Rank Your Favorite Monkees Songs Right Now!
If you've been around long enough, you can attest to the fact that The Monkees were the best thing about music in the late 60s. The group was originally formed in Los Angeles specifically for the American television series The Monkees, which aired from 1966 to 1968.
The band's dual role as actors and musicians is what made fans go absolutely crazy for them. In a time when music and television were the center of American culture, The Monkees brought the best of both worlds.
Which song by The Monkees pulls the hardest on your heartstrings? Not everyone has the same opinion, so we need your votes to help create the most accurate ranking. Let us know your favorite (and least favorite) song by The Monkees now!
(Theme From) The Monkees
"(Theme from) The Monkees" is a 1966 popular song written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as the theme song for the TV series The Monkees. It's based loosely on the Dave Clark Five song "Catch Us If You Can".
Last Train to Clarksville
"Last Train to Clarksville" was the debut single by The Monkees. It was released August 16, 1966 and later included on the group's 1966 self-titled album.
I Wanna Be Free
"I Wanna Be Free" is a song written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart that appeared on their debut album The Monkees in 1966. It was released as a single in some countries, reaching the Top 20 in Australia.
Papa Gene's Blue
"Papa Gene's Blues" is a Mike Nesmith-penned song that appeared on the Monkees' first album, The Monkees. Nesmith also produced and sang the lead vocals on the track.
I'm A Believer
"I'm a Believer" is a song composed by Neil Diamond and recorded by the Monkees in 1966 with the lead vocals by Micky Dolenz. The single hit the number-one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and remained there for seven weeks.
(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone
"(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone" has seen many different recordings through the year, but it's best known as a hit for The Monkees when it was released in 1966. The various Monkees' versions differ across the single, stereo album, and mono album versions.
"She" is a song written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, featured in the Monkees' second album, More of the Monkees. Despite having never been released as a single in the United States, it has been featured in numerous compilations of the band's greatest hits.
"Mary, Mary" was first recorded by The Butterfield Blues Band for their 1966 album, East-West. However, The Monkees later famously record the song themselves.
Your Auntie Grizelda
"Your Auntie Grizelda" appeared on both the TV series and the 1967 album More of the Monkees. The band regularly performed this track at their live shows.
Sometime In The Morning
"Sometime in the Morning" was recorded by the Monkees for their 1967 album More of the Monkees. It features Micky Dolenz on lead vocals, and both mono and stereo versions were produced.