Hey Hey R&P!!! Today is Monkees Day.. What is your favorite song by them?

Today is the birthday of two Monkees... Michael Nesmith born in 1942 and Davy Jones born in 1945

The Monkees were a pop rock quartet assembled by Robert "Bob" Rafelson and Bert Schneider in Los Angeles in 1966 for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968, and so were primarily in acting roles. The members were Americans Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Englishman Davy Jones, who were supervised and popularized by Don Kirshner.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgyZCgw6kdw

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Hey Hey We're The Monkees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfuBREMXxts

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I'm a Believer (written by Neil Diamond)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQNqk54HPdE

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Daydream Believer ( written by John Stewart)

At the time of the band's formation, its producers saw The Monkees as a Beatles-like band. At the start, the band members provided vocals, and were given some performing and production opportunities, but they eventually fought for and earned the right to collectively supervise all musical output under the band's name.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB0bnT4QRIc

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Pleasant Valley Sunday

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JVSd95QruI

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Shades of Gray

personally, my favorite Monkees project was the 1968 Film/soundtrack for "HEAD" a film in which they lay waste to thier whole "Monkees" image.. the film is a cult masterpiece co-written and produced by Jack Nicholson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtjXHUaKQHE

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Porpoise Song ( first few minutes of HEAD)

So Happy birthday Michael & Davy

feel free to leave your own favorite song or words of tribute

Have Fun!!!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hey punch very good question. I've been a fan of he Monkees for a very long time. In fact I have all their albums on vinyl. Plus a box set. Great choices in songs also.

    And your right of the Moive and sound track Head, it's one of my all time fav's by them.

    Take a Giant Step http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEkfXgD52uw

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    Goin' Down

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URb8h4dLKps

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    Salesman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZxsR8DaPnY

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    - Words http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzYeB0ZuXqY

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    &feature=related i fell in love with this song when I was younger.

    here are just a few more of their songs I'll just list.

    I'll Be Back Upon My Feet

    The Door Into Summer

    Love Is Only Sleeping

    Star Collector

    Porpoise Song

    Daddy's Song

    Midnight Train

    Do You Feel It Too?

    Listen To The Band

    Tear Drop City

    A Man Without A Dream

    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    Forget That Girl

    Sunny Girlfriend

    Gonna Buy Me A Dog

    Saturday's Child

    Sweet Young Thing

    The Kind of Girl I Could Love

    Cuddly Toy

    take care

    dave

  • 1 decade ago

    Happy B-day Davy and Michael!

    Another Monkee fan here, loved their show and albums.

    Favorite song is (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone which is actually a cover.

    Last Train to Clarksville

    Papa Gene's Blues

    Gonna Buy Me a Dog

    She

    Mary, Mary

    A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

    Laugh

    I'm a Believer

    Words

    Pleasany Valley Sunday

    Daydream Believer

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Happy Birthday to Davy & Michael.

    I'm most fond of:

    1. Pleasant Valley Sunday.

    2. Last Train To Clarksville.

    3. Daydream Believer.

    I got to see The Monkees in concert a couple years ago & it was a small setting so it was a wonderfully cozy scene & they were fantastic.

  • Ace
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Hey Hey We're The Monkees

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  • Thrakk
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    1 decade ago

    yeah my favorite Monkees songs (that I've heard) are The Porpoise Song

    and Goin' Down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URb8h4dLKps

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    and Love is only Sleeping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkC3xVgrOs4

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    and For Pete's Sake

    and Auntie Grizelda

    and You Just May Be the One (skip the Headquarters version and go for the "television" version included on Missing Links Vol 2

  • jonds
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Daydream Believer. Michael Nesmith's mother invented Liquid Paper and when she passed away in 1980 Michael inherited half of her 50 million dollar estate.

  • 1 decade ago

    Pleasant Valley Sunday

    The last Train to Clarksville

  • vtd288
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    "Pleasant Valley Sunday"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB0bnT4QRIc

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    "Last Train to Clarksville"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ScXXaBu1Ing

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    "Randy Scouse Git"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QLBsTs4cVo

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    "Love is Only Sleeping"

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkC3xVgrOs4

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    My favorite clip from the TV show with Frank Zappa

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJy-OgCzB0

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    "Different Drum"- Michael Nesmith

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekWTf_o85CY

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    Happy Birthday Michael & Davy!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Hi Punch.

    Hmm. Kind of a tough call actually. I guess I'd probably say Randy Scouse Git or Circle Sky, but I'll always have a definite soft spot for Pleasant Valley Sunday.

  • 1 decade ago

    i probably listened to more of the monkees than the beatles when i was little ha ha

    how wacky and zany they were - perfect for a 7 year old on saturday mornings

    but you've listed all the good stuff already...

    last train to clarksville

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