Daydream Believer
The Monkees
Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o'clock alarm would never ring
But it rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen
Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967 for four weeks
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • peaked at No. 5 on the UK Singles chart in 1967
  • from The Monkees' fifth studio album, The Birds, The Bees & The Monkees (1968)
  • the third and final No.1 hit on the Hot 100 for The Monkees
  • on the record:
         Davy Jones - lead vocal
         Micky Dolenz - harmony vocal
         Mike Nesmith - electric guitar
         Peter Tork - piano
         Chip Douglas - bass
         Eddie Hoh - drums
         Bill Martin - percussion
         Al Porcino, Manuel Stevens, Pete Candoli - trumpet
         Richard Noel - trombone
         Philip Teele, Richard Leith - trombone (bass)
         Alex Murray, Erno Neufeld, George Kast, Nathan Kaproff - violin
  • written by John Stewart; Stewart was a member of The Kingston Trio (1961–1967) and had a No. 5 hit as a solo performer in 1979 with "Gold"
  • produced by The Monkees, Chip Douglas
  • recorded June 14 and August 9, 1967 at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA
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