(Theme From) The Monkees

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"(Theme from) The Monkees"
Single by The Monkees
from the album The Monkees
B-side "Mary, Mary"
Released February 1967
Recorded July 5 and 19, 1966, RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood [1]
Genre Pop rock
Label Colgems Records
Writer(s) Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
Producer(s) Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart and Jack Keller

"(Theme from) The Monkees" is a 1966 popular song, written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart as the theme song for the TV series The Monkees.[2] It later appeared on their album The Monkees.[2] Originally intended as an album track, it was later released as a single in several countries including Australia, where it became a hit, reaching #8.[3] It also made Billboard Magazine's "Hits of the World" chart in both Mexico and Japan, reaching the Top 20 in Japan and the Top 10 in Mexico.[4] It is still played on many oldies radio stations. An Italian version of the song was featured on a Monkees compilation album.[2] Ray Stevens did a version of the Monkees Theme song in the 1980s featuring a male German group of singers that are arguing during the refrain of the song. (Hey Hey Bist Du Monkees".)

Lyrics[edit]

A notable line is "We're the young generation, and we've got somethin' to say," reflecting the youth counterculture of the time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://monkeessessionography.tripod.com/debut.html
  2. ^ a b c Planer, L. "(Theme From) The Monkees". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-08-02. 
  3. ^ "Go-Set National Top 40". Go-Set. September 27, 1967. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  4. ^ "Hits of the World". Billboard Magazine. December 16, 1967. p. 52.