Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

Burn! Music's 12 Best Insults & Jabs

One of the not-so-fun things in the world is to get insulted or, in the words of Kelso from That 70's Show, get "burned." Now, let's imagine what it would be like to be insulted by some musician on one of their albums -- that "burn" I can only imagine was magnified by a million.

Nevertheless, some of the greatest insults come from music. I personally wonder if those who inspired these songs feel sorry for what they did -- depending on who they are, that is. We will probably never know the answer to that one.

12. Carly Simon, "You're So Vain": Nobody is totally sure who the song is about. However, Simon has revealed that it's about three different men she knew -- one of them possibly being actor Warren Beatty, whom Simon has said the song is partially about. However, nobody is totally sure because the singer will never reveal the full identity of the person. Some have speculated that it was about record executive and founder of Geffen Records David Geffen, Kris Kristofferson and even Cat Stevens.

Identities aside, the person described in "You're So Vain" sounds like a real jerk. Simon sings, "You had me several years ago when I was still quite naive/ Well you said that we made such a pretty pair and that you would never leave/ But you gave away the things you loved and one of them was me/ I had some dreams they were clouds in my coffee, clouds in my coffee."

11. Eminem, "Kim": Throughout his life, Eminem has often had a very tumultuous relationship with his on-again-off-again wife, Kim Mathers. In the song, he depicts her violent death. Shortly after the song's release, the real-life Kim attempted suicide by slitting her wrists but was thankfully unsuccessful. After the song was released, Kim slapped a $10 million defamation lawsuit against Eminem.


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