I'm a Believer

I'm a Believer by The Monkees was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, January 19, 1967 spending 4 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Monkees guitarist Michael Nesmith didn't believe this would be a hit, complaining to the producer, Jeff Barry, "I'm a songwriter, and that's no hit." Jeff Barry banned him from the studio while Micky Dolenz recorded his lead vocal. Monkees drummer Micky Dolenz sang lead on this. The Monkees sang on this, but did not play any instruments. The producers used session musicians because they were not convinced The Monkees could play like a real band. This became a huge point of contention, as the group fought to play their own songs.

I'm a Believer FAQs

Who sang I'm a Believer?

I'm a Believer was performed by The Monkees

What year did I'm a Believer get to the UK number 1 spot?

I'm a Believer first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, January 19, 1967

How long was I'm a Believer at number 1 in the UK?

I'm a Believer spent 4 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.