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Hits is a 1996 greatest hits compilation by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. As of December 2007, it has sold 488,000 copies in the United States [3], and was certified Gold in the United Kingdom in 2013 for 100,000 copies sold.[4] A counterpart album, Misses, was released on the same day as Hits. It consists of Mitchell's lesser known songs that she considers personal favorites.

Hits
Hits (Joni Mitchell).jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released1996
Recorded1969—1991
GenreFolk
Length60:34
LabelReprise
ProducerJoni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell chronology
Turbulent Indigo
(1994)
Hits
(1996)
Misses
(1996)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Rolling Stone(mixed)[1]
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All songs were written by Joni Mitchell, except "Unchained Melody" by Alex North and Hy Zaret.

  1. "Urge for Going" – 5:05
    • Originally recorded by Tom Rush in 1967, Mitchell's own version wasn't released until 1972, as the b-side of the "You Turn Me on I'm a Radio" single. First time available on a Joni Mitchell album.
  2. "Chelsea Morning" – 2:31
  3. "Big Yellow Taxi" – 2:14
    • Released as a single.
  4. "Woodstock" – 5:27
  5. "The Circle Game" – 4:51
  6. "Carey" – 3:02
    • Released as a single.
  7. "California" – 3:50
    • Tracks 6–7 from Blue.
  8. "You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio" – 2:39
  9. "Raised on Robbery" – 3:05
  10. "Help Me" – 3:22
  11. "Free Man in Paris" – 3:02
  12. "River" – 4:04
    • From Blue.
  13. "Chinese Café/Unchained Melody" – 5:18
  14. "Come in from the Cold" – 7:30
  15. "Both Sides, Now" – 4:34

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hits by Joni Mitchell | Rolling Stone Music | Music Reviews". rollingstone.com. 2011. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  2. ^ Parisien, Roch (2011). "Hits – Joni Mitchell | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 19 July 2011.
  3. ^ Caulfield, Keith (21 December 2007). "Ask Billboard". Billboard. Retrieved 19 May 2018.
  4. ^ BPI website Archived 2013-02-06 at WebCite