Classic Rock Songs We Never Want to Hear Again (6)

Joni Mitchell, ”Big Yellow Taxi”

It’s something of an indictment on the ’60s and hippiedom in general that the closest thing it ever mustered to an environmental rallying cry was a discussion of those tiresome Hawaiians deciding to develop their land, thus ruining Joni Mitchell’s holiday. And if Mitchell’s oh-I’m-so-carefree laugh at the end of the song hasn’t started to grate on you after about the hundredth listen, well, you’re more even-tempered than me, put it that way.