On Feb. 11, 1967, "More of the Monkees" dethroned "The Monkees" atop the Billboard 200, as the quartet reigned for a record 31 consecutive weeks.
When it came to chart history, they weren't Monkee-ing around.
On the Billboard 200 chart (then called Top LP's) dated Feb. 11, 1967, TV and pop stars The Monkees – Peter Tork, Mike Nesmith, Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones – replaced themselves at No. 1, as their second LP, More of The Monkees, dethroned The Monkees. With the former having led for 13 straight weeks and the latter beginning an 18-week domination, The Monkees logged 31 consecutive weeks at No. 1. Fifty years later, the streak remains a record in the Billboard 200's history, as Dolenz recalls to Billboard Chart Beat Podcast host Gary Trust.
The Monkees was powered by the band's debut hit single, the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 "Last Train to Clarksville," while More of The Monkees was fueled by the group's second leading song, the Neil Diamond-penned "I'm a Believer." ("Monkees the Top Banana," Billboard proclaimed in the Feb. 11, 1967, issue, unable to resist a feat so ripe for a pun.)