Slacker Logo
Tuning

Artist

Three Dog Night

ON AIR
Advertisement
Advertisement
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
Read More Read Less

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