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The Monkees – I’m a Believer

About the Song

The Monkees and Their Enduring Hit, “(I’m a) Believer”

“(I’m a) Believer” is an iconic song written by Neil Diamond and recorded by the American pop band, The Monkees. Originally released in 1966, the song became an instant hit, topping the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom. It has since become one of the most popular and enduring songs of the 1960s, and continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages today.

The song’s upbeat tempo and catchy melody have made it a favorite for singalongs and dance parties. Its simple yet powerful lyrics speak to the universal human experience of love and faith. The song’s message of hope and optimism has resonated with listeners for generations, and it continues to inspire people today.

“(I’m a) Believer” has been featured in numerous films and television shows, including “Shrek” (2001) and “The Wonder Years” (1988). It has also been covered by many artists, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, and The Beach Boys.

The Monkees were a pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1965. The band consisted of four members: Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, Peter Tork, and Davy Jones. The Monkees were originally created for a television series of the same name, which aired on NBC from 1966 to 1968. The show was a huge success, and The Monkees quickly became one of the most popular pop bands in the world.


The Monkees released a number of hit singles during their time together, including “(I’m a) Believer,” “Last Train to Clarksville,” and “Daydream Believer.” They also released several successful albums, including their debut album, The Monkees (1966), and Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967).

The Monkees disbanded in 1968, but they have reunited several times over the years. They continue to be one of the most popular and influential pop bands of all time.

“(I’m a) Believer” is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by people of all ages. Its catchy melody, hopeful message, and enduring popularity make it a true classic of pop music.



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