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|Song by Laura Nyro|
|from the album Eli and the Thirteenth Confession|
|Released||March 3, 1968|
|Producer(s)||Laura Nyro, Charlie Calello|
|Single by Three Dog Night|
|from the album Suitable for Framing|
|B-side||"Circle for a Landing"|
|Studio||American Recording Co.|
|Genre||Rock, soul, gospel|
|Three Dog Night singles chronology|
"Eli's Comin'" is a song written and recorded in 1967 by American singer-songwriter and pianist Laura Nyro. The song was first released in 1968 on Nyro's album, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession.
- The song was recorded by Three Dog Night in 1969, on their 1969 albums Suitable for Framing (for which see note on piano outro) and Captured Live at the Forum. Their studio version reached number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 4 in Canada's RPM Magazine charts.
- The Friends of Distinction released a version in 1969 on their album Grazin'.
- Honey Ltd. released a version in 1969 as a single on the LHI label.
- Maynard Ferguson released a version in 1970 on his album M.F. Horn.
- Affinity released a version in 1970 as a single (also included in later pressings of their self-titled album).
- The 5th Dimension released a version on their 1971 album Live!!
- The Nylons played the song on their 1991 album 4 On The Floor - Live In Concert.
In popular culture
- Kort, Michele (2002). "Eli's Comin'". Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. St. Martin's Press. pp. 57. ISBN 0-312-20941-X.
- Eli and the Thirteenth Confession Retrieved February 18, 2015
- "Eli's Coming" by Three Dog Night Retrieved February 18, 2015
- Three Dog Night, "Eli's Coming" Chart Position Retrieved February 18, 2015
- "RPM Top 100 Singles - November 29, 1969" (PDF).
- "The 5th Dimension – Live!!". Discogs. Retrieved May 17, 2022.
- "Sports Night - Season 1 - Eli's Coming". thetvdb.com. thetvdb.com. Retrieved 12 November 2019.
- "Sports Night (1998) s01e19 Episode Script". Springfield! Springfield!. Retrieved 12 November 2019.