The Monkees

Valleri

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The final Monkees Top Ten hit (number three in early 1968), "Valleri" was written by the songwriting team of Boyce and Hart, whose compositions were the most constant of the Monkees' writers. A bit of a lust song, its exotic/Spanish feel is highlighted by some exquisite guitar playing by session musician Louie Shelton. A bit of a return to simplicity after the psychedelic ambience of Pieces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., the song is hook-laden and reinforced the group's teen appeal.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
More of the Monkees 1967 Rhino 0:00
The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees 1968 Rhino 2:13
No Image 1969
Barrel Full of Monkees [Colgems] 1971 Colgems
No Image 1972 2:58
No Image 1980 EMI Music Distribution 2:15
No Image 1981 MFP
More Greatest Hits 1982 Arista 2:19
20 Party Classics 1986
Various Artists
Warner Bros. 2:16
Nuggets: A Classic Collection From the Psychedelic Sixties 1986
Various Artists
Rhino 2:20
Then & Now...The Best of the Monkees 1986 Arista 0:00
Classic Rock: 1968 1987
Various Artists
Time / Life Music 2:22
Missing Links, Vol. 2 1990 Rhino 2:34
Listen to the Band 1991 Rhino 2:23
The Songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart 1995 Varèse Sarabande 2:33
Greatest Hits [Rhino] 1995 Rhino 2:21
Only Dance 1965-1969 1997
Various Artists
Rhino / JCI Associated Labels 2:18
The Very Best of the Monkees 1997 Bellaphon Records 2:13
Daydream Believer and Other Hits 1998 Rhino Flashback 2:21
Anthology 1998 Rhino 2:21
Here They Come: The Greatest Hits of the Monkees 1998 WEA International 2:19
Jukebox Hits of 1968, Vol. 1 1999
Various Artists
DJ Specialist 2:21
20 Greatest Hits 2000 2:21
Music Box 2001 Rhino 2:32
No Image 2001
Various Artists
Buddha Records 2:22
The Essentials 2002 Rhino 2:21
The Definitive Monkees 2002 WEA / WEA Int'l 2:21
The Best of the Monkees [Rhino] 2003 Rhino 2:20
Very Best of the Monkees [WEA] 2006 MSI Music Distribution / Warner Music 2:19
Forever the Monkees 2007 Rhino 2:22
Original Album Series 2010 Rhino 2:15
Monkeemania: The Very Best of the Monkees 2011 Rhino 2:14
Action! The Songs of Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart 2012
Various Artists
Ace 2:14
The Monkees 50 2016 Rhino 2:16
An Introduction To 2018 Rhino / Rhino Flashback 2:18
Old School Oldies, Vol. 5
Various Artists
Thump Records 2:20