Since its release in 1971, Don McLean’s epic, eight-and-a-half-minute song “American Pie” has become an enduring part of American culture.

It’s sold millions of copies, been covered by multiple different artists, and was even the subject of a 2022 Paramount+ documentary called The Day the Music Died: The Story of Don McLean’s American Pie. (It also held the record for being the longest song to reach No. 1 for almost 50 years before Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (10 Minute Version)” broke the record in 2021.)

In 2000, the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna, recorded her own version of the song to promote the soundtrack to her movie The Next Best Thing, co-starring Rupert Everett.

The film is about a single yoga instructor named Abbie (Madonna), who decides to raise a child with her gay best friend, Robert (Everett). When their friendship falls apart, a bitter custody battle ensues. And in the end, nobody is happy.

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