie"
But I thought pi was Greek?
Peter

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Everybody Loves Moe, Baby" originally "Everybody Loves Me, Baby"
Yvette Bristle
"Everybody Loves Mae, Baby" originally "Everybody Loves Me, Baby"
Yvette Bristle
"Everybody Loves Mel, Baby" originally "Everybody Loves Me, Baby"
Yvette Bristle
"Everybody Loves Meg, Baby" originally "Everybody Loves Me, Baby"
Yvette Bristle
"Everybody Loves Men, Baby" originally "Everybody Loves Me, Baby"
Yvette Bristle

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"American Tie" originally "American Pie"
Serafina
"American Lie" originally "American Pie"
Frank
"It's Just The Nun" originally "It's Just The Sun"
Candy Welty
"It's Just The Gun" originally "It's Just The Sun"
Candy Welty
"It's Just The Fun" originally "It's Just The Sun"
Candy Welty

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Recordings:

Jan 31
a parody of "American Pie" by Don McLean
If Don McLean's biggest hit and William Shakespeare's biggest hit had a bastard child, it might look something like this. It's Amiright's first Song of the Year winner, and it's finally received the full Robert Lund treatment. The song will be featured on the Funny Music Project (TheFuMP.com) beginning February 15; until then, it's exclusively available on Below Average Dave's site, badave.com. Lend me your ears. I might give 'em back.
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Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"American Pie""The Day I Lost My Mind"Onslaught
"American Pie""Russian Pie"Michael Pacholek
"American Pie""The Day the Dinos Died"Jeff "Dr Chordate" Moran
"American Pie""Make America Great"Bob Gomez
"INTRO; OUTRO American Pie""The Day She Walked The Aisle"Callmedaddy
"American Pie""Tolkienian Pie"Susanna Viljanen
"Vincent""Robin"Paul warren
"American Pie""Let The Angels Fly"jammyb
"Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)""Infants (Sorry, Sorry Write)"Troll Survivor
"Vincent (Starry Starry Night)""Scary Scary Guy"Rex Ungericht

There are additional song parodies available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
American PieSaddam's personal bakerySkool_gurlz_kill_boys
American PieIraqi Baking GoodsJohn Harvey

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Slice Of Your Pie
   Motley Crue
American Pie
   Don McLean
Slice Of Your American Pie
GlamRockNinjaLord
I'm Afraid of Americans
   David Bowie
American Pie
   Don Mclean
I'm Afraid of American Pie
That Chevrolet commercial has me totally spooked!
Psycho Librarian
King Of Pain
   The Police
Crying
   Don McLean
King Of Crying
Emotional!
Diddims
Help Me, Rhonda
   The Beach Boys
Vincent
   Don McLean
Help Me, Rhonda Vincent
Rhonda Vincent is a bluegrass singer. Heard of her, haven't you?
Valerie Cameron
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Don McLeann Rimes
Don McLean combined with LeAnn Rimes
Submitted By: O.J. Chamberlain

Misheard Lyrics:

"Vincent"
Misheard Lyrics:
Morning feels November gray
Original Lyrics:
Morning fields of amber grain
"American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
With a fake carnation and a picker drug
Original Lyrics:
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
"Vincent"
Misheard Lyrics:
Padres hung in empty halls.
Original Lyrics:
Portraits hung in empty halls.
"Vincent"
Misheard Lyrics:
How you suffered for your cemetery
Original Lyrics:
How you suffered for your sanity
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"American Pie"
Misheard Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage from Kenfuck.
Original Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck

Story about this misheard lyric by: Dal Daniels

I always wondered how they could play this on the radio.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
My, I miss banana cream pie... drove my Chevy to the deli but the shelves they were dry... the good ole store had only white bread and rye, so I said this will be a day that I cry... this will be a day of no pie!!
Original Lyrics:
Bye, bye Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry, and good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye, singing this will be the day that I die, this will be the day that I die.
Submitted by: Rob G.
"American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
The day the music died
I started singing
Bye, bye, Walt Disney Company lies
Want to partake of my culture, but my culture's run dry
Long copyright caused creators to cry
Singin' now you know the reason I'll die
Now you know the reason I'll die
Original Lyrics:
The day the music died
I started singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die
Submitted by: Sheogorath
"American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
It was some time ago,
It was at a picnic we were eating normal food one day.
Then some old lady, acting odd
Put really weird stuff in her bod,
And didn’t stop till they took her away.
She first sent a fly to her stomach.
Part of her appetite eccentric.
She ran around eating,
Like a T Rex on a fling.
Some weird logic she did apply as her stomach became a pig sty.
But never did we learn just why,
She went and ate that fly.
We started singin’,

My, my, she just swallowed a fly,
Then a spider went inside her,
and her plate she piled high.
With so much stuff, it would make anyone cry,
This’ll be the day that she dies.
This’ll be the day that she dies.
Original Lyrics:
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
And maybe they'd be happy for a while.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

(I started singing)
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
Then good old boys were
drinkin' whiskey and rye,
singin'
this'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die.
Submitted by: Doug Baseball
There are additional parody fragments available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"American Pie"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
Why They're Misrhymed:
A massive clunk in the middle of a fabulous song. I shudder every time I hear it
Submitted by: Mike Stoat
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"American Pie"
The Lyrics:
When the jester sang for the King and Queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
Who They Mention:
James Dean
Submitted by: Donna Gelpigi
"Vincent"
The Lyrics:
And when no hope was left in sight
On that starry, starry night
You took your life as lovers often do
But I could have told you, Vincent
This world was never meant
For one as beautiful as you
Who They Mention:
Vincent Van Gogh
Submitted by: FussBudget

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"American Pie"
The Lyrics:
Drove my Chevy to the levee
but the levee was dry
Product Brand Name:
Chevrolet
Submitted by: Heather Brockwell
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"American Pie"
The Song Lyrics:
Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
Song They Mention:
Helter Skelter, by the Beatles
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"American Pie"
The Song Lyrics:
Did you write the book of love
Song They Mention:
"Who wrote the Book of Love?" Originally by the Monotones, covered by several other bands
Submitted by: Ra'akone
There are additional Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Wonderful Baby"
Opening Lines:
Wonderful baby, livin' on love
Comments:
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
 

Song Title Space Change:

"Cast Les In The Air" originally "Castles In The Air"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"American Pie"
The Lyrics:
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye.
Why:
First of all, "Them" is a pronoun, not a demonstrative adjective. So "Those" (which can be an adjective as well as a pronoun) should be used here instead of "Them". Also. "whiskey and rye" could be a grammatically faultless (if unlikely) reference if "rye" referred to the unprocessed grain rye or to rye meal. But when "rye" refers to a drink (as the context clearly indicates here), that drink is a type of whiskey. So when referring to drinks, "whiskey and rye" is like saying "colors and red". A more correct reference would be "whiskey including rye". But of course that would be hard-put to fit the song's meter, and arguably lyrically awkward even if it did fit metrically.
Submitted by: Andrea Greenleaf
 

Band Name Anagrams:

Old Men Can Submitted by: Keira Dayley
Yes, they can do a lot of things.
Conan Meld Submitted by: Puton
Old Can Men Submitted by: Ed
Al Condemn Submitted by: Putto
Damn Clone Submitted by: Evan

There are additional Band Name Anagrams available.

Song Title Anagrams:

"A Main Recipe" originally "American Pie"
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Marina Piece" originally "American Pie"
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Airman Piece" originally "American Pie"
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Mania Recipe" originally "American Pie"
Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
"Red Deli" originally "Dreidel"
Submitted by: Sutch

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Super Long Pop Songs:

"American Pie" Length: 8:32
Most songs played an edited version of this, and the 45 was split into two parts, but a lot of stations prefer to play the unedited album version.
Submitted by: crazydon

Song Title Acrostics:

AH: "Ancient History"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Thistles In Cay Air" originally "Castles In The Air"
Submitted by: Peter

Upbeat Songs With Depressing Lyrics:

"American Pie"
The Lyrics:
I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
with a pink carnation and a pickup truck,
but I knew I was out of luck
the day the music died.
Why:
The song is about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper and the reaction to their passing. Here, he knows it's not the right time for a date.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Castles In The Air"
The Lyrics:
Save me from all the trouble and the pain.
I know I’m weak, but I can’t face that girl again.
Why:
The tune to this song are generally upbeat, and these two lines in particular are melodically rousing. Even the song title has possibly romantic imagery. But the song's overall message is entirely downbeat, and these two lines in particular are a desperate-sounding plea to be spared some unbearable situation.
Submitted by: Olga Ruiz

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"American Pie"
1999 teen sex comedy; inexplicably became a hit.
Submitted by: oldrock

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"American Pie"
The Lyrics:
And there we were all in one place,
A generation lost in space.
Why:
"Lost In Space" TV show
Submitted by: Blake DeKalb
 

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