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February 6th, 2003

Best Five Monkees Songs

“The Monkees weren’t about music, Marge. They were about rebellion, about political and social upheaval!”
– Dr. Zweig, to Marge Simpson [this episode]

That said, my all-time five favorite Monkees songs are as follows.

  1. “Randy Scouse Git”
  2. “Pleasant Valley Sunday”
  3. “Goin’ Down”
  4. “Porpoise Song”
  5. “Listen to the Band”

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Cat [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday February 6, 2003 -- 11:01:22 am
She used to bring me my newspaper
'Cause she knew where it was at.
She used to keep me so contented.
But I can teach a dog to do that.
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
'Cause I need a friend now
I'm gonna buy me a dog,
My girl, my girl, don't love me no how.

Hee. %I loves me some Monkees.%

FROM: Greg Chance
DATE: Thursday February 6, 2003 -- 2:51:31 pm
Wow, I was going to put I Wanna Buy Me a Dog in my top 5...

5. "I Want to Buy Me a Dog"
4. "Daydream Believer"
3. "Last Train to Clarksville"
2. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
1. "Hey Hey We're the Monkees" (the short TV one, not the single release)

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday February 6, 2003 -- 6:13:37 pm
"Daydream Believer" sticks in my head at least once a month.

DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 7:33:58 pm
5) "I Want to Buy Me a Dog"
4) "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
3) "Daydream Believer"
2) "Last Train to Clarksville"

and the #1 Monkee's song in my tastes...

1) "Valerie"

FROM: Marcus Mackey [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday February 11, 2003 -- 7:36:46 pm
"D'oh!" ::quoting Homer::

That was moi on that last anonymous blank posting. ::blushing:: Oops. :X hehe :D

DATE: Sunday June 8, 2003 -- 9:51:29 pm

FROM: Ashley Nichole
DATE: Friday June 13, 2003 -- 6:45:49 pm
Any monkees fan will find it hard to pick 5 songs that are their favorites

5. "the door into summer"
4. "daydream believer"
3. "Last train to Clarksville"
2. "I'm a believer"
1. "pleasant valley sunday"

FROM: Samantha
DATE: Thursday December 18, 2003 -- 12:32:41 pm
5) I'm A Believer
4) (I'm Not Your) Stepping Stone
3) Daydream Believer
2) Goin' Down
1) What Am I Doing Hanging Round?

FROM: kimmie
DATE: Monday November 15, 2004 -- 10:45:36 pm
Door Into Summer
Daily Nightly
Porpoise Song
Sweet Young Thing
Listen to the Band

Mike and Mickey songs are the best :)

FROM: Danielito
DATE: Saturday May 21, 2005 -- 1:29:49 pm
The best Monkees song is by far the pseudo-garage rock hit "Valleri". Just listen to those wailing trumpets. Second goes to the greatest pop song ever recorded "I'm a Believer". Thanks for listening.

DATE: Tuesday August 23, 2005 -- 11:46:26 pm
Yeah, I know this thread is 2 1/2 years old, but I just couldn't resist chiming in on this one....

5. For Pete's Sake
4. Salesman
3. The Kind of Girl I Could Love
2. (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone (monaural version)
1. Peter Percival Patterson's../Pleasant Valley Sunday

FROM: Earl
DATE: Wednesday March 8, 2006 -- 10:48:26 am
Did Glenn Campbell play the guitar solo on Valerie?

stella martinez December 8, 2008, 12:24 pm

my favorites:
Forget That Girl
Last Train to Clarksville
I’m A Believer
What Am I Doing Hanging Around
Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow)

BEST MONKEES SONGS (from a musical/historical point of view)
Daydream Believer
Mary, Mary
I’m A Believer
Pleasnt Valley Sunday
Last Train To Clarksville

Jeremy Shirland December 8, 2008, 10:45 pm

1. Love Is Only Sleeping
2. Randy Scouse Git
3. Porpoise Song
4. Nine Times Blue
5. What Am I Doin’ Hangin Round?

Earl: It was Louie Shelton who did the nice solo…

Chad Brewman August 20, 2009, 7:32 pm

5. You Just May Be The One
4. Randy Scouse Git
3. Salesman
2. As We Go Along
1. Take A Giant Step

Amanda August 27, 2009, 7:22 pm

In no particular order:

1. Salesman
2. Some of Shelley’s Blues
3. Of You
4. Door Into Summer
5. Sometime in the Morning

57432 December 31, 2009, 1:19 am

daydream believer.. last train to clarksville respectively

Ryan February 7, 2010, 6:13 am

Top 5 changes over the years, but Daily Nightly has been #1 for many years:

1. Daily Nightly
2. Sometime in the Morning
3. Shades of Gray
4. You Just May Be the One
5. Insert any Monkees song here…

Shorty Blackwell and D.W. washburn are awesome songs but I don’t think people would take me seriously if I put them in my top 5. No disrespect to the pop classics Last Train, I’m a Believer, valleri, Daydream Believer, etc, but I know the Monkess better than that. The songs behind the hits are outstanding.

Chris May 4, 2010, 12:01 am

5. Randy Scouse Git
4. Valleri
3. Words (Can’t believe noone has mentioned “Words”)
2. Daydream Believer
1. I’m a Believer

Honorable Mentions: Papa Gene’s Blues, Steppin Stone, Pleasant Valley Sunday, Tapioca Tundra, Last train to Clarksville, and Zor and Zam.

Synthaholic July 18, 2010, 1:40 am

Nobody has mentioned the best Monkees song: She!

Madison August 3, 2010, 6:32 pm

These are mine:
1.Nine Times Blue
2.Love Is Only Sleeping
3.Zor and Zam
4.What Am I Doing Hangin’ ‘Round
5.Randy Scouse Git

breeze December 6, 2010, 9:02 pm

Honorable Mentions:
Randy Scouse Git
Star Collector

Top 5 in no particular order:

Sweet Young Thing
What Am I Doing Hanging Round
I’m Not Your Stepping Stone
I’m a Believer

I agree that Mike- and Mickey-sung songs are generally the best, but its hard not to include I’m a Believer and Valerie on the top list.

Michael March 26, 2011, 2:51 am

The Monkees are about the only music in my collection that my 2 year old daughter likes so I listen to them a lot these days.
My Top 5 is:
1) Circle Sky
2) Theme From The Monkees
3) Stepping Stone
4) I’m A Believer
5) For Petes Sake

Allen July 13, 2011, 8:18 pm

5. Nine Times Blue
4. Salesman
3. For Pete’s Sake
2. Auntie Grizelda
1. What am I Doing Hangin’ Round

PBS March 20, 2012, 2:07 pm

5. (I’m not your) Stepping Stone
4. Auntie’s Municipal Court
3. Porpoise Song
2. Randy Scouse Git
1. Love Is Only Sleeping

at least that’s what it is today

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