Billboard #1 Hits: #248: “Knock Three Times”- Tony Orlando and Dawn. January 23, 1971. #1 for 3 weeks.
- Single: “Knock Three Times”- Tony Orlando and Dawn
- Record Company: Bell
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
- Time: 2:57
- B-side: “Home”
- Album: Candida
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 3 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #1 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.
During the first half of the 1970’s Tony Orlando and Dawn were a constant hit machine with their adult contemporary -inoffensive -light weight music. It boggles my mind to think this single sold 6 million copies. It wasn’t only popular in the US but all over the world. Looking at the #1 hits in 1971 a very odd year- some gems and some garbage. “Knock Three Times” is far from the worst #1 hit–it would hit rock bottom with the song which replaced it on top. In comparison “Knock Three Times” isn’t so bad.