Three Dog Night discography

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Three Dog Night discography
Studio albums12
Live albums4
Compilation albums7

Three Dog Night's original recordings were released by ABC Dunhill Records, except for 1983's It's a Jungle , which was released by Passport. In the mid-1970s, executives at ABC Dunhill discarded their multi-track recordings and mono masters to save storage space in a cost-cutting measure. [1] As a result, all re-issues on CD were remastered using album masters.


The group scored 11 top ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including three that hit number one: Joy to the World , Mama Told Me Not to Come and Black and White . Joy to the World was the top song on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1971. Seven of the group's albums were certified gold by the RIAA and their first LP, Three Dog Night , was certified platinum.


Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum details
[2] [3]
Peak chart positions Certifications
Three Dog Night 1117
Suitable for Framing 1615
It Ain't Easy 85
Naturally 1419
Harmony 83211
Seven Separate Fools 6217
Cyan 268
Hard Labor 206116
Coming Down Your Way 7027
American Pastime 123
It's a Jungle 210
Three Dog Night with the London Symphony Orchestra
  • Released: May 21, 2002
  • Label: Image (1378)
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

As of 2021, Three Dog Night has confirmed they are working on their next album, which will be called The Road Ahead. It currently does not have a release date. [8]

Live albums

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum details
[2] [3]
Peak chart positions Certifications
Captured Live at the Forum 64
Around the World with Three Dog Night 1821
Three Dog Night: Live
  • Released: 1988
  • Label: Universal Special Products
  • Format: cassette
Super Hits Live
  • Released: August 28, 2007
  • Label: Sony BMG (702945)
  • Format: CD
Three Dog Night: Greatest Hits Live
  • Released: August 26, 2008
  • Label: Shout Factory (B001CITRCQ)
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum details
[2] [3]
Peak chart positions Certifications
Golden Bisquits
  • Released: February 1971
  • Label: Dunhill (DSX 50098)
  • Format: stereo LP/8-track/cassette
Joy to the World: Their Greatest Hits
  • Released: November 1974
  • Label: Dunhill (DSD 50178)
  • Format: stereo LP/8-track/cassette/CD
The Best of 3 Dog Night
  • Released: 1982
  • Label: MCA (6018)
  • Format: stereo LP/cassette/CD
Celebrate: The Three Dog Night Story, 1965–1975
  • Released: December 7, 1993
  • Label: MCA (MCAD/C2-10956)
  • Format: double CD/double Cassette
20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection:
The Best of Three Dog Night
  • Released: October 19, 1999
  • Label: MCA (MCAD-12073)
  • Format: Cassette/CD
The Complete Hit Singles
  • Released: May 25, 2004
  • Label: Geffen (B0001779-02)
  • Format: CD
35th Anniversary Hits Collection
  • Released: October 19, 2004
  • Label: Compendia (5778)
  • Format: CD
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
YearTitlePeak chart positions Certifications Album
[9] [10]
1968"Nobody"116 Three Dog Night
1969"Try a Little Tenderness"2919
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
"Easy to Be Hard"42 Suitable for Framing
"Eli's Coming"104
"Mama Told Me Not to Come"1212141310310
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
It Ain't Easy
"Out in the Country"1511985
"One Man Band"196 Naturally
1971"Joy to the World"111725121248
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
"An Old Fashioned Love Song"412316
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
"Never Been to Spain"51831234
1972"The Family of Man"122753860
"Black and White"118124121
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
Seven Separate Fools
"Pieces of April"19613
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
"Let Me Serenade You"1711
1974"The Show Must Go On"42126
  • RIAA: Gold [4]
Hard Labor
"Sure As I'm Sittin' Here"1618
"Play Something Sweet (Brickyard Blues)"3325
1975"Til the World Ends"321126 Coming Down Your Way
1976"Everybody Is a Masterpiece"44 American Pastime
1983"It's a Jungle Out There" It's a Jungle
2009"Heart of Blues" [19] non-album single

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