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Breakup Songs Written About Other Celebrities

Breaking up is hard to do. It’s even harder when there are millions of fans following your every move.

For some of our favorite pop stars in the music industry, the ending of a relationship has provided the creative fodder for some of the best breakup songs of our time. Time and time again, artists put their pain into poetry, producing highly relatable and deeply emotional tunes about the demise of a romance.

Over the years, several high-profile relationships have come to an end, and one (or both) parties have channeled their emotions into music. They’ve also either outright revealed who the song is about in interviews, or provided enough context clues in the lyrics to figure out who it’s probably about.

See some of the most well-known breakup songs about other celebrities…

Carly Simon Reveals 'You're So Vain' is About Warren Beatty!

Carly Simon is opening up about the man behind her famous hit “You’re So Vain”!

The 70-year-old legendary singer revealed that part of the song is about Reds star Warren Beatty, 78!

“I have confirmed that the second verse is Warren,” Carly told People.

When asked if he knows that verse is about him, Carly said, “Warren thinks the whole thing is about him!”

Will she ever reveal the identities of the other two men the song is about?

“I don’t think so,” Carly said, adding, “at least until they know it’s about them.”

Taylor Swift Sings 'You're So Vain' with Carly Simon! (Video)

Taylor Swift gives Carly Simon a hug while posing backstage following their performance of the classic song “You’re So Vain” during a stop on the Red Tour at Gillette Stadium on Saturday night (July 27) in Foxborough, Mass.

“Got to sing ‘You’re So Vain’ with Carly Simon at Gillette Stadium tonight!!!!! Unreal. I could not possibly look up to her more,” the 23-year-old singer tweeted after the show.

In case you didn’t know, Carly was married to singer James Taylor for ten years. Taylor has performed with him on her tours multiple times and cites him as one of her musical influences as well!


Taylor Swift Sings ‘You’re So Vain’ with Carly Simon!
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