The Guy Carly Simon Was Singing About

So back in the ‘70s there was this singer-songwriter named Carly Simon who had a hit song called “You’re So Vain.” You’ve probably heard it. It’s in hundreds of movie and television shows, it’s always playing on an oldies station somewhere, and it’s an anthem for heartbroken women everywhere. It’s a cool song. It’s catchy and it has the memorable lyrics “You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.” There is a lot of speculation as to who the song is about. Carly Simon won’t publically reveal who it is. She’s offered some clues and she’s also hinted that it’s based on three different men, not just one. Warren Beatty is most likely the main inspiration for the song. He’s even said so himself in interviews. But regardless who the song is about, the guy is right about the song being about him. He was vain enough to inspire the song that she wrote about him being vain. And even though he probably thinks the song is about him, he’s definitely right. He deserves to be vain.

Critically Rated at 11/17

Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young

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