Sure As I'm Sittin' Here

Album: Hard Labor (1974)
Charted: 16

Songfacts®:

  • This song was written by John Hiatt, who released the original version on his 1974 album Hangin' Around the Observatory. The song contains some very Zen observations, although it appears to be sung from the perspective of someone who is sitting on the toilet. There is the clear sound of a toilet flushing about 3/4 of the way through the song. It doesn't fit with the words, so it is unclear if that was the intention of John Hiatt when he wrote it, but it seems likely that was what Three Dog Night intended when they put this "effect" in their version of the song. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daniel - Sanger, CA
  • Cory Wells handled vocals on this track. He was one of three lead singers in the band, along with Danny Hutton and Chuck Negron.

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 23rd 1974, "Sure As I'm Sittin' Here" by Three Dog Night entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #88; and on August 4th it peaked at #16 (for 2 weeks) and spent 13 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #18 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles chart...
    Between 1969 and 1975 the group had twenty-one Top 100 records; eleven made the Top 10 with three reaching #1, "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)" (for 2 weeks ion 1970), "Joy to the World" (for 6 weeks in 1971), and "Black and White" (for 1 week in 1972)...
    R.I.P. bassist Joe Schermie (1946 - 2002).
  • B.l. from Barry, TxNever heard the "toliet" effect in this song, but I'll definitely listen for it from now on! Whatever the case, a really great TDN song.
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