You’re So Vain hit no 1 on the Go-Set National Top 40 on 3 March 1973 and remained at the top for 7 weeks.
The song is a critical profile of a self-absorbed lover about whom Simon asserts “You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.” The title subject’s identity has long been a matter of speculation, with Simon stating that the song refers to three men, only one of whom she has named publicly, actor Warren Beatty.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You’re_So_Vain
The lyrics pointedly accused someone – likely a lover – of being way too into himself. And with Simon’s famous lineup of romantic partners, the cocky individual could have pointed to Warren Beatty, Michael Crichton, David Geffen, Kris Kristofferson, Terrence Malick, Jack Nicholson, Cat Stevens, James Taylor or John Travolta — or even rumored flings with Sean Connery (she later denied any romantic interactions), Marvin Gaye and Jeremy Irons. And of course, there was the possibility of Mick Jagger, with whom she shared “raw electricity” while singing together.
Read more: www.biography.com/news/carly-simon-youre-so-vain-inspiration
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