I’m A Believer – Save The Last Dance For Me – 24K Gold Music Shows
If you were a kid in the 60’s you probably found yourself in front of the television singing along with the Monkees. Written by Neil Diamond and released by the Monkees, “I’m A Believer” was their biggest hit. It has the distinct honor of being one of very few singles that have sold over 10 million copies. It was number one on U.S. Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks. The song was included in the popular television show for four consecutive episodes. The song has been recorded by many other popular artists or groups since then.
The second song “Save The Last Dance For Me” was originally written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, first recorded in 1960 by the Drifters, with Ben E. King on lead vocals. Although the Drifter’s enjoyed a successful musical career, “Save The Last Dance For Me”, was to be the group’s only #1 release.
It was said that the song was written on the day of Doc Pomus’ wedding while he watched his bride dancing with their guests. Pomus had polio and needed assistance to get around. The song was written from his perspective of telling his wife to have a good time dancing with her guests, but reminds her that he would be the one taking her home and that she would be in his arms when the night was over. While having some serious, and somewhat emotional lyrics, the melody and instrumentation was quite upbeat and it made for a very popular hit.