The 7 Best Carly Simon Songs To Celebrate Carly Simon's Birthday

by Leigh Anderson
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1. Probably Simon’s best-known song, 1972’s “You’re So Vain” is ranked No. 82 on Billboard‘s list of the greatest songs of all time. This song is probably about me. (Actually, it’s probably about Warren Beatty—Simon has given out “letter clues” and revealed that the man’s name has the letters a, e and r in it.)

2. “Let The River Run,” from the Working Girl soundtrack. This video is worth it if only for the shot of Joan Cusack’s eye makeup.

3. “Coming Around Again” was the theme song to the 1986 movie Heartburn, starring Meryl Streep and Jack Nicholson.

4. “Mockingbird” was the lead single on her 1974 album Hotcakes and a duet with her then-husband James Taylor.

5. “Haven’t Got Time For The Pain,” from Hotcakes, reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. But I think most of us associate it with the commercial for Medipren in the late ’80s.

6. “Nobody Does It Better,” the theme song from the 1977 Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me, went to No. 1 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and No. 2 on the Cash Box chart, second only to Debby Boone’s “You Light Up My Life.”

7. Carly scored a Grammy nomination for “Vengeance,” from 1979’s Spy.

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