The Monkees’ Davy Jones has passed away today at the age of 66, but it’s never too early to remember what made Jones and the band so big in the first place — their infinitely catchy, free-spirited songs. Many artists throughout the years – from the Four Tops to acts like Run DMC and even Susan Boyle – have flipped through The Monkees’ songbook and put their spin on their pop classics. Celebrate Davy’s contribution to music by listening to some major stars perform covers of The Monkees’ biggest hits below.
Susan Boyle – “Daydream Believer”
Coldplay – “I’m A Believer”
Neil Diamond – “I’m A Believer”
Run DMC – “Mary Mary” (which samples The Monkees’ song of the same name)
Four Tops – “Last Train To Clarksville”
Glee feat. Neil Patrick Harris – “Daydream Believer”
Smash Mouth – “I’m A Believer”
Head over to PureVolume to check out their favorite covers of songs by The Monkees.