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Parodies outlive the songs

Wikipedia entry on American Pie. Wow, I didn’t realize the lyrics were so carefully chosen.

Wierd Al Yankovic does a Star Wars parody on the song.  From Wikipedia entry on that:

The song managed to give an accurate account of the film, even though the song was written before the film was released. Yankovic says that he wrote the song based on information from Internet spoilers. McLean not only approved the song, but he has also since said that his children have played it so much that he has a tendency to accidentally sing Yankovic’s lyrics when performing “American Pie” in concert

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