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The Late Movies: Songs About Three in Honor of the 333rd Day of the Year

Today is the 333rd day of the year! Here are six—that's three times two for those without a calculator—songs with the number three in the title.

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

This Meatloaf song was on his 1977 album Bat out of Hell, written by Jim Steinman. Steinman wrote this song after being instructed to write something simple—like Elvis would sing.

Three Times a Lady

This 1978 song by the Commodores is really cool. But not nearly as cool as Lionel Richie's bedazzled jumpsuit in this video.

Song of Three

This Sesame Street classic aired during the show's first season in 1969. Jim Henson produced and directed a series of live-action short films teaching numbers.

Neighbourhood #3 (Power Out)

This Arcade Fire song was written by Win Butler and his wife Régine Chassagne with former bandmate Josh Deu. The song takes place in Montreal during the North American ice storm of 1998, which left the city in darkness for more than a week.

Three Is A Magic Number

Schoolhouse Rock first aired this video in 1973.

Three Little Birds

The origin of this Bob Marley song is highly disputed. Marley's friend Tony Gilbert claims it was written about a trio of canaries while three female singers from the reggae group I Threes who did shows with Marley claim it is a reference to them.

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