Favourite Monkees song

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What is your favourite Monkees song?

my vote is for 'Going Down' i call it the first rap song
  • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
    MY all time favorite. Davy...rest in piece.

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  • Fun facts about Davy Jones and The Monkees

    •Davy Jones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night The Beatles (the band The Monkees were modeled after) made their first appearance on the show.

    •David Bowie was born David Jones but changed his name in 1965 because of Davy Jones' pre-Monkees success playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

    •Stephen Stills auditioned for The Monkees but couldn't come to an agreement with the show's producers, so he recommended that his buddy Peter Tork try out. Others who auditioned included songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Williams.

    •According to Billboard, The Monkees sold more albums in 1967 than The Beatles and the Rolling Stones put together.

    •Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees' 1967 tour after Micky Dolenz met the guitarist at the Monterey International Pop Festival. "I suggested him because he was so theatrical," Dolenz says in A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival. "Um … It didn't work out." Hendrix played seven dates with the group.

    •Frank Zappa made a cameo in The Monkees' 1968 movie Head and also appeared on the TV show, dressed up as Michael Nesmith.

    •In 1973, Dolenz auditioned for the role of Fonzie on Happy Days. (The part eventually went to Henry Winkler.)

    •Michael Nesmith won the 1981 video of the year Grammy Award— the first given — for an hour-long collection called Elephant Parts.

    •Nesmith's mother, Bette, invented Liquid Paper, a paint used to mask typing errors, while working as a secretary in 1951.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kurt
      Originally Posted by MoneyMagnetMagnate View Post

      Fun facts about Davy Jones and The Monkees

      •Davy Jones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show with the Broadway cast of Oliver! on Feb. 9, 1964 -- the same night The Beatles (the band The Monkees were modeled after) made their first appearance on the show.

      •David Bowie was born David Jones but changed his name in 1965 because of Davy Jones' pre-Monkees success playing the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

      •Stephen Stills auditioned for The Monkees but couldn't come to an agreement with the show's producers, so he recommended that his buddy Peter Tork try out. Others who auditioned included songwriters Harry Nilsson and Paul Williams.

      •According to Billboard, The Monkees sold more albums in 1967 than The Beatles and the Rolling Stones put together.

      •Jimi Hendrix opened for The Monkees' 1967 tour after Micky Dolenz met the guitarist at the Monterey International Pop Festival. "I suggested him because he was so theatrical," Dolenz says in A Perfect Haze: The Illustrated History of the Monterey International Pop Festival. "Um ... It didn't work out." Hendrix played seven dates with the group.

      •Frank Zappa made a cameo in The Monkees' 1968 movie Head and also appeared on the TV show, dressed up as Michael Nesmith.

      •In 1973, Dolenz auditioned for the role of Fonzie on Happy Days. (The part eventually went to Henry Winkler.)

      •Michael Nesmith won the 1981 video of the year Grammy Award-- the first given -- for an hour-long collection called Elephant Parts.

      •Nesmith's mother, Bette, invented Liquid Paper, a paint used to mask typing errors, while working as a secretary in 1951.
      Didn't Charles Manson audition for the Monkees?
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  • Profile picture of the author cjbmeb14
    Mine was Last Train to Clarksville as well.
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    Last Train to Clarksville
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  • Profile picture of the author LeeLee
    I'd forgotten till just now how much I loved this song:


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  • Profile picture of the author GT
    Wow! I didn't realize I had so many favourite Monkees songs! I might have to dig out my (original) LPs!

    I was going to name one song, but thought of another, and another, and another ... so, I will have to simply say that I was a big fan of their show and a definite fan of their music!

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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I've often pondered what time warps, vortexes, and weird physics was involved for us to evolve from the Monkees.
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  • I gotta admit...it was easy to find their GTO in the parking lot!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
    It's not Davey singing, but this is my favorite Monkees song that most people don't know:

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      Bill Black's Combo

      Monkey Shine

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      • Profile picture of the author Dennis Gaskill
        Originally Posted by highhopes View Post

        Great Monkey song!
        APE MAN
        Originally Posted by highhopes View Post

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        I don't know if you are trying to be funny or if you missed the point of the thread, but the OP asks for our favorite "Monkees" songs, as in the band The MonkEEs, not songs about monkeys and apes.

        It's timely because Davey Jones, the band's lead singer, recently died.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikegibsony
    My most favorite Monkees songs are :-

    1. Laugh
    2. If I Knew
    3. Oh My My
    4. You Told Me
    5. Hard To Believe.
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