The best of The Monkees playlist
How time flies – 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of the 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.
To celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary, its three living original members – Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith and Peter Tork; Davy Jones passed away in 2012 – are preparing to release a new album later this month.
But for now, 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
Last Train to Clarksville
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You
What Am I Doing Hangin Round
Pleasant Valley Sunday
You and I
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!
Silversurfer's Assistant Editor
Latest posts by Silversurfer's Assistant Editor (see all)
- What was your favourite band from the 60s? - November 17, 2017
- Should women still change their name when they get married? - November 16, 2017
- Stay within your weekly limit for Alcohol Awareness Week - November 15, 2017
- Is ‘affluenza’ eroding our happiness? - November 14, 2017
- What decade would you choose to be a teenager in? - November 13, 2017
Leave a Comment!
Community Terms & Conditions
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our site (contributions), and to any interactive services associated with it.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts); be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.
Contributions must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person; or contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory; or promote sexually explicit material; or promote violence; promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age; or infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person; or be likely to deceive any person; or be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence; or promote any illegal activity; or be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; or be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person; or be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case; or advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse.
Nurturing a safe environment
Our Silversurfers community is designed to foster friendships, based on trust, honesty, integrity and loyalty and is underpinned by these values.
We don't tolerate swearing, and reserve the right to remove any posts which we feel may offend others... let's keep it friendly!