Day 14 – A Song No-One Would Expect You To Love
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Another category I have found difficult, to be honest, as I like lots of different types of music so people would probably struggle to predict whether or not I will like something. And yesterday’s Celine Dion revelation muddies the water still further I suppose.
However, even bearing in mind my broad tastes, people who know me would probably be surprised to discover that this is one of my favourite songs. In fact, even I am surprised in some ways, because I don’t really know why. Unlike most other songs that I love, I’m not sure when I first heard it, and it doesn’t have any particularly special associations. It’s not even by an artist that I’m especially fond of. And I guess it’s quite a “girlie” song in many ways. This lack of context is something I find frustrating and is certainly out of character for me. But whatever the whys and wherefores, I know I have liked the song for about as long as I can recall. I remember it being on the jukebox when I was a student and we used to play pool at the Guild (it would be called the students’ union at most institutions) on a Sunday night – it was a regular selection of mine there. One of my friends used to choose songs he knew were long so he would get his money’s worth, but I normally went for this.