One of the most famous classic rock songs from the early 1970s is Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World”. During an interview, Three Dog Nights Danny Hutton discussed his feelings around the song. He said he would like the song to have a different name.
Three Dog Nights Danny Hutton was asked to name his favorite song by his band
During an interview with WTOP News, Hutton was asked to name his favorite Three Dog Night songs. Hutton was unable to do so. He said this was equivalent to naming a favorite child.
“We went into Abbey Road Studios and recorded with the London Symphony Orchestra, so we have a symphony album,” Hutton said. “Larry Baird, the conductor of The Moody Blues, made all the charts and they are spectacular. If you do such a show, the songs change completely in terms of what songs I like, so it all depends on what kind of venue we play. It’s clear that the one that the audience loves is ‘Joy to the World’, so I like that, simply because I know the audience will love it. “
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Danny Hutton said that Three Dog Nights’ ‘Joy to the World’ should have had this title
“Joy to the World” opens with the famous line “Jeremiah was a bullfrog.” “It should have been called that because ‘Joy to the World’ is a Christmas song,” Hutton told the Atlanta Business Chronicle. “We first released two other singles from the album, but we got all these requests from DJs. It exploded. I think it sold 10 million singles.”
Hutton discussed his feelings about the song after singing it several times. “People always ask, ‘Do you ever get tired of singing it?'” He revealed. “Never. The relationship between us and the audience is amazing.”
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The way the world reacted to ‘Joy to the World’
“Joy to the World” became a huge hit for Three Dog Night. It lasted on the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks. It spent six of those weeks at No. 1. “Joy to the World” appeared on the album Naturally. Naturally reached No. 14 on the Billboard 200 and remained on the hit list for 64 weeks.
“Joy to the World” also became popular in the UK. According to The Official Charts Company, the song reached # 24 in the UK and stayed on the charts for nine weeks. In the meantime Naturally had no influence on the British chart.
Great singers like Little Richard and Hilary Duff covered “Joy to the World”. In particular, Mariah Carey performed a medley of Three Dog Nights’ “Joy to the World” and the Christmas song of the same name on her album Merry Christmas. “Joy to the World” remains a classic 1970s hit, though Hutton does not like its title.
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