Don McLean United States

The best album credited to Don McLean is American Pie which is ranked number 1,913 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 875.

Don McLean is ranked number 1,389 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 955.

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Don McLean "Don McLean" Vinyl LP 1972
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Don McLean- American Pie (Cassette Tape) 1988 EMI Records Vintage Rock
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Don McLean - Believers (Millennium BXL1-7762) ('81) (with lyrics inner sleeve)
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The After Party ft Joey Fatone, AJ McLean, Nick Carter, Wanya Morris
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Don McLean best albums

The following albums by Don McLean are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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Total albums: 14. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Don McLean.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Don McLean bestography composition

Decade Albums %


1930s 0 0%
1940s 0 0%
1950s 0 0%
1960s 0 0%
1970s 6 0%
1980s 2 0%
1990s 3 0%
2000s 1 0%
2010s 1 0%
2020s 1 0%
Compilation? Albums %
No 11 79%
Yes 3 21%

Don McLean best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 89 (124 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 86 (68 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 83 (9 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Tapestry)
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Rating: 79 (33 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 79 (35 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 79 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 79 (3 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album Tapestry)
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Rating: 78 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 78 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 78 (35 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 77 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album American Pie)
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Rating: 74 (34 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album American Pie)
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Don McLean ratings

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74/100 (from 10 votes)
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This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 73.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 73.5/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 13.0.

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From 01/31/2015 22:23
I guess he did pretty well for himself, even if he's defined by one song.
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Don Mclean is an artist who will always be remembered and defined by one song, the legendary American Pie. Throughout the mid 60’s McLean was a jobbing folk musician with a small following in New York City. His first album was largely ignored but the release of American Pie changed everything and went to the top of the album and singles chart. McLean was an unspectacular but accomplished guitarist with an understated vocal style. His songwriting, particularly his lyrics are idiosyncratic, charming and beautifully crafted.

Although McLean was more than a one hit wonder it is true to say that most of his subsequent work failed to live up to the same standards and his career slowly stalled in the mid seventies. His career did pick up in the early eighties when he covered Roy Orbision’s Crying. His career then moved into the folk sphere where his early songs, especially American Pie are always warmly received.
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