As 1967 is winding down this is the next to the last song to be on the top of the record charts. “Daydream Believer” was written by John Stewart of the Kingston Trio. He had tried to interest Spanky and Our Gang in the song but they turned it down. He showed the song to his friend Chip Douglas who was producing songs for The Monkees. Davy Jones was the lead singer on this one and the rest of The Monkees are doing background parts (unlike earlier recording by the group).
Davy Jones would die at his horse farm in Florida in Feb. 2012.
“Daydream Believer” was on the top of both the Billboard Hot 100 record chart and the Cash Box chart for the weeks of Nov. 26 – Dec. 23. This would be the last song by The Monkees to hit #1 on the Billboard chart. Cash Box will have another Monkees’ song on the top of the charts in March 1968.