The song in my head: Never Been to Spain by Three Dog Night

For once I know why! I was watching Rick Steve’s travel show to Spain yesterday, and it dawned on me that Spain, particularly Barcelona, should go on the list. Of course, this song made it’s way to the front of my mind very quickly.

What would my childhood have been without Three Dog Night and Steppenwolf?


  1. grumps says:

    The common thread there is songwriter, Hoyt Axton. Axton, whose mother Mae got co-writer credit on “Heartbreak Hotel,” wrote “Never Been to Spain,” and “Joy To the World” for TDN. He also wrote “Snowblind Friend” and The Pusherman” for Steppenwolf.

    Oh yeah, and he played Jennifer Marlowe’s Daddy on “WKRP In Cincinatti.”

  2. I thought I was a real grown up when I listened to The Pusher for the first time.