The Monkees were like a runaway train on the charts during the course of their sitcom's run (1966-8). One single right after another.
Take, for example, the Neil Diamond-penned "I'm a Believer".
35 years later, "I'm a Believer" gained new life, included on the soundtrack to the initial "Shrek" movie. Smash Mouth actually recorded two versions, one of which featured Donkey (Eddie Murphy) contributing vocals.