Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart were well-known for their writing ability – “Come A Little Bit Closer”, “Pretty Little Angel Eyes”, many of the Monkees big hits – “I Wanna Be Free”, “Words”, “I’m Not Your Steppin’ Stone” and “Last Train To Clarksville”. They had a few hits of their own and this was the most successful one, peaking at #8 in the winter of 1968. I still have this 45, but I wore it out a long time ago. You gotta love the outfits in this video 😉

Being a music geek (okay, nerd, period), I actually kept a top 15 of my own for a number of years (good thing I did, there is so much music I would have forgotten about otherwise), and an annual Top 101 from 1968 to 1972. I compiled a Top 111 list from all 5 years in 1973 and this song was #11!

For more on Boyce & Hart, check out my podcast featuring much of their music: Boyce & Hart podcast