Carly Simon - You're So Vain (Live On The Queen ... - YouTube After all, the inspiration for the song has been one of the biggest secrets in popular music history — and even today, the mystery has only been partially revealed. Ever since the singer released her accusatory track in 1972, the identity of the “you” has remained one of the greatest mysteries in music history. Visit http://rockyschenck.com/. But in 2015, when she was promoting her memoir, Boys in the Trees, she used her secret as ammunition for publicity. It features Simon performing the song on stage with a large crowd singing along. While she didn’t disclose the whole story in her 2015 memoir, she did unveil a secret fourth verse. I like the tune. "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. In a moment when the world should have rejoiced for finally getting the answer, Simon cleverly tucked in there that perhaps it was actually the plural form of “you” and that the first and third verses were about other people. The official music video for “You’re So Vain” was uploaded to Simon’s official YouTube channel in July 2009. When the 70s rockstar ran into the former first lady at a restaurant, they struck up a decade-long bond that mixed business with pleasure. The lyrics of the meta song pointedly accused someone — likely a lover — of being way too into himself. Her perfect curls and cutesy ways turned her into the biggest child star in Hollywood history, but she made her greatest impact during her two decades as a politician. 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The new lyrics were: “A friend of yours revealed to me / That you'd loved me all the time, [You] kept it secret from your wives / You believed it was no crime.”. Despite a United Nations boycott, the musician went to Johannesburg and recorded with local musicians, laying the foundation for one of his greatest albums. And revealing the truth isn’t exactly on her to-do list. “We never talked about it,” her manager during the 70s, Arlyne Rothberg told the BBC. She leaned over and whispered to me who the song was written about — me, the one person who hadn’t asked her. You're So Vain Lyrics: You walked into the party / Like you were walking onto a yacht / Your hat strategically dipped below one eye / Your scarf it was apricot / You … The irreverent and outrageous 'Dolemite' performer left a lasting legacy on the worlds of music, comedy and film. “It just means that the second one is.”, Photo: Jack Robinson/Hulton Archive/Getty Images. [Chorus] C * C6 C * C6 C * Dm7 C You're so vain, you probably think this song is a - bout you, C/B Am Fmaj9 Fmaj9 Fmaj9 G13 You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is a - bout you, (You're so vain---!) Release Date: 8th November 1972 Midland SDA Media Our media page gives access to sermon transcripts, podcasts and bulletins for the Midland SDA Church Menu Skip to content And of course, there was the possibility of Mick Jagger, with whom she shared “raw electricity” while singing together. I do not own any portion of the contents being recorded in this video. “Well, I thought it was a nice song. ^ ^ ^ ^ G13 G13 G13 Don't you, don't you, don't you now? “You’re So Vain” toggles back and forth between canny social commentary and aching vulnerability—listen to it again and pay close attention to … Visit: www.carlysimon.com for more of her wonderful music.★´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)( ¸.•´ (´¸.•` ¸.•` Carleen♥ READ MORE: Carly Simon Was by Jackie Kennedy's Side When She Died. Broadcast your events with reliable, high-quality live streaming. After receiving the Best New Artist of the Year Grammy in 1971, Simon released “You’re So Vain” in November 1972 — the track quickly skyrocketed up the Billboard chart, where it stayed for 17 weeks, peaking at No. What’s commonly known as one of the greatest music videos in history almost didn’t come to fruition because of money, casting and religious beliefs. Or are there three more famous names out there for each of the other verses? The following year, Simon gave up a few more letters, telling Regis Philbin in 2004 that the letters “A” and “R” were also in the name. For decades, Simon remained mum on the subject. We Love you Carly! “It was my [book] publisher who called up and said, ‘People Magazine will put you on the cover if you tell who ‘You're So Vain’ is about, or just give one verse up.’” she told the BBC. ’There's a little whisper — and it's the answer to the puzzle.”. You're so vain You probably think this song is about you. A popular target was Taylor, who she was married to from 1972 to 1983 — including during the release and popularity of the song. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records; her 13 Top 40 hits include "You're So Vain", "Nobody Does It Better", and "Coming Around Again". Carly Simon reveals the truth about her hit song "You're So Vain". Recommended to you based on your activity and what's popular • Feedback Jump to 6:18 for Mick Jagger portion of interview. Another musician who was spared scrutiny in the early years was Jagger. So she did: “I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren.”. The staggering success of the song has deepened the guessing game. About You're So Vain "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. That whisper, about 150 seconds into the 2009 version of the song sounds a bit like, “David,” with the “a” dragged out, according to the Washington Post. Official music video for Carly Simon's "You're So Vain", directed by Brett Bisogno Here's a look back at some of the famous names who died this year. When asked if Beatty knew it was about him, she added, “Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!”, And she added more mystery to her loophole. The song is ranked at number 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time. But 31 years after the song came out, she finally gave up her secret in 2003 — but only to one person, then-NBC Sports Chairman Dick Ebersol. You're So Vain Lyrics: You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht / Your hat strategically dipped below one eye / Your scarf it was apricot / You … You probably think this song is about you You're so vain (you're so vain) I bet you think this song is about you Don't you don't you don't you? Photo portfolio:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrR9jHmrx9Y “It’s definitely not about James although James suspected that it might be about him because he’s very vain,” Simon told the music magazine. As of late July 2020, the video has 29.8 million views and 135 thousand likes. So is the song all about Beatty? View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1972 Vinyl release of You're So Vain on Discogs. He donated $50,000 in an auction for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services to earn the rights to the name (which he couldn’t reveal) as well as a private performance over a lunch of peanut-butter-and-jelly-sandwiches and vodka on the rocks, according to the Los Angeles Times. An odd recipient of such coveted information, the television executive had good reason to be the co-secret keeper. After all, there was a very direct clue in the line, “Then you flew your Learjet up to Nova Scotia.”, Simon explained, “He had the unfortunate experience of taking a jet up to Nova Scotia, after I’d written the song. from Watch the video for You're So Vain from Carly Simon's Reflections: Carly Simon's Greatest Hits for free, and see the artwork, lyrics and similar artists. Get your team aligned with all the tools you need on one secure, reliable video platform. Make social videos in an instant: use custom templates to tell the right story for your business. Record and instantly share video messages from your browser. It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. Playing via Spotify Playing via YouTube Playback options In 2017, she performed the new verse from home while playing the piano for the BBC Four’s Classic Albums. Rachel Chang is a journalist and editor specializing in pop culture and travel. Carly Simon. Peter Wheeler You're So Vain ℗ 2019 Peter Wheeler Released on: 2019-08-19 Auto-generated by YouTube. “Now, that doesn't mean that the other two verses aren't also about Warren,” she told the BBC. Brett Bisogno, Official music video for Carly Simon's "You're So Vain", directed by Brett Bisogno. It has an interesting turn.”. 1 on January 6, 1973. Label: Elektra - EKM-45824 • Format: Vinyl 7 Carly Simon - You're So Vain (1972, Vinyl) | Discogs It is one of the songs that Simon is most identified with, and upon its release, reached number 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Music video by Carly Simon performing You're So Vain. The staggering success of the song has deepened the guessing game. Read Carly's new memoir! (C) 2011 Iris Records He was saved by the fact that it wasn’t a Lear.”, Taylor jumped in clarifying, “A small twin-prop.” As for his opinion on the song? You're so vain. I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee clouds in my coffee and. But the sneaky singer didn’t confirm at the time if his appreciation was warranted. As the first Black woman to headline the 2018 music festival, the Grammy winner combined African American history and her iconic music catalog for a two-hour show that changed pop culture. 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. On top of this, in the 8th bar he tabs a note incorrectly as an F when the note played is an E. It also fails twice to show that the blue note of the scale, Eb, is used, whereas this tab shows every note played clearly. By that time, she had already eliminated famous Davids like David Bowie and David Cassidy. “This is a verse that I haven't ever sung,” she said. Simon proceeded through life, teasing and dropping hints, but keeping the identity of the arrogant subject to herself. As much as Simon has dropped hints, she’s also eliminated some people, sparing them of the reputation of potentially being vain. Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. These notable figures passed away on the spookiest day of the year, October 31. © 2021 Biography and the Biography logo are registered trademarks of A&E Television Networks, LLC. In a 1983 Washington Post story, Simon simply said, “No.” And she reconfirmed that it wasn’t the “(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction” singer in her book as well. “The answer wasn't as important as the game.”. In 2010, she got more detailed in an interview with British music magazine Uncut: “I'm just going to tell you this — the answer is on the new version of ‘You're So Vain. I didn’t hear the production of it that’s out now. It’s ironic that Carly Simon’s biggest hit “You’re So Vain” was on an album titled No Secrets. Landing a spot on the late-night sketch show is one of the toughest gigs in show business, and even some of Hollywood's greatest comedy legends didn't make the cut. I heard it played on the piano and sung. Revisiting the Egg Farm reunion and Mourne's misadventures there. But Simon quickly denied it was about him during an interview the couple did together for Rolling Stone in 1973. Inside Their Surprising Friendship. Only Simon knows the truth. The 70’s were a period when most of the musicians that marked the rock and roll history emerged on the music scene. Ebersol was given one clue in advance: The letter "E" was in the person’s name. ", While that sure does seem like there are at least two other vain stars, even those in her closest circle don’t know the answer. While moxxidude's tab of this solo is close, it fails to recognise that the final 4 bars of the solo are played with a guitar slide. He certainly thought it was about him — he called me and said thanks for the song.”. Among them was Carly Simon, who wrote the everlasting hit You’re So Vain.. Simon was born as the third daughter of Richard Simon, the co-founder of the Simon & Schuster publishing company, on June 25, 1945, in New York City. Carly Simon had just performed ‘You’re So Vain’ with me in front of 65,000 fans. Beatty rose to the top of the list after a 1983 interview with the Washington Post when Simon said, “It certainly sounds like it was about Warren Beatty. "I would have to want to,” she told ABC News. I am singing a soft rock - pop song written, performed and made famous by Carly Simon and released in late 1972. 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