"You're So Vain" was Simon's breakthrough hit in the United Kingdom, reaching No. [2] 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. It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on November 28, 1972, by Elektra Records. [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. 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. 1 hit in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and reached No. When asked how this collaboration occurred, Simon said: He happened to call at the studio. [7], In 1983, she said the song was not about Mick Jagger,[8] who contributed uncredited backing vocals to it. He also stated that she had said it was a "composite of three people. "The Christgau Consumer Guide: Carly Simon: "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary", https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08pg5tq, "InfoDisc : Tous les Albums classés par Artiste > Choisir Un Artiste Dans la Liste", "Hit Parade Italia – Gli album più venduti del 1973", "The Official Charts Company – Carly Simon –, "British album certifications – Carly Simon – No Secrets", "American album certifications – Carly Simon – No Secrets", "Carly Simon’s ‘No Secrets’ Re-released. (Who Was ‘So Vain’? 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The photograph for the cover, taken by Ed Caraeff, was shot in front of the Portobello Hotel, on Stanley Gardens in London's Notting Hill. Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men", not a specific "man". It was covered by Ronnie Aldrich and His Two Pianos with The London Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Trash Pour 4, Jean Le Fort, Déjà vu [US] and other artists. [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." Don't you? And I've given out two letters already, an 'A' and an 'E'. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. It also spent two weeks at the top of the Easy Listening chart in early 1973, her first No. Robert Christgau, writing in Creem, said, "if a horse could sing in a monotone, the horse would sound like Carly Simon, only a horse wouldn't rhyme 'yacht', 'apricot', and 'gavotte'. Her heartbreak over eventually losing him inspired the song "Dan, My Fling", which appears on her first album. It is sampled by Janet Jackson with 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. Listen online to Carly Simon - You're So Vain and see which albums it appears on. It was also covered by Springbok, Trash Pour 4, Jean Le Fort, Dan Hill [ZA] and other artists. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann. The album debuted at No. [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". ", "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'? [4], "Angel from Montgomery" was recorded by Carly Simon in her first session for the No Secrets album which was produced by Paul Buckmaster and featured James Taylor's vocals and Danny Kortchmar on guitar. "[9], More recent reviews have been much more positive. [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. A friend told Simon the male guest entered as if he was "walking onto a yacht". Ruhlmann noted that "You're So Vain", "set the album's saucy tone, with its air of sexually frank autobiography and its reflections on the jet-set lifestyle." [7] Vanity Fair noted that in addition to "David", "Warren" and an unintelligible name are whispered during the recording. Scrobble songs and get recommendations on other tracks and artists. Nothing in the words referred to Mick [Jagger]. [13] David Bowie, David Cassidy and Cat Stevens have all been cited by the press as speculative candidates. Download the karaoke of You're So Vain as made famous by Smokie in the genre Rock, Pop on Karaoke Version. "You're So Vain" is ranked at No. … I said "We're doing some backup vocals on a song of mine, why don't you come down and sing with us?"[32]. "You're So Vain" is a song from Marilyn Manson's eighth studio album Born Villain.The song is a cover and was originally written and performed by Carly Simon in 1972. [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. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks, and the Adult Contemporary chart for two weeks. You came in when nobody else left off." I'm going to add an 'R' in honor of you. "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. Carly Simon - Youre So Vain (with lyrics) - Dailymotion Video ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, Grammy Awards[56] 1972 studio album by Carly Simon No Secrets Studio album by Carly Simon ReleasedNovember 28, 1972 RecordedSeptember–October 1972 StudioTrident Studios GenrePop rock Length35:58 LabelElektra ProducerRichard Perry Carly Simon chronology Anticipation No Secrets Hotcakes Singles from No Secrets "You're So Vain" Released: November 1972 "The Right Thing to … [Letra de "You Re So Vain"] / [Intro: Charly García] / Chicas, ah, ah, ah / Ah, ah, ah / [Verso 1: Brenda Asnicar, Brenda Asnicar & Charly García] / You walked into the party Simon plays piano on the track. "[8] Stephen Holden in Rolling Stone concluded that "what finally makes No Secrets so refreshing is her singing, which conveys the finest spirit of patrician generosity. It was also covered by Dan Hill [ZA], Trash Pour 4, The Good Music Orchestra, Jean Le Fort and other artists. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1994 CD release of You're So Vain on Discogs. Trident Studios had previously been the venue for the recording of notable albums including The Beatles' White Album, David Bowie's Space Oddity and Elton John's second album. ", The line "I hear you went up to Saratoga and your horse naturally won" refers to the, This page was last edited on 31 January 2021, at 20:43. [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. Carly Simon originally released You're So Vain written by Carly Simon and Carly Simon released it on the album No Secrets in 1972. "[12], In 2005 Simon's ex-husband Jim Hart said he was sure that the song was not about anyone famous. [19], In a 2007 interview, Warren Beatty said, "Let's be honest. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. It was Simon's first US Top 10 album since Boys in the Trees (1978). The song is ranked at No. Carly Simon originally released You're So Vain written by Carly Simon and Carly Simon released it on the album No Secrets in 1972. [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". "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. The album is ranked 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". 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. 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. 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. "You're So Vain" was voted No. [10] The song was also voted No. [11], Credits adapted from the album's liner notes[14], Recording Industry Association of America, "RIAA – Gold & Platinum – February 28, 2010", "Carly Simon – Album Covers: No Secrets (1972)", Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you Don't you? Simon said about the song, "The apricot scarf was worn by Nick [Delbanco]. Rare for a Marilyn Manson album inclusion, the instrumentation in "You're So Vain" was recorded largely by musicians outside the band. But Some Secrets Remain Intact. 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. He also stated that "now that she felt she had found true love, she was as willing to acknowledge her own mistakes and regrets as she was to point fingers." 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