the absolute best ever Three Dog Night song!

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott S., Oct 14, 2021 at 10:08 AM.

  1. Scott S.

    Scott S. lead singer for the best indie band on earth Thread Starter

    Walmartville PA
  2. DK Pete

    DK Pete Forum Resident

    Levittown. NY
    Easy To Be Hard
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  3. SPF2001

    SPF2001 Active Member

    St. Petersburg,Fl.
    Hard to argue with that one,but I really love "Out In The Country".
  4. Keith todaro

    Keith todaro Forum Resident

    Hard to name just one: Celebrate; Nobody; I Never Dreamed You’d Leave; Out in the Country; I Can Hear You Calling…geeze
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  5. scotti

    scotti Forum Resident

    Atlanta GA
    "Chest Fever" from their first record.
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  6. Dalziel53

    Dalziel53 Forum Resident

    I'm partial to one.... and that one is One ....... probably because it's the loneliest number........ One.
  7. Larry L

    Larry L Senior Member

    Allen, Texas
  8. audiomixer

    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

    uh, no
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    audiomixer As Bald As The Beatles

  10. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Cambridge, MA
    This would be my choice. Lots of good hit singles to choose from, but Eli's Coming is the best. Love the interesting piano riffs going on behind the vocals, too, which I presume were done by Gabriel Mekler?

    There's a Steve Hoffman mastered version of Eli's Coming available on the MCA compilation Vintage Music Vol 10. (Vols 9-10 on CD).
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  11. Dawg In Control

    Dawg In Control Forum Resident

    Granite Falls, NC
    Best songs depend on mood a lot and vary. But "Mama Told Me Not To Come" is the best song ever about a party.
    Plus the D.J.s always got caught by that last late note.

  12. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    Ok, a Youngbloods song, but I like this version a lot.

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  13. 7solqs4iago

    7solqs4iago Forum Resident

    All 3 with a verse, a lecture that is always with us

    and Floyd's best demonstration of his masterpiece ghost beats, not a clue how did this shuffle the first minute, it involves using the left stick to hit the hi-hat and snare simultaneously

  14. Chee

    Chee Forum Resident

    Shambala or the live Chest Fever at the ABC Dunhill Forum show in '69.
  15. Blue Cactus

    Blue Cactus Forum Resident

    Celebrate or Old Fashioned Love Song (45 version only.)
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  16. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Forum Resident

    Houston, Tx, US
    The one about "a landing", rocks
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  17. jhw59

    jhw59 Forum Resident

    Rehoboth Beach DE.
    That B-3 break after the vocal intro is terrific
  18. jmxw

    jmxw Fab Forum Fan

    I gotta go with Joy To The World.

    Maybe it's a bit cliché, but it has a lot of sentimental resonance with one of my sons. :righton:
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  19. Damiano54

    Damiano54 Forum Resident

    I'm not familiar with their entire catalog, but I would guess that Eli's Comin's is their best song.
    But since their recording is inferior to L Nyro's, I'm going with Out In the Country.
  20. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    Out in the Country but Liar is a close second.
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  21. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    For me it's probably a tie between "Easy To Be Hard" (that one is a goose-bump raiser) and "Out In The Country" (a beautiful song with environmental overtones). Re: "Liar", I bought that 45 in 1971 when I was 15 and still dig it quite a bit.
  22. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident

    Hanahan, SC
    Hear, hear!!
  23. CliffL

    CliffL Forum Resident

    Sacramento CA USA
    Didn't know 3 Dog Night had recorded "Sunlight"! Nice song.
  24. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident


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