January 1973 – a song popular in this month – You’re So Vain by Carly Simon
The person Simon is singing about in this song remains a mystery, as she has never made it clear who she wrote it about; rumors include Warren Beatty, Kris Kristofferson, Cat Stevens, and Mick Jagger, all of whom she had affairs with.
Interesting facts about You’re So Vain & Carly Simon
Richard Perry, who produced the album, has his own ideas about the song’s subject matter. He said in the book The Record Producers: “It’s about a compilation of men that Carly had known, but primarily Warren Beatty.”
Simon came up with the “Clouds in my coffee” line on a cross-country flight. She explained the meaning of the phrase, saying: “Clouds In My Coffee are the confusing aspects of life and love.
In 1976, Simon performed this on Saturday Night Live, but taped her performance about an hour before the show because she got really bad stage fright.
Carla Simon was married to James Taylor from 1972-1983.
She won the Grammy for Best New Artist of 1971.
In 2015, Taylor Swift listed this as the #1 “Song That Made Me,” explaining that its coy look at a famous ex-lover was an inspiration for many of her songs.
This information was provided by Songfacts.com