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Three Dog Night

Three Dog Night scored a succession of 21 hit singles, including eleven Top Tens, and twelve consecutive gold albums from 1969 to 1975, thanks to the slick, sometimes soulful vocal harmonies of singers Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, and Cory Wells and an excellent ear for quality material. While often criticized as commercial, the band was noted for its creative arrangements and interpretations, and their cover choices gave exposure (and royalties) to several talented songwriters: Nilsson ("One"), Laura Nyro ("Eli's Coming"), Randy Newman ("Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"), Hoyt Axton ("Joy to the World"), Argent's Russ Ballard ("Liar"), and Leo Sayer ("The Show Must Go On"). Wells and Hutton met in the '60s while the former was the lead singer of the Enemies and the latter, a writer/producer for Hanna Barbera Records who had recorded several singles, served as producer. In 1967, Hutton conceived the idea of a three-vocalist group, and he and Wells enlisted mutual friend Negron. They took their name from an Australian expression describing low nocturnal temperatures in the outback (the colder the night, the more dogs needed to keep warm while sleeping). The three cut a few unsuccessful singles and decided to expand their range by hiring backing musicians, who included guitarist Mike Allsup, keyboardist Jimmy Greenspoon, bassist Joe Schermie, and drummer Floyd Sneed. "One" became the band's first Top Ten hit in 1969, while "Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" hit number one a year later. "Joy to the World" became the group's biggest hit in 1971, spending six weeks on top of the pop charts, and their streak continued with their final number one, 1972's "Black and White" (a U.K. reggae hit for Greyhound), and their final Top Ten, 1974's "The Show Must Go On." By 1976, internal dissent arose in the group and Three Dog Night officially disbanded a year later. There was a reunion in the early '80s, and Hutton and Wells have since taken Three Dog Night out on the international touring circuit. In 2002 With The London Symphony was released and then, in 2004, to celebrate their 35th anniversary, the band issued The 35th Anniversary Hits Collection which featured a pair of new tracks, "Sault Ste. Marie" and "Overground." 2009 saw two more new singles in "Heart of Blues" and "Prayer of the Children" hinting at the possibility of another studio album in their future. Three Dog Night continued to tour over the next few years, though Wells eventually left the group in September 2015 due to medical complications. Just one month later he succombed to myeloma, a form of blood cancer. ~ Steve Huey
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Stations Featuring
Three Dog Night

    Super '70s

    Super '70s
    13 songs

    Classic Rock

    Classic Rock
    6 songs

    Classic Hard Rock

    Classic Hard Rock
    6 songs

    Deep Classic Rock

    Deep Classic Rock
    3 songs

    Oldies Hits

    5 songs

    Oldies Party

    5 songs

    Classic Hits

    2 songs

    '60s Oldies

    1 song

    Sailing Away

    1 song

Albums by
Three Dog Night

Top Songs by
Three Dog Night

  1.   Song
  2.   Mama Told Me (Not to Come)
  3.   Joy to the World
  4.   One
  5.   Black and White
  6.   Easy to Be Hard
  7.   Shambala
  8.   An Old Fashioned Love Song
  9.   Never Been to Spain
  10.   Eli's Coming
  11.   Out in the Country
  12.   Celebrate
  13.   Pieces of April
  14.   The Family of Man
  15.   One Man Band
  16.   Liar
  17.   Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)
  18.   The Show Must Go On
  19.   Try a Little Tenderness
  20.   Chest Fever
  21.   Sure as I'm Sittin' Here
  22.   Your Song
  23.   Heaven Is in Your Mind
  24.   Let Me Serenade You
  25.   'Til the World Ends
  26.   It's for You
  27.   Circle for a Landing
  28.   King Solomon's Mines
  29.   Heavy Church
  30.   I'll Be Creepin'
  31.   Our "B" Side
  32.   Night in the City
  33.   You
  34.   If You Knew
  35.   Roses and Rainbows
  36.   I'd Be So Happy
  37.   Lay Me Down Easy
  38.   Storybook Feeling
  39.   Happy Song
  40.   Good Feeling (1957)
  41.   Cowboy
  42.   It Ain't Easy
  43.   Never Dreamed You'd Leave Me in Summer
  44.   Nobody
  45.   Tulsa Turnaround
  46.   I Can't Get Enough of It
  47.   Fire Eater
  48.   Intro/Poem: Mistakes and Illusions/Peace of Mind
  49.   Murder in My Heart for the Judge
  50.   My Impersonal Life
  51.   Sinner Man
  52.   On the Way Back Home
  53.   Sitting in Limbo
  54.   Put out the Light
  55.   Anytime Babe
  56.   Ridin' Thumb
  57.   Play Children Play
  58.   Feelin' Alright
  59.   Jam
  60.   Midnight Runaway
  61.   Going in Circles
  62.   Rock and Roll Widow
  63.   The Loner
  64.   Bet No One Ever Hurt This Bad
  65.   Ain't That a Lotta Love
  66.   A Change Is Gonna Come
  67.   Dreaming Isn't Good for You
  68.   I've Got Enough Heartache
  69.   Sunlight
  70.   Freedom for the Stallion
  71.   Chained
  72.   Prelude to Morning
  73.   In Bed
  74.   Funny How Love Can Be
  75.   Prelude
  76.   Into My Life
  77.   Good Time Living
  78.   Woman
  79.   Don't Make Promises
  80.   My Old Kentucky Home (Turpentine and Dandelion Wine)
  81.   Find Someone to Love
  82.   Singer Man
  83.   The Writing's on the Wall
  84.   Time to Get Alone
  85.   I Can Hear You Calling
  86.   Let Me Go
  87.   Lady Samantha