Don McLean - American Pie
( delish.com / December 3, 2012 )
It's no surprise that this song made the list. Ever since its debut in 1971, American Pie's lyrics have been regarded as cryptic, continuing to baffle critics and fans alike even today. While Don McLean has spoken on the subject directly, his responses, like his lyrics, have remained ambiguous. While the only concrete evidence can be traced to Buddy Holly (since Don McLean dedicated the album to him), the song should be about pie whether it's apple, blueberry or chocolate. Nowadays, it wouldn't be surprising if someone thought the song was based off the American Pie movie franchise (even though the film was released almost 30 years after the song's premiere).