THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED Arguably the greatest rock and roll ballad ever recorded and at eight minutes and 36 seconds, one of the longest songs to chart #1, this biographical song talks about a tragic plane crash that took the lives of three rock and roll legends. 67. Name the Song D.O.A. American Pie Leaving on a Jet Plane If You Leave Me Now “D.O.A.” (#36) was a song about a plane crash by the hard rock group Bloodrock that released seven albums 1970 – 74 and were somehow able to squeeze out four compilation albums from their body of work. “Leaving on a Jet Plane” was written by John Denver but it found success first as a single for Peter, Paul & Mary. Ironically, as gifted as this trio was at song-writing this was their only #1 song.
190 | The World’s Hardest Music Trivia