Carly Simon

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Carly Simon's 20 greatest tracks – ranked!
As her debut album turns 50, we select the best work by a songwriter with a standout talent for finely drawn character studies

Alexis Petridis

04, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Carly Simon on turning down Donald Trump: 'I thought he was kind of repulsive'
The singer-songwriter talks candidly about her friendship with Jackie Onassis, being humiliated by Harvey Weinstein and why she has no time for the US president

David Smith in Boston

31, Oct, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The 20 greatest breakup songs ever – ranked!
On the 40th anniversary of Gloria Gaynor’s I Will Survive topping the charts – and as the UK blunders towards its own acrimonious divorce – here’s the definitive list of tear-stained stonkers

Alexis Petridis

14, Mar, 2019 @3:16 PM

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Songs for the eclipse – 10 of the best
As the US prepares for a total solar eclipse, here are some of the best songs to enjoy as the sky goes dark

Jim Farber

20, Aug, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Friday’s best TV: Jamestown; Britain Today Tonight
A new period drama from the Downton Abbey creators set in the new world of America, plus Fonejacker dons the prosthetics again to play outlandish US reporters in a spoof of the news

Ali Catterall, Andrew Mueller, Hannah Verdier, Jack Seale, Hannah J Davies, David Stubbs, Jonathan Wright

05, May, 2017 @5:10 AM

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Damon Albarn: Gorillaz's new album a response to Trump's election
Band’s frontman says Humanz, the first Gorillaz album in five years, was made as a response to the ‘world going fucking nuts’

Alice Ross

09, Apr, 2017 @11:01 PM

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My first love song: musicians remember the soundtracks to their teenage crushes
A shaggy Texan, a firebreathing dancer, Liz Taylor … stars relive their first loves – and the tunes that bring them back

Interviews by Paul Lester

14, Feb, 2017 @7:00 AM

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Boys in the Trees by Carly Simon review – singer’s witty self-analysis
From showbiz anecdotes to illness and exploitation, this autobiography gives us Bohemia with the petals falling off

Victoria Segal

23, Dec, 2016 @4:40 PM

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Chance The Rapper is the world's first truly independent artist
His fourth mixtape, Coloring Book, makes him the first artist to get an album in the Billboard 200 charts based on streams alone – is he the future of music?

Eamonn Forde

19, May, 2016 @3:21 PM

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Walking on sunshine: The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco compilation
From singer-songwriter ballads to lavish soul, The Ladies of Too Slow to Disco compilation captures the creativity and optimism of female musicians in 70s California. Here some of them talk about those heady days

Joe Muggs

05, May, 2016 @5:32 PM

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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir by Carly Simon review – Bond, Warren Beatty and the ‘Beast’
The You’re So Vain singer’s fabulous memoir lays bare her love life and her depressive streak

Jude Rogers

27, Dec, 2015 @8:00 AM

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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir, by Carly Simon – digested read
‘Life with James Taylor was idyllic. I’d write hits. He’d go off to shoot up in the lavatory’

John Crace

06, Dec, 2015 @5:00 PM

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