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Micky Dolenz’s Solo Cover of The Monkees’ ‘I’m a Believer’ Is Supposed to Sound Like The Everly Brothers

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Micky Dolenz rerecorded The Monkees‘ “I’m a Believer” for one of his albums. Dolenz said his country cover is supposed to sound like The Everly Brothers. Subsequently, Dolenz revealed his thoughts about the new version of the song.

The Monkees' Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Micky Dolenz near plants during the
The Monkees’ Peter Tork, Davy Jones, Mike Nesmith, and Micky Dolenz | NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

The Monkees’ Micky Dolenz made an album because a producer ‘kept hounding’ him after they met

In 2012, Dolenz released his solo album Remember. During a 2012 interview with HuffPost, Dolenz discussed the origin of the album. “This album was envisioned to some degree by [producer/arranger] David Harris,” Dolenz recalled. “He came to me, I didn’t go to him.”

“We met years and years ago, and he kept hounding me — ‘I really, really am a fan, I really love your voice, I really think we can do a great album,’” Dolenz added. “Finally, I met up with him and we started chatting, and out of those conversations came this idea of an audio scrapbook. I started telling him these stories, and we decided, this is a great idea for a concept.”

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How the original version of ‘I’m a Believer’ performed on the charts in the United States and the United Kingdom

The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” became a huge hit in the United States. The track topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, staying on the chart for 15 weeks in total. The song appeared on the album More of the Monkees. The album was No. 1 for 18 of its 96 weeks on the Billboard 200.

The Official Charts Company reports “I’m a Believer” was a hit in the United Kingdom as well. The song was No. 1 in the U.K. for four weeks, remaining on the chart for 18 weeks. Meanwhile, More of the Monkees topped the U.K. chart for two weeks and lasted on the chart for 25 weeks altogether.

“I’m a Believer” was a huge hit and Dolenz eventually put his solo spin on it.

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