Song of the Day
Today’s Song of the Day is Three Dog Night – One. From 1969’s Suitable for Framing, Three Dog Night is a dirty pleasure – disrespected when I was growing up because they didn’t write their own songs, they featured three lead singers, each of whom lead the band with a number one hit. Here, they cover Harry Nilsson’s One, with Chuck Negron taking the lead. They had a knack for finding excellent material by others, and producing chart topping versions.
This song has also been covered more recently by Aimee Mann, who’s version appears in the Soundtrack for the movie Magnolia. The song begins with Harry Nilsson saying ok Mr. Mix, from another song he wrote.
And of course, Harry Nilsson’s version, for fun.
All versions are provided, below. Which is better? You be the judge.