Chart Position: 1

  • #54 on Pitchfork Media’s 200 greatest songs of the sixties
  • Written by John Stewart
  • Lead vocals: Davey Jones
  • Keyboards: Peter Tork
  • Guitar: Mike Nesmith
  • Backing vocals: Mickey Dolenz
  • This is the first hit song by The Monkees in which Peter Tork, Mickey Dolenz, Mike Nesmith and Davey Jones actually played instruments
  • Produced by Chip Douglas and Monkees
  • Recorded in Los Angeles CA
  • Chip Douglas and other band members carry on a dialog with Davey Jones at the beginning of the song
  • Later recorded by Lord Sitar (1968), Dennis Yost & Classics IV (1968), Lobo (1974), Anne Murray (1980), Boyzone (1994), Cosmoalpha (1994), Robson and Jerome (1995), Shane Richie (1998), Shonen Knife (1998), Kevin Rowland (1999), Carter (2000), Cutie Pi (2006), Brodrene Olsen (2002), Anne Murray w/Nelly Furtado (2007) and Susan Boyle (2009)

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