Pleasant Valley Sunday
The Monkees
Monkees 1967 Pleasant Valley Sunday 45

The local rock group down the street
Is trying hard to learn their song
They serenade the weekend squire
Who just came out to mow his lawn

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday (Sunday)
Charcoal burning everywhere
Rows of houses that are all the same
And no one seems to care

1967
3
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1967
  • peaked at No. 11 on the UK Singles chart in 1967
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. (1967)
  • Micky Dolenz was the only member of The Monkees to not contribute to this track instrumentally
  • on the record:
         Micky Dolenz - lead vocals
         Mike Nesmith - electric guitar, backing vovals
         Peter Tork - piano
         Davy Jones - maracas, backing vocals
         Chip Douglas - bass
         Bill Chadwick - acoustic guitar
         "Fast Eddie" Hoh - drums
  • written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King; inspiration for the song was a street named Pleasant Valley Way, in West Orange, New Jersey where Goffin and King lived at the time
  • produced by Chip Douglas (Douglas Farthing Hatlelid)
  • recorded June 10, 11, 1967 at RCA Victor Studios, Hollywood, CA
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