60s Dance Party

Do the Shing-a-Ling Now, Baby! It’s a Dance Party!

Scenes sends this playlist out to all the boomers--and anyone cool enough to love Sam Cooke.

Scenes sends this playlist out to all the boomers–and anyone cool enough to love Sam Cooke. It’s an invitation across the nation to dancin’ in the streets and sheer happiness!

The early to mid-60’s, with Motown at its height, were one of the greatest periods for dance music. Songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell’s “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher” celebrated romance and got people on the dance floor where they could find it–even if just for the 2:30 of their favorite hit.

We want playlists to be a staple at Scenes. Underground FM radio disc jockeys established them as a way to set a lingering mood, mix tapes turned them into love letters, and now digital technology has exploded the creative possibilities. We invite Scenes users and community members to send your playlists to editors@scenesmedia.com.

Everything from today’s groups like Chance the Rapper and Ariana Grande on back is fair game. We will be looking above all for lists displaying great taste and a fine appreciation of musical styles. A jazz enthusiast might put together the greatest saxophone solos. A child of the 90s might pull a list out of alternative rock. You get the idea.

If you have Spotify on your device, you can play the songs straight from the playlist. If not, download the app and give it a try. It’s free, after all.



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