"I'm a Believer."
Familiar version: The Monkees (1966)
Original version: Neil Diamond (recorded 1966, released 1967)
This was written by Neil Diamond and recorded by him first, but the Monkees version, which spent seven weeks at number one on the Billboard charts and sold about 10 million copies, was released before Diamond's.
The Monkees (1966)
Neil Diamond (1966/1967)
This is actually quite good.
Lots of times, the most familiar version of a song isn't the original version. I write about some of these "covers that you might not have known are covers" on occasional Saturdays.
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