Don McLean
American Pie





Release Year: 1971

Rankings: All-Time #345 / 1970s #79 / 1971 #15


Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010) 1002
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2015 Update) 1002
Boom 99.7 (USA) - The Top 499 Songs of All Time (2016) 82
Bruce Pollock (USA) - The 7,500 Most Important Songs of 1944-2000 (2005) No Order
Dave Marsh & Kevin Stein (USA) - The 40 Best of the Top 40 Singles by Year (1981) 40
Grammy Hall of Fame Albums and Songs (USA) No Order
Greil Marcus (USA) - STRANDED: "Treasure Island" Singles (1979) No Order
Life (USA) - 40 Years of Rock & Roll, 5 Songs for Each Year 1952-91 (Updated 1995) No Order
National Recording Preservation Board (USA) - The National Recording Registry No Order
RIAA and NEA (USA) - 365 Songs of the Century (2001) 5
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (USA) - 500 Songs That Shaped Rock (1995) No Order
Steve Crawford (USA) - 1,000 Essential Songs from the 1970s (2015) 101
Steve Sullivan (USA) - Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings Volumes 1-4 (2013, 2017) 21-100
Tim Morse (USA) - The Stories Behind the Greatest Songs of All Time (1998) No Order
VH1 (USA) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2000) 19
inStash (USA) - Top 100: Greatest Songs (Of All Time) (2010) 19
2FM (Ireland) - Top 100 Singles of All Time (2003) 23
Charlie Gillett (UK) - Sound Of The City: Playlist 1946-1971 (1983) No Order
Dave Thompson (UK) - 1000 Songs that Rock Your World (2011) 43
David Hepworth (UK) - 1971 - Never a Dull Moment: Rock's Golden Year (2016) No Order
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2009) 70
Neil McCormick, The Telegraph (UK) - The 100 Greatest Songs of All Time (2015) 71
Paul Roland (UK) - CD Guide to Pop & Rock, 100 Essential Singles (2001) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - 500 Songs You Need to Hear (2006) No Order
Sean Egan (USA) - The Little Black Book of Music: Key Songs (2007) No Order
Zig Zag (UK) - Gillett & Frith's Hot 100 Singles (1975) No Order
Hartbeat! (Germany) - Top 100 Singles by 15 Critics (1997) 225
1,001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die, and 10,001 You Must Download (2010 - French Edition) 1002
Gilles Verlant and Thomas Caussť (France) - 3000 Rock Classics (2009, update 2013) No Order
El Pais (Spain) - 100 Musicians Choose 100 Songs That Changed Their Lives (2009) 92
Max (Australia) - The Top 1000 Greatest Songs of All Time (2013) 57
Ezio Guaitamacchi (Italy) - Mille canzoni che ci hanno cambiato la vita [1,000 Songs That Changed Our Lives] (2009) No Order
Jam (Italy) - 100 Songs to Understand Rock (2004) No Order
Luca Sofri (Italy) - Playlist: 2978 canzoni di cui non potete fare a meno [2,978 Songs You Can't Live Without] (2008) No Order
Massimo Cotto (Italy) - We Will Rock You: 709 Canzoni [709 Songs] (2009) No Order
Giannis Petridis (Greece) - 2004 of the Best Songs of the Century (2003) No Order
End of Year Lists
Grammy Awards (USA) - Record of the Year Nominee