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The Monkees "Daydream Believer" or "I'm A Believer"?


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Initial post: Feb 16, 2013 8:04:32 AM PST
Which of these "believer" #1's is your favorite?

I definitely prefer "Daydream Believer". It is one of my favorite pop songs of the 60's.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 8:34:58 AM PST
I prefer the other one, "I'm a Believer". I just have a longer history with that one I guess, it was one of the first Monkees songs I remember.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 11:51:35 AM PST
I'll go with "Daydream Believer".
A nice John Stewart song with Perfect Pop Production.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 1:11:43 PM PST
"I'm A Believer" is my favorite. Great riff and song. I like "Daydream Believer" too.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 2:18:53 PM PST
I like both songs although neither of them would be in my top 10 Monkees songs. It's pretty close. But I think I'm A Believer by a tiny hair.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 16, 2013 3:18:05 PM PST
DK Pete says:
jeff, they are both great songs and great records. I like different things about each one...great melodies, matched by perfect lead vocals and equally perfect instrumental arrangements. I honestly can't pick one over the other as songs...but as RECORDINGS I feel that it's I'm A Believer which FULLY captures the essence of what The Monkees were about...for that reason I might give it the slight edge. Neither are my personal favorite Monkees hit single, however; I bestow that honor upon Pleasant Valley Sunday.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 3:21:02 PM PST
DKPete

Pleasant Valley Sunday just happened to win the honor of #1 Monkees song on the thread that was run a few months ago by a longshot! It's my favorite too.

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 3:21:12 PM PST
Dr. Mikey says:
Guess who's got tickets to see Michael Nesmith?

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 6:17:30 PM PST
PVS is indeed a great Monkees track! With the exception of Last Train To Clarksville, their best!

Posted on Feb 16, 2013 9:57:02 PM PST
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As an aside their was an interview with Jerry Garcia in the sixties 68? i think where the pretentious interviewer was trying to bate Jerry into saying the Monkees were phony. He said man those records are great. Those are the top studio musicians in LA and incredible songwriters, that's good stuff. Loved that, Jerry was always wise in his music history and opinions, a little like a stoned buddah.

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 2:39:52 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 17, 2013 2:44:57 AM PST
Bernard J. says:
I'm a Believer.

(I'll assume it was Mickey Dolenz solo, with session players and no involvement from the other Monkees.
Either way, a good song, along with 'A Little Bit Me a Little Bit You' and 'As We Go Along').

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 6:32:10 AM PST
DK Pete says:
They are on backup vocals...if you listen carefully to the fade out you can, at the very least, very distinctly hear Davy as he repeats, "I'm a believah..."

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 6:45:41 AM PST
I'm a Believer is certainly the hipper track, but Daydream Believer gets an edge for me both for its stunning arrangement, plus it features all four Monkees (I'm a Believer does not have Mike Nesmith and the other three are only doing vocals).

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 7:58:12 AM PST
I respect these songs but my favorites are "What am I doing hanging round" "Words" "Door into Summer" "Pleasant Valley Sunday" "Tear Drop City" and "Last Train to Clarksville"
Mickey's new CD has some great remakes as well as a great new song written by the albums producer "Many years" with some great 12 string guitar playing.. Joe D

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 9:25:52 AM PST
DK Pete says:
..great video as well; who would've thought back in 1967 that Davy Jones' stage body movements would influence a slimy guy named Axl twenty some odd years later :)

Posted on Feb 17, 2013 10:27:51 AM PST
ED S. says:
"Cheer up sleepy Jean
Oh what can it mean
to a daydream believer
And a homecomeing queen"

"Daydream Believer" for me.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2013 5:20:01 PM PST
Bernard J. says:
Could well be.
I used to think they did the backing vocals for 'A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You', but apparently this was session players as well.

Posted on Feb 18, 2013 5:24:29 AM PST
Stratocaster says:
Both great Monkees songs ("I'm a Believer" penned by Neil Diamond I think) but for me personally, they're both beat out by my two favorites - "Last Train to Clarksville" and "Stepping Stone".

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 1:58:00 PM PST
J. Coco says:
"I'm A Believer" for me. I'm partial though - it was the # 1 song on Billboard's Hot 100 the day that I was born.

Posted on Feb 19, 2013 4:04:30 PM PST
Crikeydingo says:
Daydream Believer.........and I also like Randy Scouse Git :-)
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