Artists Finally Reveal Who Triggered Their Revenge Songs

Carly Simon – “You’re So Vain”

In the decades since Carly Simon’s 1973 hit was released, fans have endlessly speculated about which male celebrity Simon considered vain enough to think “You’re So Vain” was about him. Some theories pointed to Mick Jagger as the one who mistreated Simon in her youth, but the most popular candidate has always been Warren Beatty.

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Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

And while Simon maintained that the song was about multiple people, The Los Angeles Times reported in 2015 that she finally confirmed the fans were at least partially right. In Simon’s words, “I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren.”