Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine is a 1986 solo album by Daryl Hall. The album features his only Top 10 solo single, "Dreamtime", which peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. The single, "Foolish Pride", reached the Top 40, peaking at number 33.
The two sides of the vinyl record album were not labeled "Side 1" and "Side 2", nor "Side A" and "Side B", but rather, "Side 1" and "Side A", a convention which was maintained on the cassette tape release.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of allmusic gave the album 4/5 stars, commenting that "(3 Hearts) is a record tied to its time", and that "although he couldn't quite pull it together at the time, of interest as a portrait of where Hall was in 1986." Robert Christgau was far more critical, giving the record a C and stating that the album was "bloated by endless codas, superfluous instrumentation, hall upon hall of vocal mirrors, and the artist's unshakable confidence that his talent makes him significant."