We’ll miss ya, Davy Jones

What’s your favorite Monkees song? memory?

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  • http://www.christusvictoratonement.wordpress.com Ryan

    Day Dream Believer. Jill at homecoming sophomore year.

  • http://www.theruthlessmonk.blogspot.com Leslie

    Although my favorite Monkees songs were usually sung by Micky (Goin’ Down, Randy Scouse Git, Pleasant Valley Sunday), my favorite one sung by Davy is “Valeri.”

    There’s also a fantastic video on YouTube proving that Axl Rose (of Guns ‘n Roses) got all his dance moves from Davy Jones.

  • Linda Gilmore

    The first album I ever owned (a birthday present) was a Monkees album. I think my favorite of the songs Davy sang was “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You,” followed closely by “Daydream Believer.”

  • http://LostCodex.com DRT

    As a guy named Dave every girl that ever liked my called me Davy until about 1990. I hated it. Dave is so much more noble than Davy, right? ;)

  • Kenton

    Leslie- Agree with your song choices, and thanks for pointing to the Axl/Davy video.

    Favorite Davy Jones moment for me was his appearance in the Brady Bunch Movie.

    I saw the Monkees reunion show (minus Mike Nesmith) after a baseball game in Arlington when it came around in the 80′s (?). The nice thing about that was being able to say I went there for the ballgame and stayed around for the concert – as opposed to the other way around. :)

  • Kevin

    My favorite was “I’m a Believer”. I remember listening to Monkees records with my cousins. Good times.

  • Dana Ames

    God grant him rest.

    Loved The Monkees – still have three of their albums, and I knew all the songs by heart. They acquitted themselves pretty well musically, all things considered, including that they had the very best song writers around: Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Tommy Boyce/Bobby Hart, Carole King/Gerry Goffin…

    Favorite song: Sometime in the Morning.

    Dana

  • Home On The Range

    I’m A Believer……great song, great beat!

  • RJS

    Great Show – I never had the albums, but I know most of the songs.

  • Diane

    I’m a Believer and excited sleepovers as a 7 year old talking about the Monkees–especially Davy–with my bf Aimee.

  • Jennifer

    Davy Jones was my first crush. I once wrote him a letter and quoted the line “You are the ocean, and I am the sea”. I was 5 years old.

  • http://trinitariantheodicy.wordpress.com Trin

    Day Dream Believer, and Davey was my first love…right up there on my bedroom wall with Paul McCartney. I loved watching the show – great fun, and descent musicians to boot!

    Bless you, and thank you, Davey.

  • Lee

    One of my favourites, “A Little Bit me, A Little Bit You”. I also had a crush on Davey when I was a young girl.

  • David D

    Trying to imitate their ‘walk’ in the opening intro song to the show…finding 3 others who could step from side to side and get it right! :)

  • David D

    and “A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You”

  • Alex

    Family life and the 60′s were tough. The Monkees were a fun escape. Love the song “For Pete’s Sake” that would close the show. My brother-in-law met Davy and said he was a genuinely nice guy. RIP

  • http://www.justvisitinghere.blogspot.com Kathi

    Last Train to Clarksville was always one of my favorites. It always got me dancing. I was so jealous when Marsha got to meet Davy. He was dreamy.

  • http://communityofjesus.wordpress.com/ Ted M. Gossard

    Daydream Believer maybe the best, but A Little Bit Me A Little Bit You is my favorite Davy Jones (sung) Monkees song. A bit condescending (to the girl) lyrics, if I understand them right, but I suppose it’s all in fun, like they were.

  • Susan N.

    Pleasant Valley Sunday…here in status symbol land — subversive. ;-)

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  • Diane

    Oh–my best friend from high school went with her a husband to a “second chance prom” about five years ago complete in an over-the-top prom gown–40-something was the word–and Davy Jones was the dj and star attraction!

  • Diane

    Has this been my life? Have I always been best friends with girls/women who were in love with Davy Jones?

  • Clay Knick

    “I’m a Believer.” Watched the show and loved the music.

  • http://www.twitter.com/brandontheguy brandontmilan

    Reg, Reginald Fairfield!!

    On Boy Meets World, back in the nineties at some point, Cory’s (the protagonist) parents are having an anniversary, and Davy Jones shows up as the socially awkward Reginald Fairfield who followed them around Europe once. Peter Tork is also in the episode as Topanga’s dad and Mickey Dolenz is a friend who also happens to be a plumber.

  • Keith

    Last Train to Clarksville. I always enjoyed their music and watched the show every week.

    It is interesting to contrast the media coverage (including tabloid shows) of the death of Whitney Houston versus Davy Jones. I don’t ever remember Davy being in the news following some incident of bizzare behavior coming as a result of drug/alcohol abuse. Davy was a man completely devoted to his family and loved his horses. We will miss you Davy.

  • discokvn

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nLPO-Dhe7s

    more of a mike vehicle but i really like this song off of the headquarters album…

  • EricW
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