Monday, March 26, 2012

"I'm A Believer"

Day 26 of 31 Days of The Monkees:

Today has been a beautiful spring day -- bright sunshine, cool breezes, temps in the 60s/70s. There is actually a frost advisory for parts of the state tonight, but tomorrow we expect more of the same great weather.

I did a bit of yard work and spent time with my dogs today. I love seeing them out there rolling around on their backs in the new grass. You can tell that it just feels so good! Eler Beth got the rabbits out of their hutches today as well to let them graze on the new grass and clover. They really enjoyed that.

Today's song is "I'm A Believer", recorded in 1966, written by Neil Diamond, with Mickey on lead, and Peter, Davey and Mickey (also) singing back up; from their second album. I held off on posting this song, even though it is a favorite, simply because everyone knows it and I wanted to do a lot of lesser-known Monkees songs first.

"I'm A Believer" hit #1 on Billboards Hot 100 chart in December of 1966 and stayed there for seven weeks, and it was the biggest selling hit of 1967. The single went gold within two days of its release, and is one of fewer than 30 all-time singles to have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. Diamond himself played the guitar for this recording.

It's the kind of song you never tire of hearing and singing along with.


I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me.
Love was out to get me
That's the way it seemed.
Disappointment haunted all my dreams.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer

Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried.

I thought love was more or less a given thing,

Seems the more I gave the less I got.
What's the use in tryin'?
All you get is pain.
When I needed sunshine I got rain.

Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer

Not a trace of doubt in my mind.
I'm in love, I'm a believer!
I couldn't leave her if I tried

Fairy Tale

The Monkees Screen Tests

"What Am I Doing Hanging Round?"

"Star Collector"

"Daily Nightly"

"Love Is Only Sleeping"

"The Door Into Summer"

"When Love Comes Knocking At Your Door"

"Mary, Mary"

"No Time"

"Randy Scouse Git"

"Zor and Zam"


"Mr. Webster"

"The Girl I Knew Somewhere"


"Shades of Gray"


"Your Aunty Grizelda"

"Pleasant Valley Sunday"

"Last Train To Clarksville"

"Papa Gene's Blues"

"This Just Doesn't Seem to be my Day"

"I'm Gonna Buy Me A Dog"

"Early Morning Blues and Greens"

1 comment:


It was a cool day here. Going to be colder tonight, in the 20's. Sounds like you had a lovely day. I LOVE this song too. One of my favorites. ENJOYED this. Take care.