THE SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL'S BLUE -- RANKED

I mean, it's impossible. But I'm gonna try.
  1. 10. "Little Green"
    Lovely and spare, like its title.
  2. 9. "This Flight Tonight"
    A perfect match of introspection and melodic structure that's almost like a recitative.
  3. 8. "My Old Man"
    There are few lines better than "The bed's too big / The frying pan's too wide."
  4. 7. "The Last Time I Saw Richard"
    The last bars of this song never cease to make me cry.
  5. 6. "Carey"
    I like to think that the person who puts on silver in this song grows up to be a Stevie Nicks shawl-twirler.
  6. 5. "All I Want"
    The rare song that captures the fun -- not the pain -- of longing.
  7. 4. "Blue"
    If songs are like tattoos, I'll take this as a full-body one, please.
  8. 3. "River"
    YES, YOU'VE GOT MAIL IS THE FIRST THING I THINK OF. COME AT ME, BRO.
  9. 2. "California"
    Because this is like the ur-Joni.
  10. 1. "A Case of You"
    The greatest song of all time.