Monkees Theme Song by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

Monkees Theme Song

Monkees Theme Song

Artist: The Monkees

Lyrics by: Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart

The Monkees (1966-1968)

Micky Dolenz: Micky

David Jones: Davy

Peter Tork: Peter

Michael Nesmith: Mike

Monkees Theme Song (Excerpt)
Here we come
Walking down the street
We get the funniest looks from
Everyone we meet …

Hey, Hey … We’re The Monkees

Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz, Mike Nesmith

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The Monkees

Here We Come … Walkin’ Down the Street

Based loosely on The Beatles’ films A Hard Day’s Night and Help!, a sitcom called The Monkees featured the antics of a fictional pop-rock group. When they came walkin’ down the street in 1966, Davy Jones, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, and Mike Nesmith were virtual unknowns.

A six-week crash course in improvisational acting with director James Frawley paid off. The four actors gelled as a team and morphed into a real pop group. After an auspicious start—The Monkees original pilot set a new ratings low for a pilot—the show went on to dominate its time slot for the entire 58-episode run from 1966 to 1968. In 1967 the show won an Emmy award for Outstanding Comedy Series. The show pioneered avante garde film techniques like improvisation, jump cuts, breaking the fourth wall, and free-flowing, loose narratives. James Frawley also landed an Emmy award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy.

The Monkees

Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones

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The Monkees

We’re Too Busy Singing … To Put Anybody Down

When Micky Dolenz, Davy Jones, Michael Nesmith, and Peter Tork joined forces in 1966 to portray The Monkees, the actors provided vocals under the supervision of music producer Don Kirshner. Downtime on the television production set allowed the fictional band members to develop their musical and songwriting skills. They eventually earned the right to supervise all musical output under the “Monkees” brand, and also performed live during several concert tours.

The show was cancelled after just two seasons in 1968, but the band continued to release records until 1970. In addition to The Monkees theme song, the group’s international hits include Last Train to Clarksville, I’m a Believer, (I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone, Pleasant Valley Sunday, and Daydream Believer.

People Say We Monkee Around

Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork

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Micky Dolenz
After high school I was going to be an architect. In fact, I was studying to be an architect when the audition for ‘The Monkees’ came along.

Ultimate TV Themes

93 Songs From Your Favorite Shows (Hal Leonard Books)

The Hal Leonard Corporation was founded in 1947 and has become the largest print music publisher in the world, representing some of the greatest artists and songwriters of all time. Hal Leonard Books are popular with musicians as well as music lovers. The book includes theme songs from several popular TV shows including The Monkees.

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Davy Jones
Wherever I go, people still shout out: ‘Hey, hey, we’re The Monkees.’ And I never tire of that.

We May Be Comin’ To Your Town

Mike Nesmith, Davy Jones, Peter Tork, Micky Dolenz

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Peter Tork
I get to play a scorching lead guitar, and there’s not much that’s more fun than that.

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