Simon felt dissatisfied with the lyrics and put the song away until she attended a party one night where a famous guest appeared. Mick Jagger contributed uncredited backing vocals for the song. The making of the album, including commentary from many of the main musicians and production staff, was examined in the 2017 documentary Carly Simon: No Secrets directed by Guy Evans for Eagle Rock Film Productions. By March 1993 the line-up was Zoran Romic on lead guitar, Adam Thompson on lead vocals, Darren Danielson on drums, Norman Falvo on keyboards and backing vocals and John "Stone" Nixon on bass guitar.Their self-titled debut album was issued in April 1994, which peaked at … The album was Simon's major commercial breakthrough; it spent five weeks at No. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1994 CD release of You're So Vain on Discogs. It was covered by Dan Hill [ZA], Trash Pour 4, The Good Music Orchestra, Jean Le Fort and other artists. It is sampled by Janet Jackson with Carly Simon. 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". 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. I'm going to add an 'R' in honor of you. Rare for a Marilyn Manson album inclusion, the instrumentation in "You're So Vain" was recorded largely by musicians outside the band. "You're So Vain" was voted No. ", 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. 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." (Who Was ‘So Vain’? [24] However, Simon contradicted this, saying she had spoken "Ovid" both forwards and backwards, and that sounded like David. Carly Simon originally released You're So Vain written by Carly Simon and Carly Simon released it on the album No Secrets in 1972. And the clue is: The letter 'E' is in the person's name. 41. "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. It remains Simon's biggest hit and is considered her signature song. But I'm going to add one to it. 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'. 1 on the US Billboard 200 chart and quickly went Gold,[2] as did its lead single, "You're So Vain", which remained at No. Nothing in the words referred to Mick [Jagger]. It also spent two weeks at the top of the Easy Listening chart in early 1973, her first No. You came in when nobody else left off." Label: Hut Recordings - HUT 58,Hut Recordings - HUT58,Hut Recordings - 7243 … 216 in RIAA's Songs of the Century. [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." Scrobble songs and get recommendations on other tracks and artists. Carly Simon - Youre So Vain (with lyrics) - Dailymotion Video [3] "You're So Vain" was voted No. "[18], In 2004 Simon told Regis Philbin, "If I tell it, it's going to come out in dribs and drabs. The album debuted at No. At the invitation of producer Richard Perry, Simon recorded the album at Trident Studios in London, where Perry was keen for Simon to work with engineer Robin Cable. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann. edition, 2000). "You're So Vain" is ranked at No. Don't you? He concluded that "Perry paid particular attention to Simon's vocals and gave her music a new pop/rock 'buoyancy that previous albums lacked'."[1]. It was Simon's first US Top 10 album since Boys in the Trees (1978). 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. The next day, the program's crew detected the name "David" concealed in a back-played whisper. Carly Simon originally released You're So Vain written by Carly Simon and Carly Simon released it on the album No Secrets in 1972. It is sampled by Janet Jackson with Carly Simon. 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. It was replaced by Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and spent the next month in the runner-up spot. According to an interpretation of a clip of a remastered version of "You're So Vain," Carly Simon named David Geffen as the target of the song. 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. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1995 Vinyl release of You're So Vain on Discogs. Billy said to me, 'Look at the clouds in your coffee'. 7 on the Billboard 200, selling 58,000 copies in its first week, and remained on the chart for 10 weeks. Her heartbreak over eventually losing him inspired the song "Dan, My Fling", which appears on her first album. tono: F ( Carly Simon ) Dm7 Bb F Bb Dm7 You walked into a party Like you are walking on to a yacht Dm7 Bb F Bb Dm7 You hat strategically dipped below one eye Your scarf it was an a-pri-cot Dm7 Bbmaj7 C Am7 Dm7 Bb F You had one eye in the mirror as you watched yourself gavotte F C Bb And all the girls dreamed that they'd be your partner They'd be your partner and F Gm7 F You're so vain … So many folks that read the former version of this blog commented on how much they could relate it to their own experiences. It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. The album is ranked No. "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. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. Chocolate Starfish are an Australian rock music group formed in 1992, before separating in 1998. The song was a No. 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 … [13] David Bowie, David Cassidy and Cat Stevens have all been cited by the press as speculative candidates. Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men", not a specific "man". 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]. It was also covered by Dan Hill [ZA], Trash Pour 4, The Good Music Orchestra, Jean Le Fort and other artists. Simon recalls: "Elektra rejected [the tracks from that session] and...asked me to work with Richard Perry. The song is ranked at No. [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. [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 was re-released in the UK in 1991 to cash in on its inclusion in a commercial for Dunlop Tyres, peaking at No. [2] [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. [19], In a 2007 interview, Warren Beatty said, "Let's be honest. "[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. 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." [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. You're So Vain Lyrics: 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 … Simon said about the song, "The apricot scarf was worn by Nick [Delbanco]. You're So Vain by John Barrowman was written by Carly Simon and was first released by Carly Simon in 1972. [7] Simon said that when she wrote the song in 1971, she had not yet met Geffen. Listen online to Carly Simon - You're So Vain and see which albums it appears on. 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. Eleonora Espago - You're So Vain (Extended Version) - YouTube "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. [6] The strings were arranged by Simon and orchestrated by Paul Buckmaster. 1 hit in the US, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, and reached No. 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. When asked how this collaboration occurred, Simon said: He happened to call at the studio. 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"[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. ", "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'? For example, AllMusic's William Ruhlmann gave the album four-and-a-half stars (out of five). 1 on either chart. 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. Stern commented, "There is an odd aspect to it... he's not that vain." It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached 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". [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. A friend told Simon the male guest entered as if he was "walking onto a yacht". The first words were: "Bless you, Ben. 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Heimall – art direction, design, This page was last edited on 26 January 2021, at 01:40. Simon plays piano on the track. 3 on the UK chart on its original release in 1973. 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. "You're So Vain" was Simon's breakthrough hit in the United Kingdom, reaching No. [Elektra] didn't think Buckmaster would produce a hit record for me".[5]. 4 in Ireland and South Africa. And I've given out two letters already, an 'A' and an 'E'. 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. [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". "[12], In 2005 Simon's ex-husband Jim Hart said he was sure that the song was not about anyone famous. "[21] Simon confirmed that she has given the names to a few people, including Stern.[22]. 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There are nearly 24,000 dance studios and schools across North America, and the most consistent comment I’ve heard is frustration around studio owners who don’t communicate well, completely, or in a timely manner and how frustrating … 72 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All-Time. ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, Grammy Awards[56] 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. [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. The song You're So Vain was written by Carly Simon and was first released by Carly Simon in 1972. That song was about me. "[26] A representative for Simon stated that the name whispered during the song is "David". … I said "We're doing some backup vocals on a song of mine, why don't you come down and sing with us?"[32]. [7], In 1983, she said the song was not about Mick Jagger,[8] who contributed uncredited backing vocals to it. 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. 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. [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. [3] Twenty-five years after its initial release, No Secrets was officially certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on December 12, 1997. 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