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.”
64 years after Buddy Holly perished in the Iowa cornfield, Madonna did him proud with the song about him-American Pie-in the hope that the music legacy of both Buddy Holly and Madonna-will never die and live forever! I’m happy and glad American Pie is included on Finally Enough Love!