Last Train to Clarksville

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"Last Train to Clarksville" is a song by American rock band the Monkees. It was released as the band's debut single on August 16, 1966, and was later included on the group's self-titled album, which was released on October 10, 1966.[5] The song, written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart, was recorded at RCA Victor Studio B in Hollywood on July 25, 1966,[5] and was already on the Boss Radio "Hit Bounds" playlist on August 17, 1966.[6] The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending November 5, 1966.[7] Lead vocals were performed by the Monkees' drummer, Micky Dolenz.[8] "Last Train to Clarksville" was featured in seven episodes of the band's television series, the most for any Monkees song.

Quick facts: "Last Train to Clarksville", Single by the Mo...
"Last Train to Clarksville"
US single cover
Single by the Monkees
from the album The Monkees
B-side"Take a Giant Step"
ReleasedAugust 16, 1966[1]
RecordedJuly 25, 1966
RCA Victor Studios, Studio A
Hollywood, CA
LabelColgems 1001
  • Tommy Boyce
  • Bobby Hart
The Monkees singles chronology
"Last Train to Clarksville"
"I'm a Believer"
Music video
"Last Train To Clarksville" (Official Live Video) on YouTube

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