Rolling Stone Readers Pick the Top 10 One-Hit Wonders of All TimeThey just had one hit, but they made it count
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9. ? and The Mysterians - '96 Tears'
As Steve Van Zandt is quite happy to tell you, the Sixties garage rock era produced a veritable smorgasbord of one-hit wonders. It has a lot of competition, but "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians could be the most memorable. Originally titled "69 Tears," the Michigan-based band recorded the song in their manager's living room in 1966 and it hit Number One in October of that year. They followed it up quickly with some very minor hits, before fading away from the spotlight completely. Frontman Rudy "?" Martinez has fronted many incarnations of the band at oldies shows over the past few decades – and he continues to insist that he's an alien from Mars. No joke.