I've been racking my brains on this forever, so I hope you can help me on this one! Who is Carly Simon referring to in the song "You're So Vain"? The song came out in 1973 right after Simon married James Taylor, but she had been involved with Warren Beatty, Mick Jagger, Cat Stevens, and Kris Kristofferson before her marriage.
At first like many people I thought the song was about Warren Beatty, but then I discovered that Mick Jagger was singing in the background, but I thought that would be to easy. Why would she create a song with Mick Jagger singing in the background if it was about him? I don't know much about Kris Krsitofferson, but I just can't see Cat Stevens being Vain, unless he's good at secluding it.
So tell me, from the people mentioned above, who was Carly referring to in her song "You're So Vain"?
-- Kim, Rivedale, New York City
I promised Carly not to say a word, but since your in desperate need to know, I'll tell you. Carly was singing about me! You see, me and Carly were friends in 1972, and since I was just a toddler, I wasn't gona get tied down at that young age. So I told Carly "Listen babe, this is not gona work, plus I know you're making a song about me". But she didn't say a word, just gave me that big grin of hers, so I knew I was right!
Now promise not to tell anybody what I just told you, it's a secret!