Tear Drop City

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"Tear Drop City"
The Monkees single 09 Tear Drop City.jpg
US single cover
Single by The Monkees
from the album Instant Replay
B-side "A Man Without a Dream"
Released 8 February 1969
Format 7"
Recorded 26 October 1966
RCA Victor Studios
Hollywood, CA
Genre Pop rock
Length 2:01
Label Colgems #5000
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Tommy Boyce
  • Bobby Hart
The Monkees singles chronology
"Porpoise Song"
(1968)
"Tear Drop City"
(1969)
"Listen to the Band"
(1969)

"Porpoise Song"
(1968)
"Tear Drop City"
(1969)
"Listen to the Band"
(1969)

Tear Drop City is a single by The Monkees released on February 8, 1969 on Colgems #5000 recorded on October 26, 1966. The song reached No. 56 on the Billboard chart. The lyrics are about a man who feels low because his girlfriend has left him. Written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, it was the first single The Monkees released as a trio (Micky Dolenz, Michael Nesmith, and Davy Jones; Peter Tork departed December 1968). Micky Dolenz performed the lead vocal. Boyce and Hart produced and arranged the song.

The flip-side was "A Man Without a Dream", with Davy Jones doing the lead vocal. Notably, it was the first Monkees b-side since "Take a Giant Step" (off their debut single) not to chart, a sign of the group's waning popularity.

Both single sides were from the album Instant Replay.

References

  • Joel Whitburn's Billboard Top Pop Singles
  • Instant Replay, Rhino CD booklet
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