Can you guess the Monkees song from random lyrics?

Mothers complain about how hard this quiz is, and the kids just don't understand.

The Monkees have a spunky collection of songs, and their wild lyrics quite often made for enduring hits.

But do you think you can pick up on every Monkees song, even if we drop you right in the middle of one?

Here, we've snipped random Monkees lyrics to put your memory to the test. See if you can use our clues as a steppin' stone to a high score! Good luck!

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  1. Pick The Monkees hit with the line: “When I needed sunshine, I got rain.”
  2. Which Monkees hit made this bold declaration: “We’re the young generation / and we’ve got something to say.”
  3. Shot were fired with this line in which Monkees song: “When I first met you, girl, you didn’t have no shoes.”
  4. Which whimsical Monkees hit introduced us to this character: “And Mr. Green, he’s so serene / He’s got a TV in every room.”
  5. On which Monkees song was this proposal made? “We’ll have time for coffee-flavored kisses.”
  6. Which Monkees girl was this vow made to? “This one thing I will vow ya, I’d rather die than to live without ya.”
  7. Sometimes Monkees be shoppin': “You always where a smile, / Even though you’ve gotta walk a hundred ten miles.”
  8. This tragic figure stands out in the Monkees discography: “Well, I got no job to go to, / I don’t work and I don’t get paid.”
  9. Here's one of many examples of the Monkees in love: “Why am I standing here missing her and wishing she were here?”
  10. This feels like a good way to say goodbye, goodbye, goodbye: “Clicks, clacks, riding the backs of giraffes for laughs.”

Can you guess the Monkees song from random lyrics?

Your Result...

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Pastorgman 1 month ago
10/10, and I’m not Monkeeing around!
geatornez82 2 months ago
10/10. I'm a Monkee Junkee and proud of it, baby!
marmetv20 2 months ago
7/10 I actually missed a couple of the 45's I have!
kidhickey 2 months ago
the most amazing Monkey event was when Jimi Hendrix Toured with the Monkeys talking about a miss match LOL , And a Friend of Jimi Hendrix according to a movie about Jimi Hendrix ,starring Wood Harris , teased him .
marmetv20 kidhickey 2 months ago
Would have loved to have seen that concert
vinman63 kidhickey 2 months ago
Wasn't Jimmy booed off stage.
Rbabinj 2 months ago
Missed 1 (-ugh), 5,7,8

I am. 68
Bubba77511 2 months ago
10/10.... Caught monkees fever in the 80s as a 10 yr old. Even saw the reunion tour with hermans hermits and gary puckett at texas rangers stadium. Sad that all but 1 are gone.
timothys71 Bubba77511 2 months ago
That was when I caught Monkees fever too. I was born in 1971, so I'm a little too young to have experienced Monkee mania the first time around, but I was in my mid-teens during this reunion.
Amalthea timothys71 2 months ago
I was born in '64, but I have 5 older siblings and was born to love music. It's even in my baby book that I loved the Monkees! However, it doesn't matter if you're an Original (like me), an '80s reunion-er, or (like my 17-year-old daughter) new to the game...we're ALL equal fans!
vikkr 2 months ago
#3 shots not shot #7 Were not Where sorry cannot stand typos.
LoveMETV22 vikkr 2 months ago
Well, technically#7 is wear, not Were or Where. We all make typos LOL.
NickG 2 months ago
10 of 10. My favorite group. Glad ˋshé was on the quiz
STTOS 2 months ago
You got 10 out of 10 - Be proud today! (Every day's pleasant when you're a Monkees fan!) I did have to guess on #8 after eliminating Randy Scouse Git but I do know my Monkees!!
TheDavBow3 2 months ago
TheDavBow3 TheDavBow3 2 months ago
Cool! Monkees as guests on The Raiders show, "Happening '69"
vinman63 TheDavBow3 2 months ago
Monkees did a conver version of Kicks with Mickey on the vocals.
Snickers 2 months ago
Come on MeTV, no new quiz in the last two days?
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LoveMETV22 Snickers 2 months ago
? Please do what.
MrsPhilHarris LoveMETV22 2 months ago
I like both and I don’t find the “millennials only” phrase bothersome, nor do I mind typos and errors. I just appreciate that METV has quizzes and stories.
Snickers LoveMETV22 2 months ago
To save a few quizzes and stories on Friday.
LoveMETV22 Snickers 2 months ago
Thanks for the clarification. I just did one quiz, I'll "try" to save the others for later or tomorrow.. Emphasis on try LOL.
Chickee 2 months ago
9 out 10
They should put Big Time Rush on after The Monkees, so kids can see where Nickelodeon got the idea from.
bsantaniello Chickee 2 months ago
I used to always think that too! That’s cause we’re green young generation and we got something to say! 😝
LoveMETV22 Chickee 2 months ago
They could put it on Sunday mornings in place of " Saved by the Bell", of course it would have to get an E/I rating first.
vinman63 Chickee 2 months ago
I thought Big Time Rush wasn't a knock off version just a mindern day take on the Monkees.
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