You’re So Vain

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Following Carly Simon Duet, Taylor Swift Knows Who ‘You’re So Vain’ Is About’

This past weekend in Foxboro, Mass., Taylor Swift joined a very exclusive club. It’s the small club of people who (allegedly) know whom Carly Simon’s song “You’re So Vain” is actually, truly about. And no, she’s not telling.


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The Story Behind Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain’

Carly Simon’s biggest hit, “You’re So Vain,” was released in November of 1972 and became the number one record in the country this week in 1973. Who the song is about, however, remains a mystery.


Carly Simon (R) Harmoning with Sister Lucy in 2010 (Photo by Joe Corrigan/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Number 1 With A Bullet: Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”

One of the most storied songs in the rock and roll canon, “You’re So Vain” was [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Carly Simon[/lastfm]’s one and only #1 hit.