Apologies to Mr Holly
Madonna – ‘American Pie’
I have a great deal of respect for Madonna. she can arguably lay claim to being the ultimate pop icon. However, even Her Madge-esty is not immune from the occasional balls-up. This, her catastrophic version of Don McClean’s masterpiece was undoubtedly her lowest ebb. From the very first simpered lines, Madonna proceeds to cheerfully chew up this iconic track until it resembles what I imagine those slimey tracks snails leave behind would sound like if played through a gramophone.