12th Oct 2011


What goes around, comes around. And this month October has come around. I have just got back home after going to England for a few days to meet up with my cousins, some of which I haven’t seen for nearly 40 years! Usually after returning, I have a new artist in my luggage, but not this year I’m afraid, so let’s look back to a classic from the sixties!

In the category “I Can’t Believe we haven’t featured this before”, this song, produced by Jeff Barry, hit the number one spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 31, 1966 and remained there for seven weeks, becoming the biggest-selling record for all of 1967. Because of 1,051,280 advance orders, it went gold within two days of release. It is one of the fewer than thirty all-time singles to have sold 10 million (or more) copies worldwide. It was also a number one hit in England, hitting the number one spot in January 1967

I thought love was only true in fairy tales, meant for someone else but not for me

do you really need more clues?

The series running on British TV on a saturday morning was a must for me as a lad …

Looking Back in Lyricland (compiled by Sev)
Shake Me, Wake Me Four Tops 10/12/98
Something’s Gonna Happen Marshall Crenshaw 10/12/99
Ex-Girlfriend no-doubt 10/12/00
The Second Sitting For The Last Supper 10cc 10/12/01
Rose Of Cimarron Poco / Emmylou Harris 10/12/02
Queen Of The Forest Ted Nugent 10/12/03
Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me) Cockney Rebel 10/12/04
All That Meat & No Potatoes Fats Waller 10/12/05
Yellow G4 / Coldplay 10/12/06
Paradise John Prine 10/12/07
If You Were Here Thompson Twins 10/12/08
No Myth Michael Penn 10/12/09
Fascinating Rhythm The Swingle Singers 10/12/10

This Day In Music History (proudly presented by Hil)

 

 

THE MONKEES – I’M A BELIEVER

JDWhite · Alan Novich · Sharon · Dee* · Spudpar · Camelot · Sanvtoman · Shar (kurash) · Cheryl · Lyletoad · Sev** · Lyrics4us · Phiz**** · Jayne & The Gang* · MSchoMike · Brad · Hil · FarawayEyz · Dan****


No need here for more clues. I’m a Believer,
written by Neil Diamond, and recorded (in
this instance) by the Monkees.
JDWhite
All-Night Party
Candidate for President

No need for more clues JD, that’s what I thought 🙂 You’re spot on and as you say, it was written by Neil Diamond, an artist I don’t particularly like, not because of his songs, its his voice I don’t like… WTG and congrats on coming in first.
BTW, did you hear that the newly formed Pirate Party in Berlin got 9% first time around? Maybe there’s hope for the All-Night Party yet…..


im a believer,the monkees hit, written by neil diamond, not jeff barry.

Alan Novich

Well done Alan, of course I never said that it was written by John Barry, but I suppose that’s what happens when you (meaning me) send the mail out incorrectly


the monkee’s – i’m a believer sharon

And so am I Sharon, wtg!!


I just love it when we get a gimme!!! This wouldn’t be “I’m a Believer” by The Monkees, by any chance?
Dee
I thought love was
Only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else
But not for me
Love was out to get to me
That’s the way it seems
Disappointment haunted
All my dreamsAnd 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 triedI thought love was
More or less a given thing
But the more I gave the less
I got, oh yeah
What’s the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rainAnd 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 triedWhat’s the use in trying
All you get is pain
When I wanted sunshine
I got rainAnd 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 triedThen I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
Not a trace
Of doubt in my mind
Now I’m a believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
I’m a believer
I’m a believer
I’m a believer

Yes Dee, don’t we just love gimmes. I love them too, then i know who is paying attention and who isn’t (evil grin). You obviously were, wtg and thanks for the lyrics


“I’m a Believer”
by The Monkees

(written by Neil Diamond?)

 
Spudpar

Yes, Spud, Neil diamond was the writer of the song, but performed in the legendary “Monkees” version, wtg!!


I'm A Believer        The Monkees Camelot 

Yes, well done Cammie


Monkees. Im A Believer.
Sanvtoman

It is indeed Sanvtoman, well done!


I’m A Believer by the Monkees… guilty! Watched all the time, knew the theme song by heart lol
shar (kurash)

Here we come, walking down the street …. ah, how I loved the series, even if it was black and white (well on my telly at least). Well done Shar and congrats on first class taste


The Monkees I’m A Believer
Cheryl (Aquara)

Spot on Cheryl, WTG


The Monkeys : Now I’m a Believer

Lyletoad

Thanks Lyle, you are right. WTG


{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Dave}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}
This is SOOOOOO Easy for me my friend
and I Believe it will be a BIG GIMMEE for everyone
The Neil Diamond penned tune
I’m A Believer
MONKEES style    LOL
(I still have this 45)
It was a must see for me too when it was on 
for some reason when I opened your E Mail
the only thing that was in the E Mail was the two pictures
I had to go to the web site to read what you wrote

Woah Sev, as I said, I must be getting old (or senile) lol. Well, you certainly got it right anyway, so well done!!


I’m a Believer by The Monkees, written by Neil Diamond
Lyrics4us

totally correct Diana, well done 🙂


That’s from “I’m A Believer” by the Monkees. The 1966 single was written by Neil Diamond. It also appears on the Monkees’ 1967 album, “More Of The Monkees”.
— Phiz
I’m A Believer
I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Ah, love was out to get to me
That’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams
{Refrain}
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 triedI thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
Seemed 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{Refrain}Ah, love was out to get to me
Now, that’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams{Refrain}Yes, I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
There’s not a tra-a-a-ace
Of doubt in my mind
Well, I’m a believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ah-uh-uhFADEWell, I’m a believer

Thanks for all the goodies Phiz…. an no need to stress that you are perfectly correct…wtg!!


The Monkees  – I’m a believer
Jayne and the Gang

Yay Jayne, thanks for the video link, and well done again 🙂


{{{{{{{{{Dave}}}}}}}}}

I couldn’t wait to watch The Monkees each week either. If this isn’t I’m A Believer….put me on the clueless couch LOL.

MSchoMike

Put you on the clueless couch Mike? What a thought lol… especially as you are right of course, but you knew that anyway didn’t youß lol. WTG!!


I’m A Believer / Monkees (written by Neil Diamond)
(and like others….I only saw 2 pictures the first time last night)
Brad

WTG Brad, good job Sev let me know about that lol


Hi Dave:
The Monkees – I’m a Believer
Hil

good one Hil, wtg!!


I’m a Believer
I needed a gimme – thanks!
FarawayEyz

Certainly glad I could oblige Amy, thanks for playing and WTG!!


Hi Dave    This is “I’m A Believer” by The Monkees.  Link, pics and lyrics to follow.    Dan
 
I'm a Believer and Other Hits by Monkees (The) (CD, Jan-1999, Flashback Records)
I'm a Believer: The Best of the Monkees * by Monkees (The) (CD, Dec-2007, 2 D...
I’m a Believer-Artists: The Monkees
-the # 5 song of the 1960-1969 rock era
-was # 1 for 7 weeks in 1966
-Words and Music by Neil DiamondI thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Ah, love was out to get to me
That’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams{Refrain}
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 triedI thought love was more or less a givin’ thing
Seemed 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{Refrain}<Instrumental interlude>

Ah, love was out to get to me
Now, that’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all my dreams

{Refrain}

Yes, I saw her face
Now I’m a believer
There’s not a tra-a-a-ace
Of doubt in my mind
Well, I’m a believer
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah ah-uh-uh

FADE

Well, I’m a believer


Wayyy, a straggler 🙂 Just got in in time Dan, well done and wtg!!