Three Dog Night Songs Ranked

Three Dog Night is an American rock band formed in 1967, with founding members consisting of vocalists Danny Hutton, Cory Wells, and Chuck Negron. This lineup was soon augmented by Jimmy Greenspoon (keyboards), Joe Schermie (bass), Michael Allsup (guitar), and Floyd Sneed (drums). The band had 21 Billboard Top 40 hits between 1969 and 1975, with three hitting number one. Three Dog Night recorded many songs written by outside songwriters, and they helped to introduce mainstream audiences to writers such as Paul Williams (“An Old Fashioned Love Song”) and Hoyt Axton (“Joy to the World”).
In November 2015, the band announced that singer David Morgan would be joining them on the road. He was a member of the Association. In April 2017, Howard Laravea replaced Eddie Reasoner on keyboards. He was formerly with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed Three Dog Night among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire. Here are all of Three Dog Night’s songs ranked.

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20. The Show Must Go On (Hard Labor, 1974)

“This is an absolute masterpiece! Right from the lyrics to the video, it’s amazing. Definitely one of their finest!”

19. One Man Band (Naturally, 1970)

“I love the way the song sounds it’s helped me through a lot and it’s super good it sends chills down my spine every time I hear it in a good way”

18. Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here (Hard Labor, 1974)

“The whole song is presented as a metaphor with dark lyrics and a happy beat. Only by listening deeply you will be able to understand and that’s what I like about them they present everyone friendly songs for the masses and brilliant songs for the fans.”

17. Easy Evil (American Pastime, 1976)

“Most people wouldn’t understand the lyrics to the song when they first listened to it, or maybe like the third time they listened to it. The lyrics are very deep, and well, that’s the type of person I am. I cannot stand music with no meaning, so this is perfect, love it!”

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16. Liar (Naturally, 1970)

“The beat is amazing, the lyrics go deeper the more you listen to them, and his voice is honest and raw; this is what Three Dog Night sounds like and this is why their music saves people too. Open, honest, and comparable to what we go through!”

15. Sitting In Limbo (Hard Labor, 1974)

“The lyrics are so deep and even deeper when you relate to them. It sends chills down my spine and his voice is so emotional and it’s just simply amazing”

14. The Family of Man (Harmony, 1971)

“There is something so honest and truthful about this song. There is something so comforting about the lyrics, knowing that what you’re going through may not normal, but you are not the only one.”

13. Going In Circles (Seven Separate Fools, 1972)

“Each time you listen to this song, it gets deeper, and the deeper it gets, the darker it gets. Hence, a relatable song. Brilliant song.”

12. Celebrate (Celebrate, 1993)

“THIS IS THE BEST SONG EVER! I love all the lyrics and the meaning of this song. The beat is awesome and the music is so cool! this should by far be number 1.”

11. Pieces of April (Seven Separate Fools, 1972)

“There’s a lot of meaningful lyrics that I relate to. I think it should be at least in the top three. This song is the best! All of a sudden I’ve had an obsession with this song and it is really weird.”

10. Eli’s Coming (Suitable for Framing, 1969)

“I love this song because I can relate to every lyric so perfectly. It has an amazing beat to it and kept me engaged from the first few seconds I heard it.”

9. Easy to Be Hard (Suitable for Framing, 1969)

“The way they use their lyrics to describe these intense emotions and go into such excruciating detail so that the song seems to spread through you and moves from your ears down to your heart.”

8. Black & White (Seven Separate Fools, 1972)

“This is my absolute favorite song of all times. It makes me so emotional. The tempo changes are amazing. I know its bad I trust this song, because you’re not supposed to trust a song that’s flawless.”

7. An Old Fashioned Love Song (Harmony, 1971)

“The thought that goes into their songs is incredible, and are constantly examined to define their meaning.”

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6. Never Been to Spain (Harmony, 1971)

“Honestly each song has it’s own individual style and you can’t really pick one over the other. So many genres are poured into their music that you can’t even accurately identify them in the music industry.”

5. Shambala (Cyan, 1973)

“This has to be my most favourite songs of all time, with an amazing singer, drummer, lyrics that can explain almost anyone’s life, and something that feels like three totally different genres in one song. I don’t care where it is on this list, just that it’s acknowledged will make me so so so so happy!”

4. One (Three Dog Night, 1968)

“The original vocals were the best the group ever put together. A true classic! Love songs with temp changes. Great singing and harmonies! What a classic ballad that changes Tempos! What a song!”

3. Out In the Country (It Ain’t Easy, 1970)

“Overall, this song isn’t that good. It’s the chorus. This song literally has the best chorus of any song of all time. It just makes you feel alive and happy.”

2. Mama Told Me (Not to Come) (It Ain’t Easy, 1970)

“Astonishing, brilliant poetry. This may be the greatest written song of all time. It’s hard to put into words how deeply this song affects me, but the best way to do so is to read the words of this absolute masterpiece.”

1. Joy to the World (Naturally, 1970)

“This is honestly one of my favorites. It’s so hard to explain; you really have to hear it to capture the pure perfection of this song. I could never pick a very favorite out of all their songs though, they all are amazing and easy [for me] to relate to.”