"I'm a Believer" (1967)
Micky Dolenz: Again, I don't specifically remember recording this. Filming took eight to 10 hours a day, and on the weekends we rehearsed for the tour. I would go in after filming and have to lay down these vocals. I remember sometimes doing two or three a night. They just needed so much material for the show. They wanted at least one new song in every episode.
It's probably my signatures Monkees tune though. Nine times out of 10, we close the live show with it. I can't explain why it's proven to be so popular. You can't reduce art like that, especially collaborative stuff. You can't say it was Neil Diamond's lyrics, or no, it was the melody. No wait, it was the background vocals. With anything collaborative, at some point the whole becomes greater than the sum of the parts.