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** It could also be about Zeus, ruler of the Greek pantheon. Odin was fairly faithful to his wife where Zeus was a bit of a player.



It's David Geffen.


Music/CarlySimon's hit ''You're So Vain'' is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_so_vain said to have been written about a famous man with whom she had a very bad relationship]] (link goes to TheOtherWiki). Carly refuses to admit who this man is; only one other person knows and he is sworn to secrecy (see below). The person addressed in the song remains a mystery, but we have our theories...

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Music/CarlySimon's hit ''You're So Vain'' is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_so_vain said to have been written about a famous man with whom she had a very bad relationship]] (link goes to TheOtherWiki).Wiki/TheOtherWiki). Carly refuses to admit who this man is; only one other person knows and he is sworn to secrecy (see below). The person addressed in the song remains a mystery, but we have our theories...


*** Unless [[FullHouse Uncle Joey]] is a cross dresser, deep throat, and a norse god.

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*** Unless [[FullHouse [[Series/FullHouse Uncle Joey]] is a cross dresser, deep throat, and a norse Norse god.


* More likely Pete Townshend was inspired to write "Who Are You?" after hearing Roger lament over the situation, considering that Roger has contributed to exactly one song ("Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere") in Music/TheWho's 50+ year career.

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* More likely {{Jossed}}: "Who Are You" is about Pete Townshend was inspired to write "Who Are You?" waking up in the doorway of a London pub after hearing Roger lament over a long night of drinking. [[JustForPun The "who"]] in question is Townshend, as a cop who recognized him said he's let him go home by himself if he was sober enough to identify himself. Even if the situation, considering that theory were true, Roger has contributed to exactly one song ("Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere") in Music/TheWho's 50+ year career.




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** Roger Daltrey isn't mad at anyone in "Who Are You." He's singing about a cop who once told a publicly hung over Pete Townshend that he'd let him go home if he could answer the eponymous question.



[[WMG: "You're So Vain" isn't about ''anyone''; Carly Simon just wanted to screw with people]]

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[[WMG: "You're So Vain" isn't about ''anyone''; Carly Simon just [[{{Troll}}just wanted to screw with people]]people]]]]

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[[WMG: The song isn't about a particular individual...]]

...rather, it was inspired by several different people with whom she'd had relationships, or inspired by bad relationships in general. People assumed that it was directed at someone specific, but it was actually written to be vague so that various people she'd had failed affairs with might assume that it was about them, while she was mocking their vanity to assume that she'd target them. Makes the chorus all the more cutting, don't you think?

Also both "several people" and "bad affairs in general" (as well as numerous other wordings that fit either possibility) fit
the "A" "R" and "E" clue.


And concurrently, the same person referred to in "Who Are You?" is Carly Simon. The two had a tryst in the early 1970s that ended badly. Carly wrote "You're So Vain" to get back at him. When he finally realized what was going on, Roger came up with "Who Are You?" to express his feelings about the whole thing -- lamenting that nobody can measure up to her but recognizing that she was a duplicitous, evil woman who he never truly knew.

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And concurrently, the same person referred to in "Who Are You?" is Carly Simon. The two had a tryst in the early 1970s that ended badly. Carly wrote "You're So Vain" to get back at him. When he finally realized what was going on, Roger came up with "Who Are You?" to express his feelings about the whole thing -- lamenting that nobody can measure up to her but recognizing that she was a duplicitous, evil woman who he never truly knew.
knew.
* More likely Pete Townshend was inspired to write "Who Are You?" after hearing Roger lament over the situation, considering that Roger has contributed to exactly one song ("Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere") in Music/TheWho's 50+ year career.

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[[WMG: "You're So Vain" is about Jimmy Durante]]

Is there a reason for this other than RuleOfFunny?



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*** Unless [[FullHouse Uncle Joey]] is a cross dresser, deep throat, and a norse god.


[[WMG: The person referred to in Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is the ''same person'' in Music/BillyJoel's "Big Shot". And the same person from Sheryl Crow's "My Favorite Mistake". And it is also whomever Alanis Morissette is angry at in "You Oughta Know" and whomever Roger Daltry is angry at in ''Who Are You''.]]

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[[WMG: The person referred to in Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is the ''same person'' in Music/BillyJoel's "Big Shot". And the same person from Sheryl Crow's Music/SherylCrow's "My Favorite Mistake". And it is also whomever Alanis Morissette Music/AlanisMorissette is angry at in "You Oughta Know" and whomever [[Music/TheWho Roger Daltry Daltrey]] is angry at in ''Who "Who Are You''.]] You."]]



The top guess is that it's WarrenBeatty

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The top guess is that it's WarrenBeatty
Creator/WarrenBeatty



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** As "Big Shot" is clearly directed at a woman ("They were all impressed with your Halston dress"), this is clearly impossible.


[[WMG: The person referred to in Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is the ''same person'' in Billy Joel's "You Had to Be a Big Shot". And the same person from Sheryl Crow's "My Favorite Mistake". And it is also whomever Alanis Morissette is angry at in "You Oughta Know" and whomever Roger Daltry is angry at in ''Who Are You''.]]

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[[WMG: The person referred to in Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" is the ''same person'' in Billy Joel's "You Had to Be a Big Music/BillyJoel's "Big Shot". And the same person from Sheryl Crow's "My Favorite Mistake". And it is also whomever Alanis Morissette is angry at in "You Oughta Know" and whomever Roger Daltry is angry at in ''Who Are You''.]]



[[WMG: "You're So Vain" is about Fred Jones from ''ScoobyDoo'']]

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[[WMG: "You're So Vain" is about Fred Jones from ''ScoobyDoo'']]''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'']]



** To elaborate, Carly was visiting a friend or relative and saw their kids watching a ScoobyDoo marathon and decided to join them. After a few episodes, she was disgusted by Fred and decided to write this song.

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** To elaborate, Carly was visiting a friend or relative and saw their kids watching a ScoobyDoo ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' marathon and decided to join them. After a few episodes, she was disgusted by Fred and decided to write this song.




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[[WMG: The person in "You're So Vain" became Dick Ebersol.]].

A mixture between two of them. when the song was written, Simon didn't have anyone in mind, she just wanted to screw with people. Cut to 2003, when Dick Ebersol had paid $50,000 for Simon to tell him exactly who he wrote the song about. Ebersol was then sworn to secrecy about the identity of the person the song was about after she told him, but Ebersol was allowed to say one clue: The person who the song was about had a letter 'E' in his name...


Musician/CarlySimon's hit ''You're So Vain'' is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_so_vain said to have been written about a famous man with whom she had a very bad relationship]] (link goes to TheOtherWiki). Carly refuses to admit who this man is; only one other person knows and he is sworn to secrecy (see below). The person addressed in the song remains a mystery, but we have our theories...

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Musician/CarlySimon's Music/CarlySimon's hit ''You're So Vain'' is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You%27re_so_vain said to have been written about a famous man with whom she had a very bad relationship]] (link goes to TheOtherWiki). Carly refuses to admit who this man is; only one other person knows and he is sworn to secrecy (see below). The person addressed in the song remains a mystery, but we have our theories...

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