Three Dog Night is headed to Spirit Mountain Casino during the final weekend of summer, and they’re bringing their best songs! In anticipation, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favorite songs from their extensive repertoire. You can expect to hear these songs LIVE on September 15, 2018:
#5 “Joy to the World”
While most of Three Dog Night’s songs were actually written by other songwriters, they still hold a special place in listeners’ hearts. One such song is “Joy to the World,” originally written by Hoyt Axton. After being popularized on Three Dog Night’s fourth studio album called Naturally, “Joy to the World” went on to rank as number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for 1971. Impressive.
Listen to “Joy to the World”
Hitting number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1973, “Shambala” saw Three Dog Night take the Eastern mysticism themes of the lyrics and couple them with the gospel sounds of the music to create a wholly unique and genuine track. Support kindness and cooperation with “Shambala.”
Listen to “Shambala”
#3 “Never Been to Spain”
Like “Joy to the World,” “Never Been to Spain” is another Hoyt Axton-written song. Featured on Three Dog Night’s 1971 album Harmony, “Never Been to Spain” peaked at number 5 on Billboard. The story of “Never Been to Spain” revolves around a narrator that sings of the places he has not been. As you can guess,, he’s never been to Spain.
Listen to “Never Been to Spain”
#2 “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”
“Mama Told Me (Not to Come) was a song originally written by famed singer-songwriter Randy Newman. Three Dog Night took Newman’s song, added some rock ‘n roll and funk into the mix, and made it a verifiable hit when they covered it in 1970.
Listen to “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”
Hitting number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969 and slipping to number 11 by the end of the year, “One” has one of the most iconic first lines in music history: “One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” You can bet that hundreds of people will be singing along with Three Dog Night when they come to town.
Listen to “One”
Regardless of which Three Dog Night song is your favorite, you can expect to hear a bunch when they play live on September 15th! Tickets begin and $25 and they’re going fast! Purchase your tickets today.