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I do not own The Monkees' songs. They are owned by Colgems and Rhino Records, and Screen Gems. I'm just a fan of their music, and I made this compilation.

The Singles Compilation is a Monkees Greatest Hits compilation album compiled by C.Syde65. It is not an official Monkees album and thus can not be bought.

This 2-disc compilation album collects all the A-Sides and B-Sides of Monkees singles, including tracks from aborted singles.

Here is the track listing for the second of the two discs. The track listing for the first disc can be found on this page.

Disc Two - Track listing

  1. "Valleri" [Album Version] (Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart) – 2:20
  2. "Tapioca Tundra" (Michael Nesmith) - 3:06
  3. "D.W. Washburn" (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 2:48
  4. "It's Nice to be with You" (Jerry Goldstein) - 2:52
  5. "Porpoise Song (Theme from "Head")" (Gerry Goffin, Carole King) - 4:13
  6. "As We Go Along" (King, Toni Stern) - 3:54
  7. "Tear Drop City" (Boyce, Hart) - 2:01
  8. "A Man without a Dream" (Goffin, King) - 3:03
  9. "Listen to the Band" (Nesmith) - 2:46
  10. "Someday Man" (Roger Nichols, Paul Williams) - 2:40
  11. "Good Clean Fun" (Nesmith) - 2:18
  12. "Mommy and Daddy" (Micky Dolenz) - 2:13
  13. "Oh, My, My" (Jeff Barry, Andy Kim) - 3:02
  14. "I Love You Better" (Barry, Kim) - 2:30
  15. "Do It in the Name of Love" (Bobby Bloom, Neil Goldberg) - 2:08
  16. "Lady Jane" (Bloom, Goldberg) - 2:47
  17. "That Was Then, This Is Now" (Vance Brescia) - 4:02
  18. "Heart and Soul" (Simon Byrne, Andrew Howell) - 3:44
  19. "MGB-GT" [Live] (Peter Tork) - 2:35
  20. "Every Step of the Way" (Mark Clarke, Ian Hunter) - 3:12
  21. "(I'll) Love You Forever" [Live Version] (David Jones) -

Disc Two - Session Information

Valleri

  • Written by Tommy Boyce, and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocal: Unknown
  • Electric Guitar: Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Joe Osborne
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Tambourine: Billy Lewis
  • Saxophone: Jim Horn, Jay Migliori
  • Trumpet: Oliver Mitchell, and Roy Caton
  • Trombone: Lew McCreary
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Arrangement: Don McGinnis
  • Recorded at United Recorders, Hollywood, 26 and 28 December, 1967
  • Released: 2nd March and 22nd April 1968
  • Original Single: Valleri (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:20
  • Genre: Doo-Wop, Rock Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • The song was produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, but like all songs recorded for The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees, the producer's credit was given to The Monkees.
  • Reached #3 on the pop charts
  • Second time the band recorded it, with the same personnel; the remake was so the Monkees could take production credit.
  • Colgems chief Lester Sill rejected the first mix, saying it needed "more punch", and had a brass section overdubbed.
  • This version was used for the episode "Monkee's Blow Their Minds" with the fade-out dropped (a factor which would later be used on compilations, including my own).
  • The original version of the song was used in the episodes "Captain Crocodile" and "Monkees in Manhattan". It was also eventually released on Missing Links Volume Two.

Tapioca Tundra

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Acoustic Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Bass Guitar: Unknown
  • Drums: Eddie Hoh
  • Percussion: Michael Nesmith, and Unknown
  • Whistling: Michael Nesmith
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 11, 18 and 19 November 1967
  • Released: 2nd March and 22nd April 1968
  • Original Single: Valleri (B-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:03:06
  • Genre: Experimental Music, Latin Music, Psychedelic Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Lyrics are from a poem Nesmith wrote prior to composing the music

D.W. Washburn

  • Written by Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocal: Unknown
  • Guitar: Keith Allison, Bill Chadwick
  • Banjo: Henry Diltz
  • Bass Guitar: Douglas Farthing-Hatlelid
  • Drums: Jim Gordon
  • Tack Piano: Michel Rubini
  • Glockenspiel: Larry Bunker
  • Saxophone: Bill Hood
  • Trumpet: Carroll Lewis, Williamson
  • Trombone: Lou Blackburn, Herbie Harper
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA, 17 February and 1 March, 1968
  • Released: 8th June 1968
  • Original Single: D.W. Washburn (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:48
  • Genre: Honky Tonk Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Reached #19 on the pop charts

It's Nice to Be with You

  • Written by Jerry Goldstein
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Guitar: James Burton, Mike Deasy, Al Hendrickson, and Gerry McGee
  • Bass Guitar: Max Bennett
  • Drums: Earl Palmer
  • Keyboard: Michael Melvoin
  • Violin: Sam Freed, Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Marvin Limonick, Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld
  • Cello: Marie Fera, Jacqueline Lustgarten, Kurt Reher, Eleanor Slatkin
  • Saxophone: Bill Hood
  • Trumpet: Buddy Childers, Oliver Mitchell
  • French Horn: Vincent DeRosa, David Duke, Dick Perissi
  • Trombone: Lou Blackburn, Lew McCreary, Jack Sheldon
  • Recorded at Western Recorders, Studio 2, 6 February, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 7 February, 1968
  • Released: 8th June 1968
  • Original Single: D.W. Washburn (B-Side)
  • Original Album: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:52
  • Genre: Broadway Music
  • Label: Colgems Records

Porpoise Song (Theme from Head)

  • Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, and Unknown
  • Guitar: Ken Bloom, and Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar
  • Bass Guitar: Doug Lubahn
  • Drums: Michael Ney, and John Raines
  • Percussion: Michael Ney, and John Raines
  • Cymbals: Russ Titleman
  • Keyboard: Leon Russell, and Ralph Schuckett
  • Cello: Gregory Bemko, David Filerman, Jan Kelley, Jacqueline Lustgarten
  • Double Bass: Max Bennett, Clyde "Whitey" Hoggan, Jim Hughart, and Jerry Scheff
  • Brass: Bill Hinshaw, and Jules Jacob
  • Woodwind: Bill Hinshaw, and Jules Jacob
  • Produced by Gerry Goffin
  • Recorded at California Recorders, Hollywood, 26 and 28 February, 1968
  • Released: 23rd September and 1st December 1968
  • Original Single: Porpoise Song (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Head
  • Recording Session: The Birds, the Bees and the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:04:13
  • Genre: Experimental Music, Psychedelic Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Reached #62 on the Billboard Hot 100

As We Go Along

  • Written by Carole King and Toni Stern
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Guitar: Ken Bloom, Ry Cooder, Carole King, Danny "Kootch" Kortchmar, Tony McCashen, Neil Young
  • Bass Guitar: Harvey Newmark
  • Drums: Earl Palmer
  • Percussion: Denny Bruce, John Raines
  • Organ: Unknown
  • Flute: Unknown
  • Recorded at Wally Heider's, Hollywood, 30 May, and Original Sound, Hollowed, 1 August, 1968
  • Released: 23rd September and 1st December 1968
  • Original Single: Porpoise Song (B-Side)
  • Original Album: Head
  • Recording Session: Head
  • Duration: 0:03:54
  • Genre: Broadway Music
  • Label: Colgems Records

Tear Drop City

  • Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Tommy Boyce, Bobby Hart, and Ron Hicklin
  • Guitar: Wayne Erwin, Gerry McGee, and Louie Shelton
  • Bass Guitar: Larry Taylor
  • Drums: Billy Lewis
  • Percussion: Gene Estes
  • Produced by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 26 October, 1966
  • Released: 8th and 15th February 1969
  • Original Single: Tear Drop City (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Instant Replay
  • Recording Session: More of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:02:01
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Recorded during the sessions for More of the Monkees. The song was sped up from the original recording, changing the key from G to A-flat. Many fans interpret this song as a remake of "Last Train to Clarksville".

A Man without a Dream

  • Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocals: David Jones, and Don Addrisi
  • Guitar: Unknown
  • Acoustic Guitar: Mike Deasy, and Tommy Tedesco
  • Bass Guitar: Joe Osborn
  • Drums: Hal Blaine
  • Tambourine: Hal Blaine
  • Piano: Larry Knechtel, and Jimmy Rowles
  • Trumpet: Conte Candoli, and Buddy Childers
  • French Horn: Jim Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Bill Hinshaw, and Dick Perissi
  • Trombone: Bob Edmondson, and Lew McCreary
  • Produced by Bones Howe
  • Recorded at Wally Heider's Studio #3, 7 November, 1968, and Western Recorders, Hollywood, 10 January, 1969
  • Released: 8th and 15th February 1969
  • Original Single: Tear Drop City (B-Side)
  • Original Album: Instant Replay
  • Recording Session: Instant Replay
  • Duration: 0:03:03
  • Genre: Broadway Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • The song was originally attempted at some point during the sessions for Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Limited.

Listen to the Band

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Electric Guitar: Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Wayne Moss, and Mike Saluzzi
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Bass Guitar: Norbert Putnam
  • Drums: Jerry Carrigan
  • Percussion: Unknown
  • Piano: David Briggs
  • Keyboard: Michel Rubini
  • Harmonica: Charlie McCoy
  • Brass: Don McGinnis
  • Trumpet: Bud Brisbois, Buddy Childers, and Ray Triscari
  • Trombone: Dick Nash
  • Tuba: John Kitzmiller
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, 1 June, and RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 9 December, 1968
  • Released: 26th April and 1st October 1969
  • Original Single: Listen to the Band/Someday Man (A-Side - previously the B-Side)
  • Original Album: The Monkees Present
  • Recording Session: Head/Instant Replay
  • Duration: 0:02:46
  • Genre: Country Rock
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Though not a huge hit at the time, the song has become a sort of theme for the group. Though Nesmith claims the lyrics weren't a plea to be judged on musical merit, people nonetheless chose to view them that way. Rhino records even chose the song's title as the name of the group's box set, released in April 1991. Michael would later re-record it with his own group The First National Band. Ironically, "Listen to the Band" was originally performed with Peter Tork on their NBC TV Special "33 1/3 Revolutions Per Monkee" early that same year. That version differs greatly from the single or album release. The album mix of the song has a slightly longer organ bridge section than the single mix does.
  • "Listen to the Band" was originally the B-Side, and "Someday Man" the A-Side. However because the former charted - at #63 - higher than the latter - #81 - and gained enthusiastic response, Listen to the Band was re-released as the A-Side.

Someday Man

  • Written by Roger Nichols, Paul Williams
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Backing vocal: Don Addrisi
  • Electric Guitar: Unknown
  • Guitar: Mike Deasy, and Tommy Tedesco
  • Bass Guitar: Joe Osborn
  • Drums: Hal Blaine
  • Percussion: Hal Blaine
  • Piano: Larry Knechtel, and Jimmy Rowles
  • Trumpet: Conte Candoli, Buddy Childers
  • French Horn: Jim Decker, Vincent DeRosa, Bill Hinshaw, Dick Perissi
  • Trombone: Bob Edmondson, and Lew McCreary
  • Produced by Bones Howe
  • Recorded at Wally Heider's Studio #3, 7 November, 1968, and Western Recorders, Hollywood, 10 January, 1969
  • Released: 26th April and 1st October 1969
  • Original Single: Listen to the Band/Someday Man (B-Side - previously the A-Side)
  • Recording Session: Instant Replay
  • Duration: 0:02:40
  • Genre: Broadway Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • "Someday Man" was originally the A-Side, and "Listen to the Band" the B-Side. However because the latter charted - at #63 - higher than the former - #81 - and gained enthusiastic response, Listen to the Band was re-released as the A-Side.

Good Clean Fun

  • Written by Michael Nesmith
  • Lead vocal by Michael Nesmith
  • Guitar: Wayne Moss
  • Steel Guitar: Lloyd Green
  • Banjo: Bobby Thompson
  • Bass Guitar: Norman Putnam
  • Drums: Jerry Carrigan
  • Percussion: Unknown
  • Piano: David Briggs
  • Violin: Buddy Spicher
  • Produced by Michael Nesmith
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville, 1 June, 1968
  • Released: 6th September and 1st October 1969
  • Original Single: Good Clean Fun (A-Side)
  • Original Album: The Monkees Present
  • Recording Session: Head
  • Duration: 0:02:18
  • Genre: Country and Western Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • A country-rock/rockabilly number; as with many Nesmith tunes the title has no obvious relation to the lyrics.

Mommy and Daddy

  • Written by Micky Dolenz
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, and Coco Dolenz
  • Guitar: Dom DeMieri, and Mike Saluzzi
  • Bass Guitar: Unknown
  • Piano: Micky Dolenz
  • Keyboard: Michel Rubini
  • Brass: Don McGinnis
  • Trumpet: Bud Brisbois, Buddy Childers, and Ray Triscari
  • Trombone: Dick Nash
  • Tuba: John Kitzmiller
  • Unknown: Pat Coghlan
  • Produced by Micky Dolenz
  • Recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, 9 December, 1968
  • Released: 6th September and 1st October 1969
  • Original Single: Good Clean Fun (B-Side)
  • Original Album: The Monkees Present
  • Recording Session: Instant Replay
  • Duration: 0:02:13
  • Genre: Experimental Music, Jazz Music
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • The song finds Micky overtly tackling the political issue of the treatment of American Indians. The album version was dramatically toned down from the original, which also touched on drug use, war, sexual reproduction, social ignorance and the JFK assassination.
  • The song was recorded during the sessions for Instant Replay. Peter later said he was sorry to have missed the track's creation.

"Oh, My, My"

  • Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced and Arranged by: Jeff Barry
  • Engineered by: Mike Moran
  • Recorded in New York City, 5 February, 1970
  • Released: 1st April, and June 1970
  • Original Single: Oh, My, My (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Changes
  • Recording Session: Changes
  • Duration: 0:03:02
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Issued as Colgems Records 45 RPM single #5011, April, 1970, #98

"I Love You Better"

  • Written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced and Arranged by: Jeff Barry
  • Engineered by: Mike Moran
  • Recorded in New York City, 5 February, 1970
  • Released: 1st April, and June 1970
  • Original Single: Oh, My, My (B-Side)
  • Original Album: Changes
  • Recording Session: Changes
  • Duration: 0:02:30
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Label: Colgems Records
  • Issued as Colgems Records 45 RPM single #5011, April, 1970, #98

"Do It in the Name of Love"

  • Written by Bobby Bloom and Neil Goldberg
  • Lead vocals by Micky Dolenz, and David Jones
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, and Unknown
  • Guitar: Unknown
  • Drums: Unknown
  • Piano: Unknown
  • Keyboard: Unknown
  • Tambourine: Unknown
  • Produced and Arranged by: Jeff Barry
  • Recorded in New York City, 22 September, 1970
  • Released: April 1971
  • Original Single: Do It in the Name of Love (A-Side)
  • Duration: 0:02:08
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Label: Bell Records
  • Issued as Bell Records 45 RPM single #986, April, 1971

"Lady Jane"

  • Written by Bobby Bloom and Neil Goldberg
  • Lead vocals by David Jones, and Micky Dolenz
  • Backing vocals: Micky Dolenz, David Jones, and Unknown
  • Acoustic Guitar: Unknown
  • Drums: Unknown
  • Piano: Unknown
  • Keyboard: Unknown
  • Tambourine: Unknown
  • Produced and Arranged by: Jeff Barry
  • Recorded in New York City, 22 September, 1970
  • Released: April 1971
  • Original Single: Do It in the Name of Love (B-Side)
  • Duration: 0:02:47
  • Genre: Bubblegum Pop
  • Label: Bell Records
  • Issued as Bell Records 45 RPM single #986, April, 1971

"That Was Then, This is Now"

  • Written by Vance Brescia
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Harmony vocal: Peter Tork
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Michael Lloyd
  • Recorded at Heaven Studios, Beverly Hills, 30 May 1986
  • Released: 27th June, and July 1986
  • Original Single: That Was Then, This is Now (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Then and Now, The Best of the Monkees
  • Duration: 0:04:02
  • Genre: Synthpop Music
  • Label: Arista Records
  • Reached #20 in the United States

"Heart and Soul"

  • Written by Simon Byrne and Andrew Howell
  • Lead vocal by Micky Dolenz
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Roger Bechirian
  • Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, May-July 1987
  • Released: August 1987
  • Original Single: Heart and Soul (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Pool It!
  • Duration: 0:03:56
  • Genre: Pop Rock
  • Label: Rhino Records
  • Reached #87 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart

"MGB-GT" [Live]

  • Written by Peter Tork
  • Lead vocal by Peter Tork
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Recorded: May-December 1986
  • Released: August 1987
  • Original Single: Heart and Soul (B-Side)
  • Duration: 0:02:35
  • Genre: Country Rock
  • Label: Rhino Records

"Every Step of the Way"

  • Written by Mark Clarke, and Ian Hunter
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Produced by Roger Bechirian
  • Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, May-July 1987
  • Released: August 1987
  • Original Single: Every Step of the Way (A-Side)
  • Original Album: Pool It!
  • Duration: 0:03:12
  • Genre: Rock Music
  • Label: Rhino Records

"(I'll) Love You Forever" [Live Version]

  • Written by David Jones
  • Lead vocal by David Jones
  • Other personnel unknown
  • Recorded: May-December 1986
  • Original Single: Every Step of the Way (B-Side)
  • Genre: Pop Music
  • Label: Rhino Records

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