"Big Yellow Taxi" is a song written and originally performed by Joni Mitchell in 1970. It was a big hit in her native Canada (#14) as well as Australia (#6) and the UK (#11). It only reached #67 in the US in 1970, but was later a bigger hit there for her in a live version released in 1975, which peaked at #24.
Charting versions have also been recorded by The Neighborhood (who had the original top US 40 hit… read more
They paved paradise
And put up a parking lot
With a pink hotel, a boutique
And a swinging hot spot