Nightclubbing: The music that got Scotland up on the dancefloor in the 90s

The 1990s saw clubbing expand to the extent there was something for everybody’s taste.

The rave has landed: When around 5,000 ravers packed the terminal building at Prestwick Airport with it claimed the parties helped to fund the building of the airport rail link to Glasgow. PIC: Ricky McGowan/Streetrave.

From mainstream electronic dance that seemed a direct descendant of disco to the more demanding European beats that fuelled the rave scene, there was a fracturing of the nightclubbing in the 90s, with venues catering more directly to specific audiences and tastes.

It was the decade of Britpop of rave and of grunge, and who could expect those completely separate strands to share the same dancefloor?

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It follows then that any play list professing to cover the decade in just 24 songs is always going to give rise to argument and debate.

Nonetheless, we have put together a playlist of tunes that got pumped out of speakers at nightclubs cool and not so cool across Scotland.

As with our previous 60s, 70s and 80s playlists we have tried to nod towards homegrown talent where possible.

You can watch or listen to the completely free Youtube version of the playlist here

And you can listen to the same playlist here on Spotify here

Full track listing:

The Shamen – Move Any Mountain

Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart

Corona - Rhythm of the Night

Happy Mondays – Step On

The Charlatans – The Only One I Know

The Prodigy – Firestarter

Utah Sainsts – Something Good

Primal Scream – Moving On Up

K-Klass – Rhythm Is A Mystery

U.S.U.R.A – Open Your Mind

JX – Son of a Gun

Underworld – Born Slippy

Haddaway – What is Love

C & C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat

Houe of Pain – Jump Around

Stereo MC’s – Connected

Fatboy Slim – Rockafeller Skank

D:Ream - Things Can Only Get Better

Oasis – Roll With It

Groove Armada - I see You Baby

Gina G – Ooh Aah...Just A Little Bit

Pulp – Disco 2000

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