Provided to ISgos by Universal Music Group
Vincent · Don McLean
American Pie
℗ 1971 Capitol Records, LLC
Released on: 1988-01-01
Producer, Associated Performer, String Arranger: Ed Freeman
Associated Performer, Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo: Don McLean
Associated Performer, Piano: Warren Bernhardt
Associated Performer, Piano: Ray Colcord
Studio Personnel, Engineer: Tom Flye
Associated Performer, Recording Arranger: Lee Hays
Associated Performer, Marimba, Vibraphone: Mike Mainieri
Associated Performer, Drums, Percussion: Roy Markowitz
Associated Performer, Bass Guitar, Vocals: Robert David Rothstein
Associated Performer, Chorus: West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm And Noise Choir
Composer Lyricist: Don McLean
Auto-generated by ISgos.


  1. lis bella

    lis bella3 dögum síðan

    Linda demais

  2. Vincent

    Vincent3 dögum síðan

    Why was this recommended to me?

  3. Ian Russell

    Ian Russell7 dögum síðan

    Its legendary in its own right, i sing this in karaoke, but although Im good i could never do it justice, so sorry for your loss, your father must have had a great music choice

  4. Fabio Todini

    Fabio Todini7 dögum síðan

    Now I Think I know what you 've tried to say to me

  5. Vigdis Kluver

    Vigdis Kluver10 dögum síðan

    Such a beautiful song. It moves every time I listen to it.

  6. Brian Richards

    Brian Richards12 dögum síðan

    Trying to find you patti

  7. Brian Richards

    Brian Richards12 dögum síðan

    Beautiful,then and still today

  8. Charles Badgley

    Charles Badgley12 dögum síðan

    The beauty of this song is rarely heard.

  9. Robert Maich

    Robert Maich13 dögum síðan

    A Masterpiece in songwriting. Vincent's paintings put to words and song through love.

  10. Debora Marchesi

    Debora Marchesi17 dögum síðan

    A masterpiece, thank you for this wonderful song and tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, deeply moving, it makes me cry

  11. Cynthia Simpson

    Cynthia Simpson27 dögum síðan

    Blacks suffered for their sanity......

  12. Adelia Hogarth

    Adelia Hogarth28 dögum síðan

    Such beautiful words, music and voice, honouring a beautiful soul.

  13. John Woods

    John WoodsMánuði síðan

    No greater tribute has been paid to a fellow human being. Perfection in poetry, empathy and humanity

  14. Beverly Snayers

    Beverly Snayers8 dögum síðan

    Beautifully said. I don't have words for the beauty of this song....

  15. david hutchinson

    david hutchinson29 dögum síðan

    John Woods well said sir

  16. Penelope Ann King

    Penelope Ann KingMánuði síðan

    I always loved this song. I even named my first born Son, Vincent.

  17. Leoresa Salinas

    Leoresa SalinasMánuði síðan

    2020 ❤

  18. hope psaros

    hope psarosMánuði síðan

    This was my papou ( grandfather's) favourite song. Now that he has passed whenever I hear it it reminds me of him. Such a touching song

  19. 0135 crane

    0135 craneMánuði síðan

    ..... such poignant poetry in motion 👍👍

  20. Richard Conner

    Richard ConnerMánuði síðan


  21. Denise Hedden

    Denise HeddenMánuði síðan

    🥀Beautiful Sad Love Song🥀

  22. Christopher Evans

    Christopher EvansMánuði síðan

    Who on earth are the 2.4k who dislike this? Such sad people.

  23. 식은고기

    식은고기Degi Síðan síðan

    It's youtube's doing

  24. Charles Badgley

    Charles Badgley12 dögum síðan

    A lot of people wouldn't know a great song if it bit them in the ass!

  25. Ludwig van Beethoven

    Ludwig van BeethovenMánuði síðan

    They would not listen, they're not listening still, perhaps they never will

  26. Harry Cox

    Harry CoxMánuði síðan

    As beautiful as Gogh's paintings. I how soothing it is musically too.

  27. BlackScreen

    BlackScreenMánuði síðan

    This is definitely my favorite song, I made a cover of this on my channel! This is an amazing song :)!

  28. zebra3stripes

    zebra3stripesMánuði síðan

    Probably won't hear a better song, so I'll just slice my ear off now.

  29. Neolia Lindemann

    Neolia LindemannMánuði síðan

    My first all time favourite song since early childhood. Thank you so much for your music. Love and Blessings from Germany!

  30. Oh dear me

    Oh dear me2 mánuðum síðan

    They NEVER will!

  31. allison hunter

    allison hunter2 mánuðum síðan

    The ultimate nod, beautiful people acknowledge other beautiful creative souls

  32. John Woods

    John WoodsMánuði síðan


  33. Sudeshna Chakraborty

    Sudeshna Chakraborty2 mánuðum síðan

    Vincent Van Gogh......

  34. Ana Canalli

    Ana Canalli2 mánuðum síðan

    Starry, starry night Paint your palette blue and grey Look out on a summer's day With eyes that know the darkness in my soul Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills In colors on the snowy linen land Now I understand What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free They would not listen, they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now Starry, starry night Flaming flowers that brightly blaze Swirling clouds in violet haze Reflect in Vincent's eyes of china blue Colors changing hue Morning fields of amber grain Weathered faces lined in pain Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand Now I understand What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free They would not listen, they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now For they could not love you But still your love was true 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 Starry, starry night Portraits hung in empty halls Frameless heads on nameless walls With eyes that watch the world and can't forget Like the strangers that you've met The ragged men in the ragged clothes The silver thorn, a bloody rose Lie crushed and broken on the virgin snow Now I think I know What you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity And how you tried to set them free They would not listen, they're not listening still Perhaps they never will

  35. Mark Temsic

    Mark TemsicDegi Síðan síðan

    Thanks for posting... almost 50 years now... Beautiful..👍

  36. Ralph Mahon

    Ralph Mahon2 mánuðum síðan


  37. Deb Carsey

    Deb Carsey2 mánuðum síðan

    This is poignant after watching the Doctor Who episode and Leonard Nimoy's one man show about Vincent, which is on ISgos.

  38. codyjones109

    codyjones1092 mánuðum síðan

    I fight the tears every time I hear this song. I suppose i cry for my own weakness of not being able to say to those near me they are beautiful and I care. just care..

  39. david hutchinson

    david hutchinson29 dögum síðan

    Ditto dear

  40. michael carvlin

    michael carvlinMánuði síðan

    Keep caring and view "Lust for Life".

  41. Allan

    Allan2 mánuðum síðan

    Odd. In 1972 I never once wished it was 2020.

  42. norival pereira de almeida

    norival pereira de almeida2 mánuðum síðan

    Obra imortal! !!!!!

  43. Nipple

    Nipple2 mánuðum síðan

    vingibvvv cencnfg

  44. Madalyn Muehlheausler

    Madalyn Muehlheausler3 mánuðum síðan

    My art teacher is letting us learn about him!!. And she loves this song. She's such a good teacher. She's retiring next year

  45. Deb Carsey

    Deb Carsey2 mánuðum síðan

    Madalyn Muehlheausler hopefully, you've watched the Leonard Nimoy one man show that's on ISgos. Very very poignant

  46. puneet shukla

    puneet shukla3 mánuðum síðan

    He is bestest

  47. ciena r

    ciena r3 mánuðum síðan

    this was played at my friend’s funeral in 2018, still breaks my heart to hear this song play. i miss you angelica ❤️

  48. Vincent L

    Vincent L3 mánuðum síðan

    Miss you

  49. peter trex

    peter trex3 mánuðum síðan

    ☆☆☆☆☆ME GUSTA ☆☆☆☆☆

  50. patrea lynn

    patrea lynn4 mánuðum síðan

    such sad words. from my days.the 70s. when the words meant so much more than now.class of 1973 here.

  51. Hayden Clay

    Hayden Clay4 mánuðum síðan

    This song was released in March of 1972.

  52. markers silent dreamer

    markers silent dreamer4 mánuðum síðan

    With each word spoken, they listen, our trials and hopes taken into life. Though maybe some never will hear as they lay there for eternity projecting ideas and whispers of just who we are or what we are going through. There lies truth of things. The blessings of life given and taken by intensity of words. Now see beyond them and show no fear. Each is a lesson of how and why they do. Those words of faith live golden in a heart forever. That's the beauty we all possess. See the better path and live it. That's the beauty of life's journey. That to me is true beauty. 🙏

  53. codyjones109

    codyjones10915 dögum síðan

    so peaceful and thoughtful ty

  54. Ammoniumbicarbonat

    Ammoniumbicarbonat5 mánuðum síðan

    Why is there so many dislikes?

  55. 2catsdogs

    2catsdogs20 dögum síðan

    @Jon Holder o

  56. John Woods

    John WoodsMánuði síðan

    The DNA Pool has a vast shallow end where such folk as Donald Trump and other imbeciles can be found drowning.

  57. Jon Holder

    Jon HolderMánuði síðan

    $20 says the dislikes are due to his domestic violence issues.

  58. Paulo Santos

    Paulo SantosMánuði síðan

    crazy people, probably!

  59. Apathy

    ApathyMánuði síðan

    Homophobes most-likely

  60. LeAnne Jones

    LeAnne Jones5 mánuðum síðan

    I love this song even though it makes me cry, everytime i hear it... Its such a sad song!

  61. kurt krause

    kurt krause5 mánuðum síðan

    Thanks Don.....


    FAKYOUH BISHH10 mánuðum síðan

    So like wtf can't I find the studio version of this just by searching? Fuck you ISgos

  63. Da Best

    Da BestÁri síðan

    I love this song even though its probably innacurate

  64. Mirela Salihovic

    Mirela SalihovicMánuði síðan

    Great song...

  65. Amanda Colleen Williams

    Amanda Colleen WilliamsÁri síðan

    This is one of the masterpieces of songwriting that my dad was still studying on his deathbed. So much beauty here.

  66. codyjones109

    codyjones10910 dögum síðan

    yes it is...

  67. Seth Ott

    Seth OttÁri síðan

    I'm not even a fan of rap, but I was still amazed to find out this was Tupac's favorite song and his girlfriend even played it as he was dying in the hospital. Just goes to show how powerful and beautiful this masterpiece is.

  68. O.OGÉire

    O.OGÉire2 mánuðum síðan

    @Carolyn Hart what happened in this comment section I think someone deleted a comment

  69. Carolyn Hart

    Carolyn Hart2 mánuðum síðan

    @Oddity nah some dude robert replied to our little sethy here saying rappers have no brains and all they care abt is violence etc.... just stupid shit

  70. Oddity

    Oddity2 mánuðum síðan

    @Carolyn Hart Some dude: I don't really like rap, but some rapper liked this song, so cool. youtube comment section: I am going to ruin this man's career

  71. Carolyn Hart

    Carolyn Hart3 mánuðum síðan

    @Robert Fiander this comment fucking REEKS... rappers have no brains? it takes so much creativity to write rhymes like Tupac. you're the one without brains lmao

  72. Abc D

    Abc D3 mánuðum síðan

    Robert Fiander idiot alert. Not all his songs are about hoes money and violence everybody knows that

  73. i cum and go

    i cum and goÁri síðan

    Who the FUCK dislikes likes??? what, Drake is more your style? damn fools

  74. LochSween

    LochSweenÁri síðan

    Beautiful song which stirs fond memories of Myra Waddell from Knightswood, Glasgow - when we were both patients in Mearnskirk Hospital near Glasgow in 1972. I hope that life has been wonderful for her.

  75. Alvin

    Alvin3 mánuðum síðan

    have you tried to search her on Facebook?

  76. Anthony Flavin

    Anthony FlavinÁri síðan

    good song

  77. ELAW RightOn

    ELAW RightOnÁri síðan

    ...the story of Vincent Van Gogh is sad.

  78. larrytaggett

    larrytaggett2 árum síðan

    Over 40 years of listening to this. And, it gets prettier and prettier.

  79. Aunt Vesuvi

    Aunt Vesuvi2 árum síðan


  80. puneet shukla

    puneet shukla3 mánuðum síðan


  81. cindy gutierrez

    cindy gutierrez2 árum síðan

    I just found this song. I used to say the 70s was my least favorite decade for music, but newfound songs like this have made me learn to appreciate the 70s much more. Great song :)

  82. Martina Montecinos

    Martina MontecinosMánuði síðan

    The problem started in the 80s, when commercial music began to be above good music. The 60s and 70s are the best, the calm ages. Listening to this kind of music is like watching the Beedrom in arles from van gogh's, maybe they will actually hear it someday, even more than they did in the 70s. There is so much music with the potential of the beatles, that people just forgot or just didn't give it the attention it deserved

  83. bjswcs

    bjswcs2 mánuðum síðan

    Cindy you're far too young to have such a closed mind, and of all There's such a vast work of music which can still change your mind.

  84. Justin Foster

    Justin FosterÁri síðan

    cindy gutierrez Cindy got religion. She had it once before but when she heard my ole guitar, she's the first one on the floor.

  85. Gregarious Solitudinist

    Gregarious Solitudinist2 árum síðan

    the top 100 songs of the 70's included music across all genres. They were all played on the same radio stations. Country, Rock, R&B, Blues, all popular at the same time. Aerosmith, Glenn Campbell and Stevie Wonder might all three have songs in the Top 40 for any given week. Enjoyed your comment. Thanks.

  86. Abhi Johal

    Abhi Johal2 árum síðan

    The best song ever made.

  87. Kris Low

    Kris LowMánuði síðan

    @teamhex how the fuck do you "objectively" judge someone's opinion? Go on then, Mr Smart ass, what is the objective answer to what is the best song ever made?

  88. O.OGÉire

    O.OGÉire2 mánuðum síðan

    @teamhex it's an opinion lad you can't tell him whether it is or not. Personally I don't think it is either but your opinion means nothing to him or her

  89. teamhex

    teamhexÁri síðan

    That's just plain not true. Objectively and subjectively. It's not bad, it's just not the best song ever made.

  90. janet fish

    janet fish2 árum síðan

    Abhi Johal extremely hard to play and sing :/ much harder than More Than Words by Extreme

  91. Abhi Johal

    Abhi Johal2 árum síðan

    Goddamit I am still listening to this