29 May

“Joy to the World”is a song written by Hoyt Axton, and made famous by the band Three Dog Night. The song is also popularly known by its opening words, “Jeremiah was a bullfrog”. Three Dog Night originally released the song on their fourth studio album, Naturally in November 1970 and subsequently released an edited version of the song as a single in February 1971.[1]

The song, which has been described by members of Three Dog Night as a “kid’s song” and a “silly song”,[2] topped the main singles charts in North America, was certified gold by the RIAA, and has since been covered by multiple artists.

The song is featured prominently in the film The Big Chill. It is sung by a child character at the beginning and the Three Dog Night recording is played over the end credits. It is also featured in the end credits of the 2016 adult animated comedy film Sausage Party.

It is also played at the end of every Denver Broncos victory at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and, before it, Mile High Stadium. Notable playings of this song after Broncos victories included then-Chicago Bears head coach Abe Gibron’s singing along with the song in 1973, as immortalized by the Football Follies; and at the end of Super Bowl XXXII, played at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.


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13 responses to ““THREE DOG NIGHT – JOY TO THE WORLD”

  1. grevisangel73

    September 6, 2016 at 2:16 am

    Thank you for following my blog. I will be following yours. As a music fan, I am sure I will find it to be informative and entertaining.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. America On Coffee

    September 6, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you, grevisangel73 for the follow and likes. Your blog is very interesting, versitile, and, a great poetic .. my pleasure to follow. .I love it! Have a great week!:-)

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  3. grevisangel73

    September 6, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    Thank you too. I am sure there are quite a few gems to uncover. It will take me some time to dig through your posts. I am a huge music fan by the way. Your tastes are very broad. I appreciate the compliment very much. It is always nice to hear. i enjoy yours as much.

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    September 6, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks for the childhood memories. Like it! Thanks for sharing! Joy to the world…

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Deb Glover

    September 6, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    I hope they sound as good as their name. I’m downloading right away.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    September 6, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    You gotta know their music style to really appreciate..hope you will deb.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Deb Glover

    September 6, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    I just listened and I like it. Thanks for sharing

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Davy D

    September 7, 2016 at 2:48 am

    This song brought back some great childhood memories. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. America On Coffee

    September 7, 2016 at 3:02 am

    Glad you enjoy this song post…:-)

    Liked by 1 person

  10. awax1217

    September 7, 2016 at 4:22 am

    I saw them at Cypress Gardens Adventure Park. It seems like a long time ago. They gave some joy to the world.

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  11. America On Coffee

    September 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    So many of us love them and their music and keeping this song alive, inspires more joy!!!!:-)


  12. America On Coffee

    September 7, 2016 at 8:06 pm

    So happy to share Davy D!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. America On Coffee

    September 7, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Smiling…. that you enjoyed.:-)

    Liked by 1 person


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