- American Pie
played so many times on so many different radio stations that
it seems crazy how Madonna's cover version of "American
Pie" only went on sale on February 28th here in the U.K..
hand in hand with producer-of-the-moment William
Orbit, Madonna had a lot to live up to when embarking
on her latest project. A project that would create a disco
dance out of Don McLean's classic and lengthy song, originally
a number two hit back in 1972. But with Orbit at the helm,
fresh from his own classical music solo album, and the legend
of Madonna taking the microphone, everything passes along
smoothly and the single is sure to be a huge UK hit.
as long as the 70's version, but has the get-up-and-go club
feel that will keep it in the charts for many, many weeks.
All of which does no damage at all to her career's Phoenix-like
comeback following the 12 million-selling Ray
Of Light album, which won her four Grammy's last year
and featured the track "Beautiful Stranger" from
Austin Powers 2:
The Spy Who Shagged Me.
Pie" is also taken from a forthcoming film, The
Next Best Thing, which will be on release from April
10th and also features another Madonna track, a new ballad
called "Time Stood Still."
Duncan's thoughts of Madonna's version of "American Pie."