Do you remember who recorded these '60s one-hit wonders?

Try not to "Wipe Out" and shed "96 Tears."

Nothing beats Sixties pop music. No wonder we're still all listening to it half a century later. 

We all remember the big bands like the Monkees and the Beatles, but the little guys were great, too. The charts could hardly contain all the garage rock, psychedelic, soul, bubblegum, R&B and surf bands. 

A new act seemed to pop up every day — and score a huge hit. Let's see if you can remember the acts behind some one-hit wonders from the 1960s. To help, we made up a lot of the band names. See if you can sniff out the true performers like incense and peppermint. Good luck!

  1. This heavy band had a lengthy hit in 1968 with "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida."
  2. He started a Halloween dance craze with "Monster Mash."
  3. This punctuation-loving band took "96 Tears" to No. 1 in 1966.
  4. "Dirty Water" remains a favorite of Boston sports fans. What band recorded it?
  5. "Wipe Out" was instrumental in getting beach kids to hit the waves. Who recorded the song?
  6. This fruit group scored a psychedelic No. 1 with "Incense and Peppermints."
  7. This citrusy group went to No. 1 in 1967 with "Green Tambourine."
  8. "Tracy" was a Top 10 hit in 1969. The band was named for an article of men's jewelry. What was it?
  9. "Little Bit O' Soul" blew up when it went to No. 2 in 1967. Who recorded it?
  10. Do you "know-know-kn-know-kn-know-know-kn-know-know-know" who made the Isley Brothers' tune "Nobody But Me" a Top 10 hit in 1968?
  11. "In the Year 2525" was a No. 1 hit for six weeks in the year 1969. Who sang it?
  12. "Cool Jerk" was a Top 10 hit in 1966. Name the band!
  13. "Rhythm of the Rain" was a No. 3 hit in 1963. The band behind it shared a name with a mountain range. What was it?

Do you remember who recorded these '60s one-hit wonders?

Your Result...

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sandman 5 months ago
My score is lower than the President’s approval rating. OBAMA THIS IS YOUR FAULT!!!!!
GeoffFord 5 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
You cruised right through that one!
rycki1138 13 months ago
13 out of 13
You cruised right through that one!
WILD 13 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
You cruised right through that one! Consider the fact that I had just turned 5 years old when the calendar became 1970, I think it's safe to say that I know my music. I only had to guess on 2 of them.
EllisClevenger 14 months ago
You got 10 out of 13
You cruised right through that one!
Missed #4, #7, and #12.
AgingDisgracefully 18 months ago
Much as I'd like to savor my victory, I would now like to trade it for whatever's behind Door #3.
MrsP58 AgingDisgracefully 18 months ago
Love your name.
MrBill 19 months ago
13/13; I knew most but had to guess on a few. I ended up getting them all correct.
Lacey 19 months ago
WOW, 11 out of 13. I usually know all the songs and NONE of the singers.
Diana 19 months ago
I was seriously into the music of the 60's & 70's-I'm hard to fool!


You got 13 out of 13
You cruised right through that one!
Vrinda 19 months ago
You got 13 out of 13
You cruised right through that one!
Listening to oldies radio as a kid paid off!
Edward 19 months ago
Missed the one on "Tracy." I was in S.E. Asia for a bit, trying to stay alive.
world_of_night 19 months ago
12/13. Never heard of Dirty Water or The Standells
Guess you never heard of Boston. This was the song everyone sang until Neil Diamond came along with Sweet Caroline.
ttenchantr HowardSimmons 18 months ago
Dirty Water is still played after every Red Sox victory at Fenway.
WILD HowardSimmons 13 months ago
Dirty Water is the Boston Bruins theme song. Congratulations on your playoff run last year. I'm sorry that free agency has probably really damaged your team's chances. Good luck to the Jackets this coming season.
WILD world_of_night 13 months ago
You don't know Dirty Wster or the greatest lyric in music history "Boston your my home"? Shame on you.
Tresix 19 months ago
12/13, missed the last one. I'm honestly surprised that was the only one I missed.
SheriHeffner 19 months ago
11 out of 13. But I guessed on almost all of them.
TomTerrrific 19 months ago
The only one I missed was the "Cool Jerk". Some of these were real obscure.
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