The song was played as Cassie is talking to herself about “not caring about other people”, just like Shane alluded to.
Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain‘ came out in late 1972 via the Elektra record label, and immediately headed to #1 in four countries, including the U.S., as well as ranking high on the charts in six other countries.
It has since shown up on several critics Greatest Songs... lists over the last four decades, become pretty much Simon’s signature song, and been featured in many TV shows and movies.
The song itself was written by Simon about a man who is so full of himself he doesn’t really see anyone else around him, and is said to have been based on three men she knew. One of them, actor Warren Beatty.
Simon has since confirmed verse two of ‘You’re So Vain‘ is about Beatty, but not the rest of the track.
Listen to Carly Simon’s ‘You’re So Vain‘ as heard on last night’s The Flight Attendant on her album No Secrets, and in the video of a live performance she gave of the song.
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