The best of The Monkees playlist

How time flies – 2016 marked the 50th anniversary of The Monkees television series and the release of the band’s debut single, Last Train to Clarksville.

The Monkees were never truly intended to be a real band; the actor-performers were hired to work together on a new sitcom about an imaginary rock group that wanted to be like the Beatles and ultimately failed.

But as the show grew more popular, so did its music, and The Monkees became the real deal; the band enjoyed several Number 1 hits and eventually performed and wrote their own music for the show and for subsequent albums once the television show was no longer on air.

Today, we’re looking back on some of the best of The Monkees from the last 50 years.

Are any of your favourites on the list?

The Monkees Theme

I’m a Believer

Daydream Believer

Last Train to Clarksville

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You

What Am I Doing Hangin Round

Pleasant Valley Sunday


Steppin Stone

You and I

Cuddly Toy

Randy Scouse Git

Spotify users: listen to the whole playlist here!

Do you love The Monkees? Let us know your favourite songs in the comments below!

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8th Mar 2020
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Loved The Monkees,have got most of their LP's.Only 2 left now,Mickey and Mike.
8th Mar 2019
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They recorded some excellent songs
30th Dec 2018
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Takes me back 50 years to the Monkeys 30 minutes TV programme each week-great fun!
30th Dec 2018
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I liked them all .day dream believe was my favourite.loved the show.
13th Feb 2017
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Think my favourite was "Pleasant Valley Sunday". Many more to choose from but that was my fave!!!!
30th Dec 2016
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Too many songs to choose. Loved them all but have a soft spot for Mary, Mary. Here comes tomorrow and shades of grey.
I went all ga ga when Davy (who I adored) sang these songs. Even as mature woman I was bereft when Davy died. Looking forward to my favourite grouos new album.
30th Dec 2016
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I loved all their songs, cannot pick just one!
17th Jun 2016
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I was introduced to their music via their tv show which used to be screened during the school holidays when I was a child. I also really enjoyed their movie, Head. It was a bit weird but I guess it was a reflection of the time it was made. The music from the film includes 'The Porpoise Song' which is possibly my favourite Monkees track.

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