Hit Factory (album)

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Hit Factory
Compilation album by The Monkees
Released 1985
Recorded 1966-1969
Genre Rock
Label Pair
Producer Various
The Monkees chronology
Monkee Flips
Hit Factory
Then & Now... The Best of The Monkees

Hit Factory was a 1985 compilation album of songs by The Monkees, released by Pair Records and licensed from Arista Records. The album was available in both LP record and cassette formats. The album sold surprisingly well the year following its release, with the reawakened interest in the Monkees stemming from the Pleasant Valley Sunday MTV marathon of their television series, in February 1986.

Two charted hits make their compilation debut here: "Tapioca Tundra" and "Porpoise Song"

Despite its title, the album did not include a full selection of hit singles, instead featuring a few hits along with B-sides and album tracks, including rarely heard songs from the Monkees movie Head and their 1969 albums. The cover photo of the band was printed flipped over.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One:

  1. "(Theme from) The Monkees"
  2. "Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day"
  3. "I'll Be True to You (Yes I Will)"
  4. "Sweet Young Thing"
  5. "When Love Comes Knocking (At Your Door)"
  6. "Forget That Girl"
  7. "D.W. Washburn"
  8. "Can You Dig It?"

Disc Two:

  1. "Last Train to Clarksville"
  2. "Tapioca Tundra"
  3. "Through the Looking Glass"
  4. "Shorty Blackwell"
  5. "Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)"
  6. "I'll Be Back Up On My Feet"
  7. "Little Girl"
  8. "Looking For the Good Times"