"Knock Three Times
" is a popular song
recorded by Tony Orlando and Dawn
. It was released as a single
in November 1970
, paired with their other hit song "Candida
". The single hit number one in January 1971
and eventually sold nine million copies, also claiming the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart
. In the song, the narrator tells his beautiful downstairs neighbor, whom he's never met, but nonetheless is in love with, that she should knock on the ceiling three times, if she wants to meet him, twice on the radiator pipe, if she is not interested. It was covered by Billy "Crash" Craddock
and became a number one country
In Dave Barry's Book of Bad Songs, Barry comments that if Tony keeps that up (knocking on the ceiling), the neighbors are going to come over and start knocking on him.
The song is actually a remake with English lyrics of an Italian pop song.
A dance/club remake of "Knock Three Times" was released in July 2008 by "DJ Freddy Retro featuring Jim Davis Jr." on Casa Records.