Monday, April 3, 2023

Joni Mitchell: Top 20 Songs

Joni Mitchell

Top 20 Songs

Folk singer/songwriter, guitarist, and pianist born Roberta Joan Anderson on 11/7/1943 in Fort McLeod, Alberta, Canada. Raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Moved to New York in 1966. Her albums Blue (1971) and Court and Spark (1974) rank in the DMDB’s top 1000 albums of all time. She is one of only five artists to receive the Gershwin Prize, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Kennedy Center Honors, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame.

For a complete list of this act’s DMDB honors, check out the DMDB Music Maker Encyclopedia entry.

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Check out the Dave’s Music Database podcast Joni Mitchell: Top 10 Songs based on this list. Debut: April 4, 2023, at 7pm CST. New episodes based on Dave’s Music Database lists are posted every Tuesday at 7pm CST.


Top 20 Songs

Dave’s Music Database lists are determined by song’s appearances on best-of lists, appearances on compilations and live albums by the featured act, and songs’ chart success, sales, radio airplay, streaming, and awards.

DMDB Top 2%:

1. Big Yellow Taxi (1970)

DMDB Top 5%:

2. Help Me (1974)
3. River (1971)

DMDB Top 10%:

4. A Case of You (1971)
5. Both Sides Now (1969)

DMDB Top 20%:

6. Free Man in Paris (1974)
7. You Turn Me On, I’m a Radio (1972)
8. Carey (1971)
9. Raised on Robbery (1973)

Beyond the DMDB Top 20%:

10. Woodstock (1970)
11. In France They Kiss on Main Street (1975)
12. Coyote (1976)
13. The Circle Game (1970)
14. Amelia (1976)
15. For the Roses (1972)
16. Hissing of Summer Lawns (1975)
17. The Last Time I Saw Richard (1971)
18. Little Green (1971)
19. California (1971)
20. Urge for Going (1972)

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First posted 4/3/2023; last updated 4/4/2023.

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