[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. "[11], Over the years Simon has divulged "letter clues" and has claimed that the subject's name contains the letters A, E, and R.[12], Shortly before the writing of the song, Simon was married to James Taylor; she has said that he was "definitely not" the subject of the song. John Barrowman released it on the album Another Side in 2007. 216 in RIAA's Songs of the Century. You're so vain, I'll bet you think this song is about you Don't you? [6] The strings were arranged by Simon and orchestrated by Paul Buckmaster. So many folks that read the former version of this blog commented on how much they could relate it to their own experiences. 997 in All-Time Top 1000 Albums (3rd. Nothing in the words referred to Mick [Jagger]. Before the song became a hit single in 1972, Simon told an interviewer that the song was about "men", not a specific "man". Simon said about the song, "The apricot scarf was worn by Nick [Delbanco]. "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. I'm going to add an 'R' in honor of you. [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. Moonlight Serenade is 20th studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on July 19, 2005, by Columbia Records.It is her fourth album of standards.. "You're So Vain" is a song written in 1971 by Carly Simon and released in November 1972. [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. 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. It was also covered by Springbok, Trash Pour 4, Jean Le Fort, Dan Hill [ZA] and other artists. 92 on Billboard's Greatest Songs of All Time. 41. 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 … [13] David Bowie, David Cassidy and Cat Stevens have all been cited by the press as speculative candidates. "You're So Vain" was voted No. 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. The song was a 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. You came in when nobody else left off." [Elektra] didn't think Buckmaster would produce a hit record for me".[5]. 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. It was also covered by Dan Hill [ZA], Trash Pour 4, The Good Music Orchestra, Jean Le Fort and other artists. The song is ranked at No. 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. It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. Simon plays piano on the track. ", "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'? … I said "We're doing some backup vocals on a song of mine, why don't you come down and sing with us?"[32]. "[21] Simon confirmed that she has given the names to a few people, including Stern.[22]. 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 replaced by Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" and spent the next month in the runner-up spot. The album debuted at No. Eleonora Espago - You're So Vain (Extended Version) - YouTube When the song is played backwards, at least as heard in the clip, a voice whispers "David." ^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, Grammy Awards[56] [3] "You're So Vain" was voted No. [citation needed], Howard Stern stated that Simon had privately revealed to him about whom the song was written after her interview on his popular radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio. .mw-parser-output .awards-table td:last-child{text-align:center}, Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You), List of number-one adult contemporary singles of 1973 (U.S.), List of number-one singles in Australia during the 1970s, "You're So Vain's 'lost' verse premiered", "Billboard Hot 100 Chart 50th Anniversary", "Official Charts Pop Gem #70: Carly Simon – You're So Vain", "Fun and Games With the David Geffen Rumor About Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain, "Carly Simon Finally Reveals Who "You're So Vain" Is About", "Regis & Kelly 2004 – Carly Simon talks about You're So Vain", "James Taylor and Carly Simon: The Rolling Stone Interview", "Carly Simon's new 'You're So Vain' whispers clue", "Carly Simon reveals 'You're So Vain' clue", "I've heard a million different stories—who was Carly Simon actually singing about in "You're So Vain"? It is one of the songs with which Simon is most identified, and upon its release, reached No. "You're So Vain" is ranked at No. 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 … Stern commented, "There is an odd aspect to it... he's not that vain." 4 in Ireland and South Africa. 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". View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the 1995 Vinyl release of You're So Vain on Discogs. 3 on the UK chart on its original release in 1973. He also stated that she had said it was a "composite of three people. 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. Mick Jagger contributed uncredited backing vocals for the song. Don't you? The next day, the program's crew detected the name "David" concealed in a back-played whisper. 1 on either chart. 1 in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The distinctive bass guitar intro is played by Klaus Voormann. But I'm going to add one to it. [5] The song originally had a fourth verse, possibly including another subject.[31]. It is sampled by Janet Jackson with Carly Simon. No Secrets is the third studio album by American singer-songwriter Carly Simon, released on November 28, 1972, by Elektra Records. It is sampled by Janet Jackson with Carly Simon. The song You're So Vain was written by Carly Simon and was first released by Carly Simon in 1972. 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. [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 [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". 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'. (Who Was ‘So Vain’? When asked how this collaboration occurred, Simon said: He happened to call at the studio. 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