Forgot account? The next day, the program's crew detected the name "David" concealed in a back-played whisper. Simon enjoyed the buzz that the song created and dropped a … 216 in RIAA's Songs of the Century, and in August 2014, the UK's Official Charts Company crowned it the ultimate song of the 1970s. Simon incorporated the words into the melody of "Bless You, Ben" as she was composing on her piano, and the song took on a whole new meaning. For years there has been debate about which of Carly Simon's ex-boyfriends could have inspired the hit song You're So Vain. The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger and Carly Simon famously collaborated when he provided backing vocals on her mysterious masterclass, ‘You’re So Vain’. [6] The strings were arranged by Simon and orchestrated by Paul Buckmaster. Email or Phone: Password: Forgot account? He also stated that she had said it was a "composite of three people. "[26] A representative for Simon stated that the name whispered during the song is "David". "You're So Vain" was the breakout hit for singer/songwriter Carly Simon. 437,413 views, added to favorites 19,046 times. 41. Her 1971 debut album brought her a Grammy for Best New Artist, says Biography, and the following year she had a bona-fide smash single with "You're So Vain. Stern commented, "There is an odd aspect to it... he's not that vain." Nothing in the words referred to Mick [Jagger]. You walked into the party like you were walking onto a yacht. or. 1 hit in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and reached No. Don't you?Piano: Carly SimonBass: Klaus VoormannDrums: Jim GordonGuitar: Jimmy RyanPercussion: Richard PerryStrings arr. Lyrics & Music by Carly Simon. … I said "We're doing some backup vocals on a song of mine, why don't you come down and sing with us?"[32]. Log In. Spindle marks may be present. Create New Account. 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. See more of Old School Music on Facebook. "Not just a great voice, but also the power behind the song — … [29], After her live performance of the song with Simon in July 2013, Taylor Swift stated that Simon had revealed the identity of the song's subject to her in confidence. Among them was Carly Simon, who wrote the everlasting hit You’re So Vain. "[21] Simon confirmed that she has given the names to a few people, including Stern.[22]. You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte. She rose to fame in the 1970s with a string of hit records, and has since been the recipient of two Grammy Awards, an … 1 on the U.S. 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. ", The line "I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won" refers to the, This page was last edited on 21 January 2021, at 17:41. 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.[5]. [14][15][16], In August 2003 Simon agreed to reveal the name of the song's subject to the highest bidder of the Martha's Vineyard Possible Dreams charity auction. “I … "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. [7] Vanity Fair noted that in addition to "David", "Warren" and an unintelligible name are whispered during the recording. Carly Simon has confirmed the answer — at least in part — to one of the most puzzling questions in recent history: Who is the song “You’re So Vain” really about? 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". But I'm going to add one to it. Simon felt dissatisfied with the lyrics and put the song away until she attended a party one night where a famous guest appeared. The song was re-released in the UK in 1991 to cash in on its inclusion in a commercial for Dunlop Tyres, peaking at No. The 70’s were a period when most of the musicians that marked the rock and roll history emerged on the music scene. (C) 2011 Iris Records View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1976 Vinyl release of You're So Vain on Discogs. Simon plays piano on the track. ", "Carly Simon: You're So Vain is about Beatty and two others", "Carly Simon Now Saying 'You're So Vain' is about Dead Classical Poet", "Names and faces: Carly Simon, Mark and Jenny Sanford, Seth Green, Stevie Wonder > A vain hunt for 'David, "Carly Simon Reveals Subject of 'You're So Vain'? It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. [28] Simon's publicist also confirmed the song was not about Geffen, but that there was indeed "a David who is connected to the song in some way, shape, or form". No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on November 28, 1972, by Elektra Records.. A You're So Vain 4:17. But while former lovers Mick Jagger, Kris Kristofferson, Cat … "[11], Over the years Simon has divulged "letter clues" and has claimed that the subject's name contains the letters A, E, and R.[12], Shortly before the writing of the song, Simon was married to James Taylor; she has said that he was "definitely not" the subject of the song. [5] The song originally had a fourth verse, possibly including another subject.[31]. Discover releases, reviews, credits, songs, and more about Carly Simon - You're So Vain at Discogs. 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. 216 in RIAA's Songs of the Century, and in August 2014, the UK's Official Charts Company crowned it the ultimate song of the 1970s. [9] In a 1993 book, Angie Bowie claimed to be the "wife of a close friend" mentioned in "You're So Vain", and that Jagger, for a time, had been "obsessed" with her. The song is a critical look back at a self-absorbed lover, about whom Carly Simon says: "You're so vain, you probably think this song is about you." The song is ranked at No. In her 2008 book Girls Like Us, author Sheila Weller includes a detailed account of Simon's love affair with musician Dan Armstrong, and suggests that he was the inspiration for "You're So Vain". The intro to this song is played by a German musician named Klaus Voorman. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 on 2 December 1972, the song took five more weeks to rise to the top of the chart, where it stayed for the first three weeks of 1973. [30], In November 2015, Simon, promoting her about-to-be-published memoirs, said, "I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren (Beatty)" and added that while "Warren thinks the whole thing is about him", he is the subject of that verse only, with the remainder of the song referring to two other, still unnamed men. That song was about me. Over 40 years after the song was released, Simon … [17] Ebersol said Simon allowed him to divulge a clue about the person's name: "Carly told me that I could offer up to the entire world a clue as to what she'll tell me when we have this night in about two weeks. Lyrics to 'You're So Vain' by Carly Simon: Son of a gun 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 had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte Moreover legendary rocker Mick Jagger provides background vocals to this tune. Don't you?Well I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally wonThen you flew your Learjet up to Nova ScotiaTo see the total eclipse of the sunWell, you're where you should be all of the timeAnd when you're not you're withSome underworld spy or the wife of a close friendWife of a close friend, and....You're so vain, you probably think this song is about youYou're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about youDon't you? An LP cover may have slight signs of wear, and may be marred by a cut-out hole, indentation, or cut corner. It was one of the decade's biggest hits and propelled Simon's breakthrough album No Secrets to No. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann. Accessibility Help. [3] "You're So Vain" was voted No. Carly Simon - You're So Vain. It’s ironic that Carly Simon ’s biggest hit “You’re So Vain” was on an album titled No Secrets. In a November 4, 2009, interview on WNYC, Simon said she had hidden the name of the subject in a then-new recording of the song. 3 on the UK chart on its original release in 1973. Youre So Vain chords by Carly Simon. As I got my coffee, there were clouds outside the window of the airplane and you could see the reflection in the cup of coffee. [38] Entering at No. In fact when Carly starts off by saying “son of a gun”, it is actually in reference to him. With the top bid of $50,000, Dick Ebersol, president of NBC Sports and a friend of Simon, won the right to know the name of the subject of "You're So Vain". 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. [7] Simon said that when she wrote the song in 1971, she had not yet met Geffen. The song is ranked at No. The album was Simon's major commercial breakthrough; it spent five weeks at No. Sections of this page. Jump to. You're So VainLyrics & Music by Carly SimonYou walked into the party like you were walking onto a yachtYour hat strategically dipped below one eyeYour scarf it was apricotYou had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotteAnd all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partnerThey'd be your partner, and....You're so vain, you probably think this song is about youYou're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about youDon't you? [19], In a 2007 interview, Warren Beatty said, "Let's be honest. 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However, Simon asserted that he was not. Title You're So Vain. Press alt + / to open this menu. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. Your scarf it was apricot. Music video by Carly Simon performing You're So Vain. ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, Grammy Awards[56] [10] Simon made another comment about the subject's identity as a guest artist on Janet Jackson's 2001 single, "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)", which sampled "You're So Vain". Difficulty: novice. It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. You came in when nobody else left off." 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. 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"[20] Simon had said in 1983 that Beatty "certainly thought it was about him—he called me and said thanks for the song..."[8] In an interview for the 1978/1982 version of The History of Rock and Roll radio series, producer Richard Perry said that Simon was essentially referring to Beatty while also evoking other previous relationships in her life. I'm going to add an 'R' in honor of you. Carly Simon (born Carly Elisabeth Simon on 25 June 1945 - New York City, USA) is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and children's author. The song was a No. And 46 years ago, Carly Simon may have perfected the artform with “You’re So Vain.” For decades, Carly Simon has played coy about “You’re So Vain.” The song itself is a … [citation needed], Howard Stern stated that Simon had privately revealed to him about whom the song was written after her interview on his popular radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio. [25] In February 2010, Simon reiterated that the name of the subject was whispered in a re-recording of "You're So Vain": "There's a little whisper—and it's the answer to the puzzle. Pop and Adult Contemporary charts, and sold over a million copies in the United States alone. [4], 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." This song is the most famous of her career, and Jagger’s inclusion on the track made many people assume that it was actually about Mick, although that seemingly wasn’t the case. The song, whose catchphrase was “you’re so vain/ You probably think this song is about you,” was deduced and analysed to a great extent in order to find out which of Simon’s ex-lover was it referring to. "You're So Vain" was voted No. Warren Beatty. Her heartbreak over eventually losing him inspired the song "Dan, My Fling", which appears on her first album. "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. "You're So Vain" was Simon's breakthrough hit in the United Kingdom, reaching No. Everyone speculated, but that’s all it was… speculation. Don't you?You had me several years ago when I was still quite naiveWell you said that we made such a pretty pairAnd that you would never leaveBut you gave away the things you loved and one of them was meI had some dreams, they were clouds in my coffeeClouds in my coffee and....You're so vain, you probably think this song is about youYou're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about youDon't you? "[12], In 2005 Simon's ex-husband Jim Hart said he was sure that the song was not about anyone famous. 1 on either chart. Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and children's author. Simon said about the song, "The apricot scarf was worn by Nick [Delbanco]. Your hat strategically dipped below one eye. by Carly Simon, orchestrated by Paul Buckmaster© 1972 Quackenbush Music Ltd., ASCAP, © Carly Simon 2020 /  Banner  photos by Liz Linder & Heidi Wild. or. And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner. [26] Multiple media outlets then speculated that the subject was Simon's former boss at Elektra, David Geffen,[27] which Jim Hart, Simon's ex-husband and close friend, denied the following day. "[18], In 2004 Simon told Regis Philbin, "If I tell it, it's going to come out in dribs and drabs. The buzz though, was which one the song, “You’re So Vain,” was referring to with the lyrics, “I bet you think this song is about you.” It was a mystery for years. Long before Simon recorded what would be known as "You're So Vain", the song was entitled "Bless You, Ben". 1 on the U.S. album charts, where it stayed for five consecutive weeks. And I've given out two letters already, an 'A' and an 'E'. [24] However, Simon contradicted this, saying she had spoken "Ovid" both forwards and backwards, and that sounded like David. A condition of the prize was that Ebersol not reveal the name. Create New Account. [23] Armstrong's full name, Daniel Kent Armstrong, contains all three letters of Simon's clue. Complete your Carly Simon collection. And the clue is: The letter 'E' is in the person's name. 4 in Ireland and South Africa. Log In. Simon scored the biggest success of her career in 1972–73, with "You're So Vain".It hit No. Playlist Video for Week 8 (click here) Day 50 (album cover 5 of 10): Wish you were here, Pink Floyd Day 51 (album cover 6 of 10): Feel the Benefit, 10CC Day 52 (album cover 7 of 10) Karma Police, Radiohead Day 53 (album cover 8 of 10): Sunday bloody Sunday, U2 Day 54 (album cover 9 of 10): You're so Vain, Carly Simon. [7], In 1983, she said the song was not about Mick Jagger,[8] who contributed uncredited backing vocals to it. Artist Carly Simon. It was replaced by Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and spent the next month in the runner-up spot. See more of Old School Music on Facebook. A friend told Simon the male guest entered as if he was "walking onto a yacht". Mick Jagger contributed uncredited backing vocals for the song. Billy said to me, 'Look at the clouds in your coffee'. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold, as did its lead single, "You're So Vain", which remained at No. Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was actually about "men," not a specific "man" 'You're So Vain' subject: Who is the song about? Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men", not a specific "man". You're So Vain. The first words were: "Bless you, Ben. It also spent two weeks at the top of the Easy Listening chart in early 1973, her first No. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. Facebook. 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