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Fun Music Information -> Joni Mitchell

This is the most recent information about Joni Mitchell that has been submitted to amIright. If we have more information about Joni Mitchell, then we provide a link to the section where it appears (the actual page whenever possible).

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Possible Misspelled Names:

These are the alternate spellings of the performer's name we've had to correct in submissions to amIright.

Joni Mitchell/ CSNY

Quotes:

About as modest as Mussolini. (on Joni Mitchell)
- David Crosby
Submitted by: LucidLupin
 

Music Performer Pseudonyms:

Also known as: Roberta Joan Anderson. Submitted by: oldschool

Weird Names of Music Performer's Children:

  • Kilauren - This was a child Joni gave birth to, I believe, in her late teens before she got into music. Joni gave the girl up for adoption, and wrote the song "Little Green" about her. Sometime in the late 1990s, the two were reunited, and to Joni's surprise, discovered that she had also become a grandmother by Kilauren. Submitted by: Eric Andrews

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio,"People aren't audio equipment.Chowder
"You Turn Me On, I'm A Radio,"Lucinda Blair

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Slow Ride," Foghat"Big Yellow Taxi," Joni Mitchell
"Choice Of Colors," The Impressions"Little Green," Joni Mitchell
"S.O.S.," Abba"Help Me," Joni Mitchell
"Happy Girl," Martina McBride"Blue Boy," Joni Mitchell
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Wild Things Run Fat" originally "Wild Things Run Fast"
Not always true.
Peter
"Wild Thins Run Fast" originally "Wild Things Run Fast"
Thin things do usually run fast.
Peter
"Ladies Of The Canon" originally "Ladies Of The Canyon"
... as in a scriptural or literary canon
Rick O'Shea
"Judgement Of The Moo And Stars" originally "Judgement Of The Moon And Stars"
Night court for cows.
Peter
"Woman Of Heat And Mind" originally "Woman Of Heart And Mind"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Judgement Of The Moon And Sitars" originally "Judgement Of The Moon And Stars"
Peter
"Help Men" originally "Help Me"
Peter
"Judgement Of The Moron And Stars" originally "Judgement Of The Moon And Stars"
Peter
"Let The Wind Carry Men" originally "Let The Wind Carry Me"
Peter
"My Gold Man" originally "My Old Man"
"There should be a Gold Man."-Phoebe on Friends
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Help Ma" originally "Help Me"
Candy Welty
"I Had A Ring" originally "I Had A King"
Jen
"Tree Man In Paris" originally "Free Man In Paris"
Sutch
"In France They Miss on Mainstreet" originally "In France They Kiss on Mainstreet"
Sutch
"In France They Hiss on Mainstreet" originally "In France They Kiss on Mainstreet"
Sutch

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Big Yellow Taxi""Big Orange Toupee"Tim Hall
"Chelsea Morning""Vegas Morning"Callmelennie
"Song for Sharon""Song for Karen"Lifeliver
"Free Man in Paris""FE - Man, That’s Ferrous!"Merry & Pippin
"Chelsea Morning""Chelsea Handler"2Eagle
"Circle Game""Circus Game"John A. Barry
"Big Yellow Taxi""Lost in a Parking Lot"Warren Baker
"Urge for Going""Urge for Groping"John A. Barry
"Big Yellow Taxi""They Paid Sarah's Buys"Bob Gomez
"Big Yellow Taxi""Big Yellow Maxi"Rick Duncan

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Urge For GoingDetrol (bladder control medication)signawaiver
Song For SharonThe X-Factorpickle*
Urge For GoingKandoo Toilet Wipes pickle*

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Englishman In New York
   Sting
Woodstock
   Joni Mitchell
Englishman In Woodstock, New York
Peter
Los Angeles
   X
California
   Joni Mitchell
Los Angeles, California
Susan
Santa Monica
   Everclear
California
   Joni Mitchell
Santa Monica, California
Susan
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer
   Elmo And Patsy
Big Yellow Taxi
   Joni Mitchell
Grandma Got Run Over by a Big Yellow Taxi
Raphael
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Joni Mitchell James
Joni Mitchell combined with Joni James
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Misheard Lyrics:

"The Circle Game"
Misheard Lyrics:
And the painted boners go up and down
Original Lyrics:
And the painted ponies go up and down
"Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
I love paradise.
Parking lot!
Original Lyrics:
They paved paradise, put up a parking lot.
"Tin Angel"
Misheard Lyrics:
Valentines and make-believes
Tucked into a paper bag
Original Lyrics:
Valentines and maple leaves
Tucked into a paperback
"Big Yellow Taxi"
Misheard Lyrics:
It just spoils the apples
believe in the birds and the bees
Please!
Original Lyrics:
I don't care about spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees. Please!
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Shades of Scarlet Conquereing"
Misheard Lyrics:
Though stand in boys and extra players,
LIKE NORRIS HOPEWELL AND ROBERT HALE
Original Lyrics:
Through stand in boys and extra players
MAGNOLIAS HOPEFUL IN HER AUBURN HAIR

Story about this misheard lyric by: Kit Kat

This song is beautiful, and no matter how awful you may sound, one cannot help but sing it aloud sometimes, and I did, but with Norris and Robert in the lyric. I assumed they were lesser known character actors from the '40s.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Cotton Avenue"
The Funny Lyrics:
If you got a place like that to go
Well, you gotta go there
And if you got no place special
Well, you just got no place special
Why They're Funny:
Sounds like she's stating the obvious and couldn't think of anything better to fill up this line.
Submitted by: Captain Obvious
 

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Free Man In Paris"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I was a free man in Paris
Why They're Nonsensical:
Makes sense, except that it was sung by a woman.
Submitted by: RJSchex
"Both Sides Now"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I've looked at clouds from both sides now
Why They're Nonsensical:
How did she accomplish this astonishing feat? Maybe from a hot air balloon?? (in which case it *could* actually make sense, but still...how could one possibly tell?)
Submitted by: Micky
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Big Yellow Taxi"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Late last night, I heard the screen door slam
And a big yellow taxi took away my old man
Why They're Misrhymed:
Argue all you want, but I'm sorry that slam and man dont rhyme. What was she thinking?
Submitted by: Dana
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Big Yellow Taxi"
The Dated Lyrics:
Took all the trees, and put 'em in a tree museum,
And charged all the people, a dollar and a half just to see 'em.
Why They're Dated:
$1.50 ("A Dollar and a half") is below the average admission price of most places now. Fittingly, later versions of the songs changed the line to "15 bucks a head"
Submitted by: Ra'akone
"Big Yellow Taxi"
The Dated Lyrics:
Hey farmer farmer
Put away that D.D.T. now
Give me spots on my apples
But leave me the birds and the bees Please!
Why They're Dated:
DDT was banned in the United States and most other developed countries in the 1970's and 1980's, with limited use allowed in some tropical and Third World countries to control the spread of mosquito-born diseases, such as malaria. I don't believe we're importing many apples from Mozambique or Ecuador. So, I'm thinking- uh- Dated. Didn't Adam and the boys know this when they covered this song a couple of years ago?
Submitted by: Jeff DiFrancesco

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Twisted"
The Lyrics:
They all laugh at angry young men
They all laugh at Edison
And also at Einstein
Who They Mention:
inventor Thomas Alva Edison
physicist Albert Einstein
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
"The Tea Leaf Prophecy (Lay Down Your Arms)"
The Lyrics:
She plants her garden in the spring
She does the winter shovelling
Tokyo Rose on the radio
She says she's leavin' but she don't go
...
She plants her garden in the spring
They do the winter shovelling
THey sit up late and watch the Johnny Carson Show
She says, "I'm leaving here" but she don't go.
Who They Mention:
Tokyo Rose (Japanese Propaganda Radio broadcaster during WWII)
Johnny Carson
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
There are additional celebrity lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Refuge of the Roads"
The Lyrics:
Winn Dixie coldcuts and highway hand me downs
And I wound up fixing dinner
Product Brand Name:
Winn Dixie coldcuts
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"River"
The Song Lyrics:
I'm so hard to handle
Song They Mention:
"Hard to Handle" by Otis Redding (later covered famously by the Black Crowes)
Submitted by: Sutch
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Blue"
Opening Lines:
Blue, songs are like tattoos.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Help Me"
Opening Lines:
Help me I think I'm falling In love again
Comments:
"Help Me" was Joni Mitchell's most popular song. It was a top 3 hit for her back in 1974.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Space Change:

"Freeman in Paris" originally "Free Man in Paris"
Submitted by: Sutch
"Big Yell: 'Ow! Taxi!'" originally "Big Yellow Taxi"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

Song Title Anagrams:

"Hi, Jera!" originally "Hejira"
Jera can be a girls name
Submitted by: Butch
"I Forgo Egg Run" originally "Urge For Going"
Submitted by: Anna Graham
"They Miss A Kitten Snore In France" originally "In France They Kiss On Main Street"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"They Ask, Mention Sister In France" originally "In France They Kiss On Main Street"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne
"They Miss A Nose Trinket In France" originally "In France They Kiss On Main Street"
Submitted by: Alyssa Jayne

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Free Man In Paris"
The Lyrics:
I was a free man in Paris
I felt unfettered and alive
Why:
Paris, France
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"My Secret Place"
The Lyrics:
Once I saw a film
In New York City
That was shot in Colorado-
Girl meets desperado
Why:
New York City
Colorado
Submitted by: Tania WYEP

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Paprika Plains" Length: 16:19
Submitted by: Sutch

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Big Yellow Taxi"
The Lyrics:
They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.
Why:
The letter P.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"The Arrangement"
Elia Kazan's 1969 film
Submitted by: Sutch

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