I’ll Just Cry, Cry


This is a pretty sad song lyrically but one of those that stands out in my memories. It wasn’t the band name, nor the song name the first time I looked at it. Not even the second time I looked! It took three peeks at this single before it hit me. The way they sing the chorus is so recognizable. If you’re not familiar with the song, check out the YouTube link in the track listings. I don’t really remember it as being a downer of a tune but back then I really wasn’t listening to lyrics or comprehending what they meant.

I’ll just cry

Too many teardrops
For one heart to be cryin’
Too many teardrops
For one heart to carry on

You’re gonna cry
96 tears
You’re gonna cry
96 tears

“96 Tears” is a popular song recorded by ? and the Mysterians in 1966. In October of that year, it hit number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard also ranked the record as the No. 5 song for 1966. It is ranked #213 on the Rolling Stone list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Known for its signature organ licks and bare-bones lyrics, “96 Tears” is widely recognized as one of the first garage band hits.

96Tears

Side One

96 Tears

Side Two

Midnight Hour

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