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Song of the Day: Daydream Believer

February 29, 2012

Davy Jones died today from a heart attack at the age of 66. People will say that he is best know for singing “Daydream Believer” – which, indeed, is a phenomenal accomplishment.  It’s a piece of pure pop gold and The Monkees were a great band.  But I will always remember him best for stealing Marcia’s heart on the Brady Bunch.

While it’s hard to top the great Davy Jones and the Monkees’ version of John Stewart’s “Daydream Believer,” here are some who have tried:

Paul Westerberg

This track is from another performance and is quite stellar:

Paul Westerberg – Daydream Believer (live) – MP3

The Great Shonen Knife

The Four Tops

The Timers – in Japanese!

Yes, there are others, but editorial mercy required me to leave off Alvin and the Chipmunks, Susan Boyle and the cast of Dawson’s Creek. Sorry.

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