Vincent - Don McLean (1971)
In 2009, this song comforted my circle of friends as we mourned the sudden death of a crazy diamond. The situation caused me to ponder why Don McLean wrote this beautiful tribute to a fallen painter. I believe now it was to comfort the grieving multitudes who in themselves have multiple interpretations, finding solace in its gentle melody whenever it is needed. Classic Rock radio can have American Pie. This is why I love Mr. McLean. He truly can kill softly with his song.