"Mr. Vain" is a song by German group Culture Beat, released as the lead single from their second studio album, Serenity (1993). It was written by Steven Levis, Nosie Katzmann and Jay Supreme, and produced by Torsten Fenslau. Tania Evans is the lead vocalist and Supreme is the rapper. The song achieved huge success worldwide, reaching number-one in at least 12 countries. In the United States, it peaked at number 17 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Dance Club Songs chart. The song earned an award at the German Echo Award in 1994, in the category for "Best International Dance Single".
In the UK, "Mr. Vain" was the first number-one single not to be available as a 7" vinyl single since the 1950s and heralded the demise of the 7" single as a mass market medium. It was also one of the few singles to reach number one in 1993 on only three formats.
A music video was produced to promote the single, directed by Swedish-based director Matt Broadley. It begins with Supreme in black-and-white, looking at himself in a mirror, putting on a ring. As he looks into the mirror again, he sees the cracks in his face. He then attends a house party. Now in colours, people are dancing at the party. Evans sits in the corner of the room and sees Supreme peeking by the curtain. He walks towards her and offers her his hand. She leaves, with him following her down the hallway. As the video ends, she takes a hand-mirror lying on a nightstand and puts it up to his face. In black-and-white, his face becomes cracked and chipped again.