8. Counting Crows and Vanessa Carlton, 'Big Yellow Taxi'
Joni Mitchell's disgusted take on urban sprawl has been covered thoroughly since its 1970 inception, including admirable turns from Bob Dylan, Green Day and Tracy Chapman. But this cover, featured on the soundtrack to the 2002 Sandra Bullock/Hugh Grant flick Two Weeks Notice, doesn't quite share the same heat. Crows singer Adam Duritz opts for full, bawling emote, while Carlton's supporting ooh-ahhs sounds as chipper as a prom queen's. Also, the video's scenes of them strolling around a shuttered amusement park at Coney Island seems to mix some metaphors, at best.
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