Five on Friday Set 110

Posted: Friday, March 02, 2012 by Travis Cody in

We have a bit of a sad celebration for Set 110 this week.  On Tuesday, Davy Jones died of a heart attack on Wednesday.  He was 66.

So today we pay tribute to Davy and his Monkees pals Mike Nesmith, Mickey Dolenz, and Peter Tork.  They made some of the earliest music videos.  Whether they were just being silly on a beach, frolicking about on tricycles, chasing or being chased by bad guys, or just playing and singing pop music...they were always fun.

These are five of my favorites.

Theme from The Monkees, written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, originally released in 1966

Pleasant Valley Sunday, written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King, originally released in 1967

I'm a Believer, written by Neil Diamond, originally released in 1966

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You, written by Neil Diamond, originally released in 1967

Daydream Believer, written by John Stewart, originally released in 1967

David Thomas Jones
30 December 1945 – 29 February 2012

If you'd like to join in, here are the guidelines:
1. Grab the banner, make your post title Five on Friday, and be sure to link back here.
2. Go to to make your Set of five songs. You may choose a particular theme to share with us, or post random tunes if that's your vibe for the day. You can simply post the Set, or you can add a little summary about what you are sharing.
2a. Don't feel restricted by the tracks listed on And don't be discouraged if the Embed code won't work. You're welcome to use any type of media to share your Sets.
3. Be sure to sign Mr Linky so everyone can visit your Set.
4. No tags, but feel free to invite your friends to play along if they need a post topic on a Friday.

Go forth and enjoy music!


  1. Ivanhoe says:

    RIP, Davy Jones! Dream Believer is my fave.
    Have a great weekend, Trav!

  1. Jamie says:

    The Monkees made my babies dance. Their parents may have loved the Beatles of the same era, but a tiny boy and girl were entranced by the TV each week. For those happy memories I will always be grateful and since I recognized David from "Oliver" he was always my favorite and will be missed.

    My blog today is definitely a slice of history.

  1. Linda says:

    I came **this** close to doing a Monkees tribute myself but then thought that perhaps others would so I'd go with my original plan of attack and march on.

    I quite enjoyed watching the Monkees as a kid, they were fun and foolish and for a put-together-for-TV band their music was more than good. They just always seemed like a nice group of guys and Davey was a sweetie - though I was more of a Mike fan (I think it was the hat!)

  1. And to think Jimi Hendrix opened for the Monkees on a tour...well for about 7 shows, then he left the tour because the fans never appreciated him! LOL

    Great account here on Snopes of all places

    They broke the rules back then but they did it with smiles, so no one noticed!

  1. May he Rest In Peace.Great tribute to Davy.

  1. BeckEye says:

    My favorite Monkees song was always "Look Out Here Comes Tomorrow," another great Neil Diamond-penned tune. I fell in love with Davy when MTV had its Monkees revival in the '80s, so I was sad to hear he had died.

  1. Jean says:

    now the folks of "our generation" are fading away. Makes me sad.

  1. Cherie says:

    Sad loss. He died too soon. Lovely tribute.

  1. I was a big Monkees fan as a little girl. Always went for tall, sardonic Mike - a trend that would continue...

    Very sad to hear about Davey Jones. Daydream Believer is definitely my fave this week.

  1. Jamie says:

    Sorry my 5 On Friday link was wonky. Please stop by for a visit

  1. Anonymous says:

    I didn't comment yet. I had a lump in my throat. My BFF and I would dance in a tent in her back yard to Red Rubber Ball. Thanks for the tunes, Trav.

  1. Dana says:

    Ah, you know I love the Monkees! My e-mail address is even daydreambeliever. Thanks Trav <3

  1. Julie says:

    HAH! I read this post as well as the comments to make sure that Dana saw it. You know how she loves the Monkees!