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"Daydream Believer" lyrics

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"Daydream Believer"

Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o'clock alarm would never ring
But it rings and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shavin' razor's cold and it stings

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen

You once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Oh, and our good times start and end
Without dollar one to spend
But how much, baby, do we really need

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen
Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen

[Instrumental interlude]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen
[Repeat and fade]



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7-A What number is this, Chip? 7-A Okay, know what I mean, like don't get excited man It's 'cause I'm short, I know Oh, I could hide 'neath the wings Of the bluebird as she sings The six o'clock alarm would never ring But six rings and I rise Wipe the sleep out of my eyes My shaving razor's cold and it stings Cheer up, sleepy Jean Oh, what can it mean to a Daydream believer and a Homecoming queen? You once thought of me As a white knight on his steed Now you know how happy I can be Oh and our good time starts and ends Without dollar one to spend But how much, baby, do we really need? Cheer up, sleepy Jean Oh, what can it mean to a Daydream believer and a Homecoming queen? Cheer up, sleepy Jean Oh, what can it mean to a Daydream believer and a Homecoming queen? Cheer up, sleepy Jean Oh, what can it mean to a Daydream believer and a Homecoming queen? Cheer up, sleepy Jean Oh, what can it mean to a Daydream believer and a Homecoming queen? Cheer up, sleepy Jean

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Daydream Believer

1967 single by The Monkees

This article is about the song. For other uses, see Daydream Believer (disambiguation).

"Daydream Believer" is a song composed by American songwriter John Stewart, shortly before he left the Kingston Trio. It was originally recorded by the Monkees, with Davy Jones singing the lead. The single reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart in December 1967, remaining there for four weeks, and peaked at No. 5 in the UK Singles Chart. It was the Monkees' last No. 1 hit in the U.S.

In 1979, "Daydream Believer" was recorded by Canadian singer Anne Murray, whose version reached No. 3 on the U.S. country singles chart and No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been recorded by others, including a 1971 version by Stewart himself.

The song title was featured in the name of the 2000 biopic about the band, Daydream Believers: The Monkees' Story.[1][2]

Background[edit]

John Stewart wrote "Daydream Believer" as the third in a trilogy of songs about suburban life,[3] recalling: "I remember going to bed thinking, "What a wasted day — all I’ve done is daydream". And from there I wrote the whole song. I never thought it was one of my best songs. Not at all".[4] According to Variety, the song's lyrics focus on the endgame of a comfy but increasingly distant relationship, with the narrator "caught in mid-gaze before the bathroom mirror, reflecting on the quiet dissolution of his materialistic marriage – a union between "a daydream believer and a homecoming queen," now curdled, driven more by money than by romance".[5] The song was turned down by We Five and Spanky and Our Gang. While attending a party at Hoyt Axton's home in Hollywood's Laurel Canyon, producer Chip Douglas told Stewart that he was now producing the Monkees and asked if Stewart had any songs that might work for the group. Stewart offered "Daydream Believer".[3] The song was recorded during the sessions for the Monkees' 1967 album Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., but was ultimately included on their 1968 album, The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees. All four Monkees appear on the track: in addition to the lead vocals by Jones, Michael Nesmith appears on lead guitar, Peter Tork on piano and Micky Dolenz on backing vocals. Tork created the piano introduction, and the orchestral arrangement was created by jazz trumpeter and composer Shorty Rogers, who included the same seven-note phrase preceding the chorus that can be heard on the Beach Boys' "Help Me, Rhonda".[citation needed]

The track begins with this spoken dialogue:

Chip Douglas: 7A...
Davy Jones: What number is this, Chip?
Douglas (and another unspecified voice): SEVEN - A!
Jones: Okay, I don't mean to get you excited, man. It's 'cause I'm short, I know...

Jones claimed he had been "pissed off" recording the song, with his lead vocal showing a hint of annoyance at the ongoing takes.[6]

According to Billboard Hot 100 chart historian Joel Whitburn's mid-1980s book The Billboard Book of Number One Hits, the recording was originally scheduled to be the B-side of the Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil song "Love Is Only Sleeping" (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd.), featuring lead vocals by Michael Nesmith. However, a week before release, it was discovered that the European single masters for "Love Is Only Sleeping" were not ready, but the masters for "Daydream Believer" were. A last-minute switch meant that "Daydream Believer" now became the A-side and "Goin' Down", a song written by all four Monkees with Diane Hildebrand, in the style of Mose Allison, became the flip side. As such, Nesmith would not be given a lead vocal on a Monkees' single A-side until 1969's "Listen to the Band". Allegedly, Colgems Records did not like Nesmith's voice, preferring the voices of both Dolenz and Jones, and was further aggrieved when Nesmith had insisted on the inclusion of at least two of his songs per album.[citation needed] Previously, Nesmith's lead vocal version of "The Girl I Knew Somewhere" had been eschewed for a re-recording with Dolenz on lead vocals for the B-side of the single "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You".

Billboard described the single as a "well written easy beat rhythm ballad" with a "clever opening."[7]

RCA Records did not like the song as written by Stewart, and insisted on changing a critical word. Stewart originally wrote "Now you know how funky I can be," but RCA wanted to change it to "Now you know how happy I can be," as one meaning of "funky" is "smelly". Stewart initially objected because the change would completely reverse the meaning of the line and would not make sense in the context of the song. He relented because RCA was adamant and Stewart realized that the song could well be a hit. In 2006, Stewart said that the proceeds from "Daydream Believer" "...kept me alive for all these years."[3]

In 1986, three of the four Monkees (Dolenz, Jones and Tork) mounted a successful reunion tour and had a major hit with the newly recorded "That Was Then, This Is Now". Arista Records, which owned the Monkees' masters at the time, re-released "Daydream Believer" as a follow-up single, remixed with a new and heavier percussion track by Michael Lloyd, who had produced "That Was Then, This Is Now".

Personnel[edit]

The Monkees

Additional personnel

  • Chip Douglas — bass, percussion, producer
  • Bill Martin — bell
  • Eddie Hoh — drums
  • Nathan Kaproff, George Kast, Alex Murray (violinist), Erno Neufeld — violin
  • Pete Candoli, Al Porcino, Manuel Stevens — trumpet
  • Manuel Stevens — piccolo trumpet
  • Richard Noel — trombone
  • Richard Leith, Philip Teele — bass trombone
  • Shorty Rogers — arrangement

Charts[edit]

Certifications and sales[edit]

Anne Murray version[edit]

Background[edit]

Canadian singer Anne Murray recorded a cover version of "Daydream Believer" for her platinum-certified 1979 studio album I'll Always Love You. Produced by Jim Ed Norman and issued on Capitol Records the following year, Murray's single became her eighth No. 1 hit on the U.S. Adult Contemporary chart.[19] It reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and No. 3 on Billboard's country chart.[20] For her 2007 album Anne Murray Duets: Friends and Legends, Murray re-recorded the song as a duet with Nelly Furtado.[21]

Chart performance[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Other versions[edit]

  • Alvin and the Chipmunks covered the song in the 2009 film Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel.
  • The song appears in the game Wii Music.
  • Classics IV recorded the song for the 1968 album Spooky.[26]
  • The Four Tops recorded the song for the 1968 album Yesterday's Dreams.[27]
  • In 1971, John Stewart recorded the song for his solo album The Lonesome Picker Rides Again[28] as a parody of the Monkees version. It contains many lyrical changes, including replacing "daydream believer and a homecoming queen" with "daydream deceiver and an old closet queen". It also restores the original version of the line "now you know how funky I can be" that was changed when the Monkees recorded the song.
  • Lobo recorded the song for his 1974 album Just a Singer.[29]
  • Nick Berry recorded the song for the 1993 compilation album Heartbeat 2, and the song is heard on radio broadcasts in the TV series Heartbeat.
  • Boyzone recorded the song as the B-side of their 1994 single Love Me for a Reason.[30]
  • Robson & Jerome recorded the song for their 1995 debut album Robson & Jerome.[31]
  • In 1996, Arjen Anthony Lucassen recorded a cover of this song for his cover album Strange Hobby.
  • "Cheer Up Peter Reid", sung to the tune of "Daydream Believer" but with alternate lyrics, was a popular 1996 song by supporters of English football club Sunderland A.F.C. about then-manager Peter Reid.[32] The song peaked at number 41 in the UK Singles & Album Chart.[33][34]
  • Kevin Rowland recorded the song for his 1998 album My Beauty.[35]
  • Shonen Knife recorded the song for their 1998 album Happy Hour.[36]
  • Atomic Kitten recorded the song for the Japanese edition of their 2000 album Right Now.[37]
  • In the mid-to-late 2000s, an advert for Evergreen Complete featured a frog singing the song, albeit with different lyrics.
  • Susan Boyle recorded the song for her 2009 album I Dreamed a Dream.[38]
  • Sakura Gakuin recorded the song as part of their graduation single for the 2013 nendo Jump Up (Chiisana Yuki).[39] The song was recorded by the four oldest members of the group at the time: Nene Sugisaki, Hinata Sato, Marina Horiuchi and Raura Iida.
  • Joe McElderry recorded the song for his 2017 album Saturday Night at the Movies.[40]
  • German Band Afterburner recorded the song for their extreme support to German Football teamSV Werder Bremen named Wir Sind Werder Bremen [41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^Dewitt, David (June 28, 2000). "Television Review; Fakers Who Realize That They're the Real Thing". The New York Times. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  2. ^Boedeker, Hal (June 28, 2000). "Hey, Hey These Are the Monkees?". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved October 11, 2020.
  3. ^ abc"John Stewart interview on writing "Daydream Believer"". Archives of Music Preservation. 2007. Retrieved December 22, 2016.
  4. ^Zollo, Paul (13 January 2020). "The Story Behind The Monkees' "Daydream Believer"". American Songwriter. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  5. ^Morris, Chris (23 October 2017). "Before There Was Bieber, the Monkees' 'Daydream Believer' Took the Teen World by Storm". Variety. Retrieved 15 September 2020.
  6. ^"You can tell from the vocal that I was pissed off!" Davy Jones, The Monkees Tale, Last Gasp Press, 1986
  7. ^"Spotlight Singles"(PDF). Billboard. November 4, 1967. p. 12. Retrieved 2021-02-24.
  8. ^ abcnorwegiancharts.com The Monkees - Daydream Believer
  9. ^"The Monkees - Daydream Believer". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2013-03-05.
  10. ^Flavour of New Zealand, 1 March 1968
  11. ^"SA Charts 1965–March 1989". Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  12. ^RPM Top 100 Singles of 1967Archived 2016-08-12 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^Musicoutfitters.com
  14. ^"Go-Set Magazine Charts". www.poparchives.com.au. Barry McKay. January 2007. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  15. ^"Top 20 Hit Singles of 1968". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  16. ^"Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  17. ^"Japanese single digital certifications – Monkees – Daydream Believer" (in Japanese). Recording Industry Association of Japan. Retrieved May 20, 2021.Select 2014年1月 on the drop-down menu
  18. ^"British single certifications – Monkees – Daydream Believer". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  19. ^Whitburn, Joel (2002). Top Adult Contemporary: 1961-2001. Record Research. p. 176.
  20. ^Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 242.
  21. ^"Anne Murray - Duets: Friends & Legends". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  22. ^"Anne Murray Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  23. ^"Anne Murray Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.
  24. ^"Anne Murray Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard.
  25. ^"1980 Talent in Action – Year End Charts : Pop Singles". Billboard. Vol. 92 no. 51. December 20, 1980. p. TIA-10. Retrieved 5 April 2020.
  26. ^"Classics IV* - Spooky". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  27. ^"Four Tops - Yesterday's Dreams". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  28. ^"John Stewart (2) - The Lonesome Picker Rides Again". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  29. ^"Lobo (3) - Just A Singer". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  30. ^"Boyzone - Love Me For A Reason". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  31. ^"Robson & Jerome - Robson & Jerome". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  32. ^http://www.sunderlandecho.com/news/cheer-up-peter-reid-1-1076756
  33. ^"North East's top Tweeters revealed: No 50 to 35". 29 November 2012.
  34. ^"Daydream believer (Cheer up peter reid) | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company".
  35. ^"Kevin Rowland - My Beauty". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  36. ^"Shonen Knife - Happy Hour". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  37. ^"Atomic Kitten - Right Now". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  38. ^"Susan Boyle - I Dreamed A Dream". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  39. ^"さくら学院* - Jump Up ちいさな勇気 初回盤A". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  40. ^"Joe McElderry - Saturday Night At The Movies". Discogs. Retrieved 2020-02-16.
  41. ^Youtubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yy0S3oBZ3Q. Retrieved 2021-10-06.

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Daydream Believer- The Monkees: Lyrics/Pictures

Chip: 7A.
Davy: What number is this, Chip?
All: 7A!
Davy: Okay, don’t mean it, don’t get excited, man. It’s ’cause I’m short, I know.

Oh, I could hide ‘neath the wings
Of the bluebird as she sings
The six o’clock alarm would never ring
But six rings, and I rise
Wipe the sleep out of my eyes
My shaving razor’s cold, and it stings

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

You once thought of me
As a white knight on his steed
Now you know how happy I can be
Whoa, and our good times starts and end
Without dollar one to spend
But how much, baby, do we really need?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

[break]

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?

Cheer up, Sleepy Jean
Oh, what can it mean
To a daydream believer
And a homecoming queen?…

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