Olivia Rodrigo Honors Carly Simon at Rock Hall, Sings ‘You’re So Vain’
After an induction and performance from Sara Bareilles’, Olivia Rodrigo performed a passionate rendition of Carly Simon’s hit.
On Saturday night (Nov. 5), the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted its 2022 class that included singer-songwriter great Carly Simon. After Sara Bareilles’ performance, Olivia Rodrigo performed “You’re So Vain” and was inducted.
Taylor Swift called “Vain”, the video montage in tribute to Simon (who was unable attend the ceremony), “the best song ever written… it is the best way anyone can address a breakup, and it’s amazing.”
Wearing stockings and a gray dress, Rodrigo skipped on stage during the sing-songy chorus, giving a performance so convincing it was as if she had written the 50-year-old song herself.
“You’re So Vain” topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three weeks. Simon is Simon’s only No. It was No. 1 on the tally. Bareilles’ hit single “Nobody Does It Better” reached No. 2 on the Hot 100.
The 2022 ceremony is the first time in the Hall’s 37-year history that six female acts — Benatar, Parton, Simon, Cotten, Robinson and Annie Lennox (as part of Eurythmics) — were inducted in one class.
The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which took place this year in Los Angeles, will air Nov. 19 on HBO.
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