Three Dog Night tended to release up-tempo pop/rock songs. Their first two releases of 1971, “Joy To The World,” and “Liar,” were in that tradition.
“An Old Fashioned Love Song” was released during November of 1971. It was just as the title suggested. It was a gentl lovee song that ran counterpoint to most of their material.
It was another hit as it rose to number four on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart.