The Best of 3 Dog Night

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The Best of 3 Dog Night
Three Dog Night - The Best of 3 Dog Night.jpg
Greatest hits album by
Released1982
Genre
Length67:18
LabelMCA
Producer
CompilerVince Cosgrave
Three Dog Night chronology
American Pastime
(1976)
The Best of 3 Dog Night
(1982)
It's a Jungle
(1983)

The Best of 3 Dog Night is the fifteenth album by the American rock band, Three Dog Night and is a double album. released in 1982. It was certified Gold by the RIAA on May 1, 1996.[1]

Seven of these titles landed on the Billboard Adult contemporary chart[2] when originally released and all twenty hit the Hot 100.[3]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars [4]

Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic writes, "There isn't anything major missing, and while some of the non-singles material isn't particularly strong, there are enough worthwhile moments to make this a fairly consistent, enjoyable listen, in addition to being the one Three Dog Night album most fans will need."[4]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Joy to the World"Hoyt AxtonNaturally (1970)3:32
2."Easy to Be Hard"Suitable for Framing (1969)3:09
3."The Family of Man"
Harmony (1971)3:05
4."Sure As I'm Sittin' Here"John HiattHard Labor (1974)3:05
5."An Old Fashioned Love Song"Paul WilliamsHarmony3:20
Side two
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Mama Told Me (Not to Come)"Randy NewmanIt Ain't Easy (1970)3:14
2."Try a Little Tenderness"Three Dog Night (1969)4:06
3."Shambala"Daniel MooreCyan (1973)3:21
4."Let Me Serenade You"John FinelyCyan3:00
5."Never Been to Spain"Hoyt AxtonHarmony3:40
Side three
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Black and White"Seven Separate Fools (1972)3:42
2."Pieces of April"Dave LogginsSeven Separate Fools4:08
3."Liar"Russ BallardNaturally3:01
4."Out in the Country"
It Ain't Easy3:05
5."The Show Must Go On"Hard Labor3:26
Side four
No.TitleWriter(s)Original albumLength
1."Eli's Coming"Laura NyroSuitable For Framing2:38
2."One Man Band"
Naturally2:48
3."One"Harry Nilsson 3:01
4."Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)"Allen ToussaintHard Labor4:46
5."Celebrate"
Suitable For Framing3:11
Total length:67:18
  • The CD release follows the same track list.

Personnel[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Producers: Richard Podolor, Gabriel Mekler, Jimmy Ienner
  • Compilation: Vince Cosgrave
  • Art direction: Vartan
  • Design: Jay Vigon
  • Artwork: Jay Vigon

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United States (RIAA)[5] Gold 500,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
double-daggersales+streaming figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American album certifications – "Three Dog Night" – Best of Three Dog Night". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  2. ^ "Billboard Adult Contemporary". Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  3. ^ "Billboard Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 20 March 2020.
  5. ^ "American album certifications – Three Dog Night – Best of Three Dog Night". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved February 14, 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.