Are ye dancin? 1960s playlist: Here are the songs that got Scotland on to the floor

As we kick off our series looking at Scotland’s love affair with clubbing throughout the last 50 years we offer up a playlist of 24 songs that got the country moving.

Dancing at The Locarno in Glasgow

It was the decade when teenagers came of age, when The Bay Boomers finally had a bit of brass in pocket and when Scotland emerged from the long shadow cast by the Second World War.

Liverpool may have had the Cavern Club, and London its Carnaby Street, but in Scotland too a generation joined the party with dance halls across the country reverberating to 45s or cover versions of the hits of the day by local bands .

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With the advent of the Dansette record player and TV shows like Ready, Steady, Go the sounds emanating from Motown and Britain’s own burgeoning music scene spread like wildfire.

We have created a small and totally free Youtube playlist of just a selection of some of the favourite floorfillers of the day to help you turn back the clock, get you in the mood, and maybe even take to the floor (again?) yourself.

As a taster why no watch Scotlan;d very own Lulu with her breakthrough single Shout

You can watch and listen to 24 of the finest songs of the 60s simply by clicking right here.

If you would prefer to listen to the list on music streaming service Spotify you can listen to it free (to registered users) here

Here is the tracklisting to whet your appetite:

Chubby Checker – The Twist

Dion – Runaround Sue

The Marvelettes – Please Mr Postman

Del Shannon – Runaway

The Beatles – Hard Day’s Night

Little Eva - Loco-Motion

Dave Clark Five – Glad All Over

The Supremes – You Can’t Hurry Love

Isley Brothers – Twist and Shout

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames – Yeh Yeh

Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy

James & Bobby Purfiy – Shake a Tail Feather

James Brown – I Feel Good

Them – Gloria

The Rolling Stones – Satisfaction

Lulu – Shout

Jackie Wilson – Higher and Higher

Wilson Pickett – Land of 1,000 Dances

Martha Reeves and the Vandellas – Nowhere to Run

Booker T and the M.Gs – Green Onions

Stevie Wonder – Uptight

Spencer Davis Group – Gimme Some Lovin

Love Affair – Everlasting Love

Englebert Humperdink – The Last Waltz

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