Greatest Hits
Greatest Hits


Colgems Records


United States

Release date

9 June 1969

Catalog no.


Preceded by

Instant Replay

Followed by

The Monkees Present

Colgems's Greatest Hits was the Monkees' first compilation album, containing 14 tracks—seven singles and seven album-only songs—and released in June 1969. It notably contains the stereophonic debut of "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You" in a mix markedly different from the mono single. The album reached #89 on the Billboard 200 album charts. Though it has been released in various tape formats, including cassette, 8-track, and reel-to-reel, it has never been officially released in a digital format, though all the mixes are present on other compact disc releases. In 2012 it was reissued for the first time by Friday Music on 180-gram vinyl.

Track ListingEdit

Original albumEdit

Side 1

  1. "Daydream Believer"
  2. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
  3. "Cuddly Toy"
  4. "Shades of Gray"
  5. "Zor and Zam"
  6. "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You"
  7. "She"

Side 2

  1. "Randy Scouse Git"
  2. "I Wanna Be Free"
  3. "I'm a Believer"
  4. "Valleri"
  5. "Mary, Mary"
  6. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"
  7. "Last Train to Clarksville"

Colgems 8-trackEdit

Program 1

  1. "I'm a Believer"
  2. "Shades of Gray"
  3. "Daydream Believer"

Program 2

  1. "Cuddly Toy"
  2. "Zor and Zam"
  3. "She"
  4. "(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone"

Program 3

  1. "Last Train to Clarksville"
  2. "Pleasant Valley Sunday"
  3. "A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You"

Program 4

  1. "Randy Scouse Git"
  2. "I Wanna Be Free"
  3. "Mary, Mary"
  4. "Valleri"

Sequence is the same for the Colgems cassette, with the first seven tracks grouped as Program 1 on one side and the last seven tracks grouped as Program 2 on the reverse.

Release HistoryEdit

United StatesEdit

  • 1969: Colgems COS-115 — LP
  • 19??: Colgems P8CG-1010 — 8-track
  • 19??: Colgems PKCG-1010 — cassette
  • 19??: Colgems CGP3-1002 — reel-to-reel
  • 2012: Friday Music FRM-115 — LP (180-gram vinyl)

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