THREE IS A MAGIC NUMBER

Latest update on 28/05/2010

Artist: Bob Dorough
Author: Bob Dorough
Label: Capitol
Year: 1973

From his Multiplication Rock album. Typical Schoolhouse Rock. Generations of American children grew up with educational sing-alongs like this one. Broadcasted on Saturday morning TV as a break between cartoons.

Covers:

1989:

De La Soul [as The Magic Number; see also: Just Be Good To Me]

1996:

Blind Melon

2002:

Embrace

2005:

Jack Johnson [as The 3 R's in children film Curious George]

De La Soul's cover also contains a drum sample of Led Zeppelin's The Crunge (from Houses Of The Holy), first used by New York DJ team Double D & Steinski in Lesson 3.

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