Everyone knows something from ’60s pop group The Monkees, even if it’s only Smash Mouth‘s cover of “I’m a Believer” for the Shrek soundtrack or the “(Theme from) the Monkees),” the best theme song ever written. Or maybe it’s “Last Train to Clarksville” or “(I’m Not Your) Steppin’ Stone.” Or “Pleasant Valley Sunday” or “Valleri” or “Daydream Believer.” Hell, THE MONKEES WERE AWESOME!
Which is why it’s very sad that Davy Jones, their lead singer, died a few days ago of a heart attack at 66. In tribute to him, here’s my favorite lesser-known track from The Monkees, “Saturday’s Child” (off of their 1966 debut album). It wasn’t written by them — Bread, actually — but neither were almost any tracks on their debut. It’s a great lovesong with spot-on harmonies, a kick-ass guitar riff, and a singalong chorus. If you don’t know it — or even if you do — listen below. R.I.P., Davy Jones.
Stream: The Monkees – “Saturday’s Child” MP3