Billboard #1 Hits: #252: ” Joy To The World”- Three Dog Night. April 17, 1971. #1 for 6 weeks.
- Single:”Joy To The World”- Three Dog Night
- Record Company- Dunhill
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Hoyt Axton
- Time: 3:17
- B-side:” I Can Hear You”
- Album- Naturally
- Grade: C
- Peaked at #1 6 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100. #24 in UK Singles Chart, #1 in Canada and South Africa.
This has to be one of the most overplayed songs of all-time. At this point if I never hear it again that will be just fine. My original grade back in the 70’s would have been a B but I am docking it a grade because it has become an annoyance the past few decades. It did spent 6 weeks at #1 for 6 weeks which was the most of any single in 1971. The highlight I have of this song is from the old NFL Films showing Chicago Bears head coach Abe Gibson singing the song on the sidelines during a game in 1973.