Carly Simon reveals who ‘You’re So Vain’ verse is actually about

18 Nov 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Carly Simon admits ‘You’re So Vain’ was about Warren Beatty.

For 44 years, fans have wondered who the singer is singing about in her hit song “You’re So Vain.” The 70-year-old revealed to People that the second verse of her famous hit is about actor Warren Beatty.Carly Simon’s 1972 hit You’re So Vain – a rousing, impassioned evisceration of an egocentric lover – is one of the singer’s most enduringly popular songs. Although she revealed one of song’s inspirations, she isn’t saying who else she penned the song about and she doesn’t plan on giving up the secret.

In 2003, it even provided the basis for Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey’s memorably terrible karaoke duet in rom-com How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days. It makes perfect sense that Beatty — living up to Simon’s lyrical interpretation — has always maintained that the entire song is about him and him alone.

When asked whether she might reveal the inspiration for the song’s other verses in her forthcoming memoir, Simon said, “I don’t think so, at least until they know it’s about them.”

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