Five For Friday: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart are best known for their work with The Monkees, but also wrote songs for Paul Revere & The Raiders, Jay & The Americans, Fats Domino, and themselves. In the ’70’s, they joined with Micky Dolenz and Davy Jones in a band called Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart. They wrote over 300 songs that sold over 42 million records as a partnership. Here are five dongs by Tommy and Bobby, including their 1968 hit “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight.”

  1. Paul Revere & The Raiders, “(I’m Not Your) Stepping Stone”
  2. Fats Domino, “Be My Guest”
  3. Jay & The Americans, “Come A Little Bit Closer”
  4. The Monkees, “Valleri”
  5. Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, “I Wonder What She’s Doing Tonight”

Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart, your Five For Friday, October 21, 2022.

18 thoughts on “Five For Friday: Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart

  1. Wow… 300 songs that sold over 42 million records….I knew they were successful but I didn’t know that much. I remember Dolenz, Jones, Boyce & Hart on a talk show in the mid seventies.


  2. A couple of years ago I saw an oldies concert with Mark Lindsey (Paul Revere and the Raiders) and Micky Dolenz (The Monkees). Both groups recorded “Steppin’ Stone”. Paul Revere recorded it first, but The Monkees had the hit. At the concert, Lindsey and Dolenz sang it as a duet. It was the highlight of the evening.


  3. The first time I heard about them was from an episode of Bewitched. Serena was head of the talent for the witches ball. She heard about Boyce and Hart and wanted them there. She gets her wish after some problems, of course. I didn’t know what an impact they were truly were.


    1. That’s why I do this. We remember some of the great songwriting teams from the era of musicals, but not so much the ones from the rock & roll era. And yes, I do plan on doing teams like Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers & Hammerstein, The Gershwins, the Shermans, Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields etc. Could be a lengthy series…


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