Song

You’re So Vain: CARLY SIMON

Australian singles chart:
You’re So Vain entered the Kent charts on 8 January 1973 and was a #1 hit. The song was #2 on the Top 100 of 1973.

Album:
The song is on No Secrets which entered the Kent album charts on 19 February 1973. The album reached #1 on 19 March 1973 and remained on top for 6 weeks.

Songwriter:
Carly Simon

Producer:
Richard Perry

BONUS CLIP BELOW – Carly Simon explains how Mick Jagger came to sing on You’re So Vain, and she is asked who the song is about.

Wikipedia:
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

Biography:
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 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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BONUS CLIP
CBS television interview in 1995: skip through to the 6:20 mark to learn how Mick Jagger came to sing on You’re So Vain, and she is asked who the song is about.

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