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Big Yellow Taxi is a song from 1970, written by Joni Mitchell.

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Big Yellow Taxi
Single from:

Joni Mitchell

From the album:

Ladies of the Canyon

B-side (s) Woodstock
Released 1970
Type of carrier Vinyl single
Genre Folk Rock
Duration 2: 39
Tag Warner Bros. Records
Writer (s) Joni Mitchell
Producer (s) Joni Mitchell
Position (s) in the charts
  1. 6 (Australia)
  2. 11 (United Kingdom)
  3. 14 (Canada)
  4. 19 (Dutch Single Top 100)
  5. 24 (United States)
  6. 27 (Dutch Top 40)
Joni Mitchell
- 1970

Big Yellow Taxi

1971

Carey

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Joni Mitchell[Edit]Edit

Joni Mitchell was inspired to write this song during a visit to Hawaii. She looked from the window of her hotel to the mountain landscape to the South Pacific and then down to the parking lot. This seemed onafzienlijk and the sharp contrast with the ' paradise ' that they had seen a shock brought about. The song is among other things in on destroying a natural landscape and the use of DDT. With the sentence "Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got//Till it's gone" denounces the artist the shortsightedness of many who realise the value of something, only when it is too late.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 05-09-1970 t/m 26-09-1970
Week: 1 2 3 4
Position: 40 30 27 28 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 12-09-1970-03-10-1970
Week: 1 2 3 4
Position: 27 20 19 29 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Big Yellow Taxi - 1819 1990 1765 1369 1276 1860 1896 1744 1658 1526 1368 1564 1489 1463

Big Yellow Taxi
Single from:

Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton

From the album:

Hard Candy

B-side (s) Big Yellow Taxi
Released 2003
Type of carrier CD single
Recording 2002
Genre Rock
Duration 3: 47
Tag Geffen Records
Writer (s) Joni Mitchell
Producer (s) Ron Fair
Position (s) in the charts
  1. 3 (Australia)
  2. 4 (New Zealand)
  3. 13 (United Kingdom)
  4. 19 (Dutch Top 40)
  5. 23 (Dutch Single Top 100)
  6. 33 (Flanders)
  7. 40 (Austria)
  8. 42 (United States)
  9. 55 (Sweden)
  10. 63 (Switzerland)
Counting Crows's singles chronology
1997

A Long December

2003

Big Yellow Taxi with Vanessa Carlton

2004

Holiday in Spain with BLØF

Vanessa Carlton's singles chronology
2003

Pretty Baby

2003

Big Yellow Taxi with Counting Crows

2004

Everybody's Got to Learn Sometime with Zucchero

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Counting Crows & Vanessa Carlton[Edit]Edit

The version of Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton was used as a soundtrack for the film Two Weeks Notice. The song was a big hit and is still one of their best known songs.

Chart Positions[Edit]Edit

Dutch Top 40[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 15-02-2003 to 26-04-2003
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Position: 25 19 20 19 20 21 24 27 27 30 34 from

Dutch Single Top 100[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 08-02-2003 to 14-06-2003
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19
Position: 80 26 23 27 25 28 37 38 42 45 50 54 58 68 70 71 72 75 76 from

Flemish Ultratop 50[Edit]Edit

Chart positions: 22-02-2003 to 29-03-2003
Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Position: 39 41 41 33 40 48 from

Radio 2 Top 2000[Edit]Edit

Number with listing (s)

in the Radio 2 Top 2000

' 99 ' 00 ' 01 ' 02 ' 03 ' 04 ' 05 ' 06 ' 07 ' 08 ' 09 ' 10 ' 11 ' 12 ' 13
Big Yellow Taxi - - - - - - 1577 1946 1322 1882 1950 1693 1726 - 1880

Other versions[Edit]Edit

Many other artists have recorded covers of this song, including Amy GrantMelanie SafkaSandi ThomBillie Joe Armstrong, Kaya, Pinhead GunpowderPaul TillotsonMoya BrennanKeb MoChris Thomas King,Keren Ann, the a cappellaQuintet Toxic Audio -and Bob Dylan, which rewrote the text part.

Trivia[Edit]Edit

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