Thursday, April 26, 2018

Musical Interlude: I'm a Believer (1966)

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.


magicdog said...

I love the Monkees and their music. Sometimes though I have trouble listening to their old and best known songs. "I'm A Believer" being but one. Not that it isn't a good song, but because there's so much more to the Monkees sound.

I have just about all their released tunes (and bonus tracks) on my Ipod and I love listening more to them! IMO, many tunes were recorded during the initial 1966 sessions but were shelved for one reason or another. Many times I've listened to songs that should have been on the first two albums, but would only see light of day when Missing Links vol. 1-3 and Deluxe versions of the original albums were released.

hobbyfan said...

I have a video up for a Micky Dolenz solo track (!), released several years after the series ended. It's called "Lovelight". You might want to scope it out when you get a minute.