EVERY UK NUMBER ONE SONG: ‘I’m a Believer’ – The Monkees

What was the number one song in the UK on 19th January 1967?

American/British band, The Monkees were number one with I’m a Believer for 4 weeks.

Written by Neil Diamond, but made famous by The Monkees, I’m a Believer is a worthy example of the perfect pop tune. Notable introduction, catchy verse, even catchier chorus. It would have even the most stone hearted person twisting on the dance floor and singing along. However, whenever I hear the beginning of it, I can’t help, but think of Vic Reeves & EMF’s cover (I thought love was only true in fairy tales *bam bam* OI). It is an excellent 60s tune, one that very simply brings much joy.

Lyrics

I thought love was only true in fairy tales
Meant for someone else but not for me
Love was out to get me
That’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all of my dreams
Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried
I thought love was more or less a giving thing
Seems the more I gave the less I got
What’s the use in tryin’
All you get is pain?
When I needed sunshine, I got rain
Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried
Oh
Oh, love was out to get me
Now, that’s the way it seemed
Disappointment haunted all of my dreams
Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
I’m in love
I’m a believer, I couldn’t leave her if I tried
Yes, I saw her face, now I’m a believer
Not a trace of doubt in my mind
Said, I’m a believer, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah (I’m a believer)
Said, I’m a believer, yeah (I’m a believer)
I said, I’m a believer, yeah (I’m a believer)

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