Quiz: Do You Know All The Words To "American Pie" By Don McLean?

Don McLean, Music
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"Drove my _____ to the levee but the levee was dry..."

Do you really know all of the words to Don McLean's hit single American Pie? Let's see if you can sing along to this lyrics test!

 Jun 14, 2019

1 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"A long long time ago I can still remember how that ______ used to make me _____"
music, smile
tune, cry
song, laugh

2 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And I knew if I had my chance that I could make those people dance and maybe they'd be _____ for a while"
okay
content
happy

3 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"But ___________ made me _____ with every paper I'd deliver, bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step"
December, shiver
January, cold
February, shiver

4 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"I can't remember if I cried when I read about his _________, something touched me deep inside, the day the music died"
widowed bride
widowed wife
new wife

5 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"So bye, bye Miss American Pie ______ my Chevy to the levee but the levee was _____"
took, dry
drove, dry
drove, gone

6 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And them good ole boys were drinking ________ and rye, __________ this'll be the day that I die, this'll be the day that I die"
scotch, singin'
whiskey, singin'
whiskey, sayin'

7 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Did you write the book of _____, and do you have faith in God above, if the Bible tells you so?"
compassion
love
kindness

8 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Do you believe in rock and roll? can _____ save your _______ soul? and can you teach me how to dance real slow?"
praying, doomed
grace, dark
music, mortal

9 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Well, I know that you're ________ with him 'cause I saw you dancin' in the gym"
in love
going out
getting

10 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"You both _______ off your shoes, man, I dig those rhythm and _____"
took, bass
kicked, blues
kicked, beats

11 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck with a pink carnation and a _____"
pickup truck
motorcycle
minivan

12 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"But I knew I was out of _______ the day the music died I started singin'" (CHORUS)
time
good fortune
luck

13 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Now, for _____ years we've been on our own & _____ grows fat on a rolling stone but, that's not how it used to be"
ten, moss
fifty, moss
ten, dust

14 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"When the ________ sang for the king and queen in a _____ he borrowed from James Dean, & a voice that came from you and me"
knight, coat
jester, coat
jester, jacket

15 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Oh and while the _____ was looking down the jester stole his thorny crown, the courtroom was adjourned no verdict was __________"
prince, made
king, returned
king, given

16 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And while _______ read a book on Marx, the quartet practiced in the park & we sang dirges in the dark the _____ the music died we were singin'" (CHORUS)
Lennon, day
Presley, day
Lennon, moment

17 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Helter skelter in a summer swelter, the _____ flew off with a fallout shelter, eight miles _____ and falling fast"
birds, high
crows, high
leaves, up

18 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"It landed foul on the ______ the players tried for a forward pass with the jester on the sidelines in a cast"
grass
field
path

19 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Now the half-time air was sweet _____ while sergeants played a marching tune"
perfume
scent
odor

20 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"We all got up to _____, oh, but we never got the chance"
sing
perform
dance

21 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"'Cause the players tried to take the field, the _____ refused to yield"
marching band
cheerleaders
coaches

22 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Do you recall what was _______ the day the music died? We started singin'" (CHORUS)
exposed
believed
revealed

23 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Oh, and there we were all in one place a generation _______ in space with no time left to start again"
floating
lost
found

24 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"So come on Jack be nimble, Jack be quick Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'Cause _______ is the devil's only friend"
fire
heat
wax

25 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"Oh and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of _____ No angel born in Hell Could break that Satan's _____"
rage, trance
anger, spell
rage, spell

26 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite, I saw Satan laughing with _______ the day the music died he was singin'" (CHORUS)
happiness
joy
delight

27 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"I met a girl who sang the blues and I asked her for some _______ news but she just smiled and turned away"
good
positive
happy

28 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"I went down to the sacred store where I'd heard the _______ years before but the _____ there said the music wouldn't play"
music, man
music, worker
songs, guy

29 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And in the streets the children screamed, the lovers _____, and the poets ______ but not a word was spoken the church bells all were broken"
sobbed, dreamed
cried, wrote
cried, dreamed

30 of 30Finish The Lyrics!

"And the three men I _____ most, The Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost they caught the last train for the _______ the day the music died & they were singing" (CHORUS)
admire, west
love, coast
admire, coast
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

Pretty much everyone has at least heard Don McLean's hit song American Pie before. The catchy and addictive tune is often played at parties, bars, karaoke nights, festivals, and other events where music is played. While the song is fairly upbeat and happy sounding, the lyrics tell a much more serious and sadder story. The repeatedly mentioned phrase "the day the music died" refers to the plane crash in 1959 that killed early rock and roll performers Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens. But the meaning of the other lyrics has long been debated for decades. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was the number-one US hit for four weeks in 1972 and also topped the charts in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. In the UK, the single reached number 2, where it stayed for 3 weeks. And while many people might attempt to sing along to the song's lengthy and detailed lyrics, that doesn't mean they get them all right. Only a true Don McLean fan would know every single last word of the lyrics to American Pie! Do you? We're about to find out! We're going to put your knowledge of this hit tune to the ultimate test. We're going to show you a series of random lyrics from this lengthy song. All you need to do is fill in the correct missing words in order to pass. Sound like fun? We promise you'll be singing along by the end of this fun music quiz. Good luck!