July 11, 1970 - Three Dog Night started a two-week run at No.1 in the US with their version of the Randy Newman song 'Mama Told Me Not To Come', which was also a No.3 hit in the UK. The song was first covered by Eric Burdon on his first solo album in 1966 and gave Tom Jones & Stereophonics a No.4 hit on the UK Singles Chart in 2000.
mamma told me not to come! dad & i would scream singing this song while doing the paper route. i thought it was the coolest song because he explained to me about it being about a kid going a party with drugs.