Many songs have had famous covers done, but this was perhaps the most covered song of the Monkees.
Neil Diamond wrote it. Recorded it. Several times.
Emblem3 performed it on X Factor Live, 11/28/12
Selected list of recorded versionsEdit
- 1966: "The Monkees" single, also on the 1967 album More of The Monkees
- 1967: The Fifth Estate on the album Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead.
- 1967: The Four Tops on the album Reach Out
- 1967: The Ventures on the album Guitar Freakout
- 1967: Neil Diamond on the album Just for You, reissued on the 1983 album Classics: The Early Years
- 1967: Caterina Caselli single, sung in Italian with the title "Sono bugiarda" ('I am a liar')
- 1974: Robert Wyatt single, also on the album His Greatest Misses (2004)
- 1979: Bram Tchaikovsky on the album Strange Man, Changed Man
- 1979: Neil Diamond on the album September Morn (with new lyrics)
- 1979: Tin Huey on the album Contents Dislodged During Shipment
- 1985: Barbara Mandrell on the album Get to the Heart
- 1990: Lulu Santos (in Portuguese) on the album Honululu
- 1992: The Frank and Walters on the charity album Ruby Trax
- 1995: Reeves & Mortimer with EMF, non-album track (No. 3 UK Singles Chart)
- 1996: Bobo the Bear and Micky Dolenz on an episode of Muppets Tonight
- 1996: Neil Diamond on the album In My Lifetime
- 2001: Cadet on the album Cadet
- 2001: Smash Mouth on the Shrek soundtrack and on their self-titled album Smash Mouth
- 2001: Eddie Murphy on the Shrek soundtrack
- 2002: The Kidz Bop Kids on the album Kidz Bop 2, and on the compilation More Kidz Bop Gold (2006)
- 2005: Daniel O'Donnell on his Rock n' Roll Tour
- 2008: Brooke White during the Top 5 Neil Diamond week in season 7 of American Idol
- 2010: Weezer on the Shrek Forever After soundtrack
- 2010: Neil Diamond on the album Dreams
- 2012: Madsen on the single Love Is A Killer
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