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post Mar 9 2017, 10:12 AM
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By Rob Copsey

Like so many moments in Madonna's career, opinion was split over her cover of Don McLean's cover of American Pie back in 2000.

Released to promote her then-upcoming film Next Best Thing - a critically panned comedy-drama which she starred in alongside Rupert Everett - musos didn't like that she'd taken on an American country-rock classic, chopped it in half (her version is considerably shorter than the eight-and-a-half minute original) and given it a synthy dance-pop twist.

But if anyone can turn controversy into a success, it's Madonna, and that she did: American Pie debuted at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart 17 years ago this week in March 2000 with first week sales of 140,000.

For all its naysayers, there were plenty of people who enjoyed her interpretation, including McLean himself, who described it at the time as "a gift from a goddess" and that her version is "mystical and sensual." He also said the release "means that if I don't want to, I don't have to work again," which may or may not have contributed to his glowing review.

American Pie became Madonna's ninth UK Number 1 single following 1998's Frozen, knocking off All Saints after their two-week run at the top with Pure Shores.

The song is Madge's 15th biggest seller in the UK with sales of just over 400,000 across physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales. And it seems a handful of you are still discovering it; the track was downloaded 19 times in the UK last week, while one person managed to snap up a physical copy.

MORE: Madonna's Official Top 40 biggest selling singles revealed

As for the rest of the singles chart this week in 2000, well, it was a busy one - some 16 new entries landed inside the Top 40 that week. *NSYNC were new at Number 3 with Bye Bye Bye, Vengaboys notched up their sixth(!) Top 10 single with Shalala Lala (5), and Norwegian singer Lene Marlin landed her biggest UK hit with Sitting Down Here (6).

Elsewhere, The Honeyz were to score their last sizeable hit with Won't Take It Lying Down (7) and boy band Northern Line were in the midst of their short-lived career with their second of three singles called, umm, Love On The Northern Line (15).

Check out the full Official Singles Chart Top 40 from this week 17 years ago

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01 [NE] Madonna - American Pie
02 [01] All Saints - Pure Shores
03 [NE] NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
04 [02] Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson - Movin' Too Fast
05 [NE] Vengaboys - Shalala Lala
06 [NE] Lene Marlin - Sitting Down Here
07 [NE] Honeyz - Won't Take It Lying Down
08 [NE] Puff Daddy (feat. R. Kelly) - Satisfy You
09 [03] Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
10 [NE] Mariah Carey (feat. Joe & 98) - Thank God I Found You

11 [04] Kelis - Caught Out There
12 [07] Gabrielle - Rise
13 [05] Jamelia (feat. Beenie Man) - Money
14 [NE] Madasun - Don't You Worry
15 [NE] Northern Line - Love On The Northern Line
16 [NE] Yomanda - Sunshine
17 [10] Aqua - Cartoon Heroes
18 [09] Eiffel 65 - Move Your Body
19 [08] Christina Aguilera - What A Girl Wants
20 [06] A1 - Like A Rose

21 [NE] Dum Dums - Everything
22 [12] Daphne & Celeste - Ooh Stick You!
23 [11] Flickman - The Sound Of Bamboo
24 [15] Britney Spears - Born To Make You Happy
25 [14] Shania Twain - Don't Be Stupid (You Know I Love You)
26 [19] Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight
27 [NE] Slipknot - Wait And Bleed
28 [16] Sash! - Adelante
29 [NE] 98 - The Hardest Thing
30 [NE] Lynden David Hall - Forgive Me

31 [NE] Colour Girl - Can't Get Used To Losing You
32 [20] Rebecca Wheatley - Stay With Me (Baby)
33 [NE] Wisdome - Off The Wall
34 [24] R.E.M. - The Great Beyond
35 [21] DJ Luck & MC Neat - A Little Bit Of Luck
36 [NE] Orbital & Angelo Badalamenti - Beached
37 [25] Andreas Johnson - Glorious
38 [17] Oasis - Go Let It Out
39 [13] Bluetones - Keep The Home Fires Burning
40 [28] Donell Jones - U Know What's Up

41 [NE] Dead Prez - Hip Hop
43 [NE] Cygnus X - The Orange Theme
45 [NE] Ministers De La Funk - Believe
55 [NE] Madness (feat. Ian Dury) - Drip Fed Fred
57 [NE] Big Ron - Let The Freak
65 [NE] Breakbeat Era - Bullitproof
67 [NE] Shack - Oscar
69 [NE] Geneva - If You Have To Go
70 [NE] Hani - Baby Wants To Ride
85 [NE] Science Dept. - Persuasion/Repercussion
87 [NE] Gonzales - Let's Groove Again
88 [NE] Brassy - Work It Out
91 [NE] Frank & Walters - Something Happened To Me
94 [NE] System F - Cry
98 [NE] Seafood - Belt
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For all the hate it apparently gets, 'American Pie' is actually a bit of a guilty pleasure amongst Madonna fans, myself included. ph34r.gif
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post Mar 9 2017, 11:39 AM
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17 new entries & 7 in the top 10. Wow how times have changed until this isolated week. I loved that Lene Marlin song & American Pie was a great number 1 wub.gif
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post Mar 9 2017, 11:43 AM
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The 'American Pie' cover is quite poor though let's be honest. All Saints should've been #1 a third week really.

Here's how I would reshuffle the top 10

01 Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson - Movin' Too Fast heart.gif
02 All Saints - Pure Shores heart.gif
03 Lene Marlin - Sitting Down Here
04 NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye
05 Vengaboys - Shalala Lala
06 Puff Daddy (feat. R. Kelly) - Satisfy You
07 Honeyz - Won't Take It Lying Down
08 Backstreet Boys - Show Me The Meaning Of Being Lonely
09 Madonna - American Pie
10 Mariah Carey (feat. Joe & 98) - Thank God I Found You
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post Mar 9 2017, 12:10 PM
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I quite like American Pie, it was a fun version. 'Pure Shores' though wub.gif
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post Mar 9 2017, 12:43 PM
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Madonna stripped all the earth and rawness from America Pie, she deserves to be criticised for it.
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post Mar 9 2017, 01:05 PM
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My favourite song in there was Thank God I Found You <3 I think it's a gorgeous ballad.

And the Make It Last remix on the b-side was basically a completely different song (like J.Lo's two Ain't It Funny versions) but also so good.
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So much dance in the charts in 2000, and a lot of it is underground sounding like The Sound Of Bamboo and Sunshine.
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What a great top 40 biggrin.gif

01 [NE] Madonna - American Pie

Not my fave from Madonna but it was OK

02 [01] All Saints - Pure Shores

This was though the best for me from All Saints wub.gif

03 [NE] NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

... and the best from *NSYNC wub.gif

04 [02] Artful Dodger & Romina Johnson - Movin' Too Fast

... and the best from Artful Dodger wub.gif laugh.gif

05 [NE] Vengaboys - Shalala Lala

But this one was the worst from Vengaboys (at least for me) wacko.gif
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Can't believe this chart is already 17 years old and 17 years ago then was 1983!
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I can't stop listening to

17 [10] Aqua - Cartoon Heroes



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post Mar 9 2017, 06:41 PM
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Bye Bye Bye, Sitting Down Here and Dancing In The Moonlight are all classics, but Movin' Too Fast is my favourite from that chart. Absolutely brill track that I still listen to now heart.gif
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What an amazing charts! I was 14 at the time and it really was a golden era for me. wub.gif

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QUOTE(liamk97 @ Mar 9 2017, 11:33 AM) *
For all the hate it apparently gets, 'American Pie' is actually a bit of a guilty pleasure amongst Madonna fans, myself included. ph34r.gif


"Hollywood" gets a lot of hate as well, but that's actually one of my favourite Madge tracks.
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I love "American Pie" and "Thank God I Found You", two of the most forgotten Madonna/Mariah big hits.

2000 <3 I'll always love ya
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also forgotten dance track that samples MJ, I remember MTV Europe hammering this one

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The song is Madge's 15th biggest seller in the UK with sales of just over 400,000 across physical, digital and streaming equivalent sales. And it seems a handful of you are still discovering it; the track was downloaded 19 times in the UK last week, while one person managed to snap up a physical copy.


I love those random facts dance.gif
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'American Pie' is a decent Madonna song but nothing special really. The clear highlights of that top 10 are 'Pure Shores' and 'Movin' Too Fast' wub.gif
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American pie isn't a great cover. It's quite dull.
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By Justin Myers

They'd been an unstoppable force on the Official Singles Chart for almost two years, but this week in 1998, the Spice Girls discovered they couldn't always get what they want, what they really, really want.

After six straight chart-toppers, which kicked off with million-selling Wannabe in summer 1996, the ladies' run of good luck was thwarted by a bit of a surprise. Jason Nevins' banging reworking of Run DMC's It's Like That had been a smash all over Europe, and on its release in the UK, demand was high.

The unthinkable happened: Spice Girls went straight in at Number 2, while Run DMC and Jason took it all the way.

Spice Girls' Stop the third single from their sophomore effort Spiceworld, had impressive first-week sales of over 115,000, but this was dwarfed by It's Like That's monster numbers a whopping 242,796 copies flew off the shelves to see it romp home to Number 1.

Stop's lifetime sales, combining physical, download and streaming equivalent sales, stands at 420,200. It's still racking up a handful of sales in 2017: last week, 61 people in the UK downloaded it, while the track garnered just over 25,000 plays across streaming services.

MORE: Spice Girls' complete Official UK Chart history

There was much hype in the media about the Spice Girls missing the big one for the first time, and indeed, in a way, it did spell the beginning of the end. While there was another single to come with Geri Viva Forever by the time of its official release, she had departed, meaning Stop is kind of their last one with her as a part of the group. For a few years anyway. 😢

Looking at the rest of the Official Singles Chart that week, Texas continued their streak of Top 10 hits, notching up their fifth consecutive one with their Wu-Tang Clan collaboration Say What You Want/Insane (yes this really happened), while Italian Europop star Alexia landed at 10 with her debut single Uh La La La.

Further down, The Wombles had resurfaced and landed at 13 with a re-release of their signature hit Remember You're A Womble, and Kylie Minogue was in the middle of her experimental phase; the third single from her Impossible Princess album, Breathe, entered at 14.

If it was any consolation to the Spices, they were beaten to the top by a true phenomenon. It's Like That spent six weeks at the top and is a million-seller. Spice Girls' fans may not like it, but that's the way it iiiiiis. HUH.

Check out the full Top 100 from this week in 1998

1 - NEW - 01 - Run DMC Vs Jason Nevins - IT'S LIKE THAT
1 - NEW - 02 - Spice Girls - STOP
05 - 01 - 03 - Celine Dion - MY HEART WILL GO ON
1 - NEW - 04 - Texas Featuring The Wu Tang Clan - SAY WHAT YOU WANT (ALL DAY EVERY DAY) / INSANE
03 - 03 - 05 - Madonna - FROZEN
02 - 02 - 06 - Natalie Imbruglia - BIG MISTAKE
02 - 04 - 07 - Five - WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT
05 - 06 - 08 - Cornershop - BRIMFUL OF ASHA
04 - 08 - 09 - Savage Garden - TRULY MADLY DEEPLY
1 - NEW - 10 - Alexia - UH LA LA LA
03 - 07 - 11 - Space Featuring Cerys - THE BALLAD OF TOM JONES
03 - 09 - 12 - LeAnn Rimes - HOW DO I LIVE
1 - NEW - 13 - Wombles - REMEMBER YOU'RE A WOMBLE
1 - NEW - 14 - Kylie Minogue - BREATHE
07 - 10 - 15 - Aqua - DOCTOR JONES
02 - 05 - 16 - Cast From Casualty - EVERLASTING LOVE
1 - NEW - 17 - James - DESTINY CALLING
1 - NEW - 18 - Iron Maiden - THE ANGEL AND THE GAMBLER
04 - 14 - 19 - Shania Twain - YOU'RE STILL THE ONE
1 - NEW - 20 - Bryan Adams - I'M READY
15 - 15 - 21 - Robbie Williams - ANGELS
04 - 12 - 22 - Another Level - BE ALONE NO MORE
03 - 16 - 23 - Robyn - SHOW ME LOVE
07 - 17 - 24 - Will Smith - GETTIN' JIGGY WIT IT
18 - 19 - 25 - All Saints - NEVER EVER
1 - NEW - 26 - Voices Of Life - THE WORD IS LOVE (SAY THE WORD)
1 - NEW - 27 - Essence - THE PROMISE
02 - 11 - 28 - Shed Seven - SHE LEFT ME ON FRIDAY
1 - NEW - 29 - Deftones - MY OWN SUMMER (SHOVE IT)
15 - 24 - 30 - Janet Jackson - TOGETHER AGAIN
02 - 13 - 31 - Ginuwine - HOLLER
03 - 22 - 32 - Beenie Man - WHO AM I
06 - 23 - 33 - Cleopatra - CLEOPATRA'S THEME
02 - 20 - 34 - Lionrock - RUDE BOY ROCK
05 - 27 - 35 - Camisra - LET ME SHOW YOU
1 - NEW - 36 - Jez And Choopie - YIM
11 - 31 - 37 - Lighthouse Family - HIGH
03 - 30 - 38 - Finley Quaye - YOUR LOVE GETS SWEETER
04 - 25 - 39 - Rest Assured - TREAT INFAMY
06 - 39 - 40 - Backstreet Boys - ALL I HAVE TO GIVE

08 - 37 - 41 - Usher - YOU MAKE ME WANNA
1 - NEW - 42 - Mothers Pride - FLORIBUNDA
08 - 38 - 43 - Catatonia - MULDER AND SCULLY
02 - 21 - 44 - Levert Sweat Gill - MY BODY
02 - 18 - 45 - Simple Minds - GLITTERBALL
04 - 36 - 46 - N-Tyce - TELEFUNKIN'
15 - 49 - 47 - Teletubbies - TELETUBBIES SAY EH-OH!
04 - 33 - 48 - Will Mellor - WHEN I NEED YOU
03 - 34 - 49 - Metallica - THE UNFORGIVEN II
02 - 26 - 50 - Lynden David Hall - DO I QUALIFY?
1 - NEW - 51 - Third Eye Blind - HOW'S IT GOING TO BE
02 - 28 - 52 - Roni Size / Reprazent - WATCHING WINDOWS
1 - NEW - 53 - Pressure Drop - SILENTLY BAD MINDED
17 - 44 - 54 - Lutricia McNeal - AIN'T THAT JUST THE WAY
1 - NEW - 55 - Rahsaan Patterson - WHERE ARE YOU / ON MY WAY
03 - 40 - 56 - Iggy Pop - THE PASSENGER
02 - 32 - 57 - Black Connection - GIVE ME RHYTHM
22 - 60 - 58 - Aqua - BARBIE GIRL
18 - 58 - 59 - Various Artists - PERFECT DAY
06 - 42 - 60 - Wes - ALANE
02 - 35 - 61 - Portishead - ONLY YOU
02 - 29 - 62 - Therapy? - CHURCH OF NOISE
1 - NEW - 63 - Awesome - CRAZY
13 - 59 - 64 - Spice Girls - TOO MUCH
04 - 41 - 65 - Ocean Colour Scene - IT'S A BEAUTIFUL THING
03 - 43 - 66 - Hinda Hicks - IF YOU WANT ME
03 - 47 - 67 - Steven Houghton - TRULY
10 - 51 - 68 - Bamboo - BAMBOOGIE
05 - 61 - 69 - Hurricane #1 - ONLY THE STRONGEST WILL SURVIVE
1 - NEW - 70 - Blu Peter - TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT / JAMES HAS KITTENS
1 - NEW - 71 - Dee-Jay Punk-Roc - DEAD HUSBAND
03 - 48 - 72 - Maria Nayler - NAKED AND SACRED
03 - 53 - 73 - Adam F - MUSIC IN MY MIND
10 - 70 - 74 - Wildchild - RENEGADE MASTER '98
05 - 55 - 75 - DJ Quicksilver - PLANET LOVE

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