Today in Madonna History: February 12, 2000

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On February 12 2000, Madonna’s American Pie video first aired on MTV. The video was directed by Philipp Stölzl, with Madonna’s parts being filmed in London.

What did Don McLean think about Madonna’s cover of his hit song?

“It is a gift for her to have recorded American Pie. I think it is sensual and mystical. I also feel that she’s chosen autobiographical verses that reflect her career and personal history. I have received many gifts from God but this is the first time I have ever received a gift from a goddess.”

One thought on “Today in Madonna History: February 12, 2000

  1. Don Mclean is right on point! In American Pie, Madonna wisely kept the verses and parts of the song that were important to her and the context of her life! In this way, Madonna did Buddy Holly proud! Brilliant, Madonna!

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