The Monkees (album)

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The Monkees is the debut studio album by the American band the Monkees. It was released in October 1966 by Colgems Records in the United States and RCA Victor in the rest of the world. It was the first of four consecutive U.S. number one albums for the group, taking the top spot on the Billboard 200 for 13 weeks, after which it was displaced by the band's second album.[4] It also topped the UK charts in 1967. The Monkees has been certified quintuple platinum by the RIAA, with sales of over five million copies.

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The Monkees
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ReleasedOctober 10, 1966 (1966-10-10)
RecordedJuly 5 – 25, 1966
GenrePop rock[1]
LabelColgems Records
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Singles from The Monkees
  1. "Last Train to Clarksville" / "Take a Giant Step"
    Released: August 16, 1966
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The song "Last Train to Clarksville" was released as a single shortly before the release of the album and went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It was the only hit single from the album. "I'll Be True to You" was previously released as a single by the Hollies in January 1965 under the title "Yes I Will".