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Suggestions for a 1960s playlist

After seeing Bestcat's post earlier in the week , we thought it was time we put together a 1960s playlist, but could do with some suggestions to help us on our way. I know Jancanrun will contribute some corkers, but here's some for starters:

Wonderful World - Herman and The Hermits

I'm into Something Good - Herman and the Hermits

I'm a Believer - The Monkees

I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin

Ain't no Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Soul Man - Sam and Dave

Any other suggestions gratefully received. Thanks. :-)

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Lonnie Donnigan, Russ Conway, Ken Dodd, Neil Sedaka, Jim Reeves..😂

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Ken Dodd?!?

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Hmmm, you’re going to have to give us specific tracks if these artists are going to make it into the playlist. 😉

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My old man's a dustman, Sidesaddle, Tears, Oh Carole!, I love you because...😂

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Thanks @Davelinks. I only know the first track so will have a listen to the others. :-)

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Fun, Fun, Fun & Good vibrations - Beach boys

You never can tell - Chuck Berry

Do you love me - The Contours (can make you start dancing though!)

If you really want to go back in time try Lucky Seven - Erskine Hawkins

Just don't tell Ju Ju

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Erskine Hawkins?!?

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Unfortunately Erskine Hawkins first recorded Lucky Seven in the 1940s so too early for this playlist I’m afraid. I’ll think about it for another list but have never really run to jazz before. Might be worth giving it a go though. 😉

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Born to be wild (easy rider) - Steppenwolf 1969

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Nice suggestion. I think I had this in my Rock Running Album, but I’m putting it in my 1960s playlist too. Thanks 😀

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All day and all of the night - The Kinks

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I loved The Kinks, don’t know why I hadn’t thought of them before. Cheers 😁

I might also include You Really Got Me

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Don't forget The Spencer Davis Group.

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I shan’t. In fact I have something of theirs in a previous playlist. Thank you. 🙂

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Nina Simone, "I feel good". Does magic for me every time.

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Good call. Might also include I Got Life 👍🏽

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Rolling Stones - Paint It Black and Let's Spend The Night Together (+others)

Desmond Decker - again have 2 or 3 on list

- and I have couple by Andy Williams mostly just because I like them

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Am adding The Israelites, any other specific tracks with upbeat rhythm..? 😄

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Oh I love Desmond Decker!

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Me too. It miek👍 Reminds me of burly fairground chaps 😁

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Chris Montez Lets dance

The Ronettes - Be My Baby

Righteous Brothers - You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Build Me Up Buttercup - Foundations?

California dreaming - Mamas and Papas

Help me Rhonda - Beach Boys

Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison

Baby Love - The Supremes

Ode to Billie Jo - Bobbie Gentry - (cos when I was a little girl I wanted to be her!)

Only Want To be with you - Dusty Springfield

Stand By me - Ben E King

It’s My Party - Lesley Gore

I’ll Spotify them, if you act as curator...

J x

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Wow, some excellent suggestions. I knew I could rely on you, Jan. Thank you. 🤓

I’ll put a list of all suggestions together tomorrow then you can feel free to Spotify , I’m doing my playlist on Deezer (which I have instead of Spotify).

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Fantastic news, Tell me when it's on Deezer :D

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I’m just trying to work out how to share a playlist on Deezer. I ‘ve not done it before.

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Has anyone suggested T.Rex?

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No, but all the tracks I like of theirs for running, including Ride a White Swan and Get it On, are from the 1970s.

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I think I've managed to share it on Deezer. Its called Running 1960s.

I think this is the URL deezer.com/en/playlist/4334...

Let me know if you can or can't access it. :-)

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Wooo hooo I'm listening to it, and I've put it in my favourites. Brilliant, thank you! I'll take it on my next run. :D

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Talking if Chris Montez. Can anyone remember The More I See You? 😀

It’s lovely

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Build me up buttercup - The Foundations

DaDoo Ron Ron - The Crystals

The Everley Brothers/Adam faith (various good songs)

Del Shannon - Runaway

Johnny Kidd & the Pirates - Shakin all over

Johnny Tillotson - Poetry in Motion

The Spencer Davis Group - Keep on Running!

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Excellent suggestions Bestcat, I reckon we’ve got ourselves a ‘60s playlist now. I’ve got well over an hour of music, so should keep me going for over 10km. 🏃🏽‍♀️🎧

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I saw the foundations at Sheffield fiesta club 👍

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Oh wow how cool is that!😊

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Also adding:

Beach Boys - Good Vibrations

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Oooh, Do You Love Me - good shout. Also liking the Beach Boys and Chuck Berry. Thanks. 😀

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Now that I can da-aaaance. Watch me now😁

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Here are some I could think of:

Mrs Robinson – Simon & Garfunkel

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, The Rolling Stones

Procul Harum - Whiter Shade of Pale

Temptations, My Girl

House of the Rising Sun, Animals

Don’t let me be misunderstood, the animals

Kinks, You really got me and All Day and All of the Night

White Room, Cream

CCR, Bad Moon Rising

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Thanks Decker, I had a feeling you’d come up with some corkers. Although I know Jancanrun dislikes the Stones I’m happy to give them some space on the list. Also adding:

Satisfaction, Brown Sugar and Jumping Jack Flash by The Rolling Stones; Get Ready and Papa Was a Rolling Stone by the Temptations.

Also though of Under Sthe Boardwalk by The Drifters.

Thanks for your help. 👍🏽🎶

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Love Papa was a Rolling Stone, Jumping Jack Flash and Under the Boardwalk! I also love Blue Bayou by Roy Orbison, but not sure it is the 60s or 70s

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Apologies for being a pedant but Brown Sugar was realised in 1971!

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Oh thanks for that. It's on the Sticky Fingers Album, I think.I should have realised. I will remove it toute suite. :-)

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Dislikes the stones 😱. Never 😁

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😂😂😂

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Probably on your list already but Spencer Davis Group “Gimmie some Lovin”

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No, I had Keep On Running, but will as in Gimme Some Loving.

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Wow all good stuff here - should keep us "swinging" into summer 🌞🏃

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I’m now looking forward to my run tomorrow, although I have enough music to keep me going for a few runs. 👍🏽

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Surely you can’t have a 60s playlist without the Beatles??!!!! Plenty of candidates but for sheer dance/runability is go for ‘I saw her standing there’. And ‘Uptight’ by Stevie Wonder.

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Not sure how we forgot The Beetles. 🤭

I’m definitely adding “She Loves You” and maybe also “Hard Day’s Night” which is 155bpm.

Thank you for giving us the reminder.

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Well the 60s are an absolute goldmine - so much talent, and in retrospectives The Beatles often crowd out some of the others so it’s good to see such a broad range. Can I finally put on a plea for Rescue Me by Fontella Bass? I don’t know the bpm but it’s a classic that rarely gets played. Thanks.

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That’s a definite, great choice.

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Of course we can't forget the epic "HELP" by the Beatles! 😂

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Keep on running, The Spencer Davis Group

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Got it in ... ta.

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Jancanrun there is a massive list now, thanks to everyone's suggestions. I have put many into my Deezer Playlist, and made an additional list of suggestions that I didn't have space for. Even so, in order to hear everything on my playlist I'm going to have to run for 2 hours 14 minutes!

Ok Jan,

Here’s the list...

On my Deezer Playlist

Aretha Franklin: I Say a Little Prayer

Beach Boys: Fun, Fun, Fun

Beach Boys: Good Vibrations

Beach Boys: Help me Rhonda

Beach Boys: Surfin’ USA

Ben E King: Stand By Me

Chris Montez: Let’s Dance

Chuck Berry: Johnny Be Goode

Chuck Berry:

You Never Can Tell

Credance Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising

Desmond Decker: The Israelites

Dusty Springfield: Only Want To be With You

Fontella Bass: Rescue Me

Herman and The Hermits: I'm into Something Good

Herman and The Hermits: Wonderful World

Lesley Gore: It’s My Party

Mamas and Papas: California Dreaming

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell: Ain't no Mountain High Enough

Nina Simone: Ain’t Got No,I Got Life

Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Rolling Stones: Jumping Jack Flash

Rolling Stones: Paint It Black

Rolling Stones: Satisfaction

Roy Orbison: Pretty Woman

Sam and Dave: Soul Man

Simon and Garfunkel: Mrs Robinson

Spencer Davis: Gimme Some Lovin’

Steppenwolf: Born to be Wild

The Beetles: Hard Day’s Night

The Beetles: She Loves You

The Contours: Do You Love Me

The Crystals Da Doo Ron Ron

The Drifters: Under The Boardwalk

The Foundations: Build Me Up Buttercup

The Kinks: All Day and All of The Night

The Kinks: You Really Got Me

The Monkees: I'm a Believer

The Ronettes: Be My Baby

The Spencer Davis Group: Keep On Running

The Supremes: Baby Love

The Temptations: Get Ready

The Temptations: Papa Was a Rolling Stone

Other Suggested Tracks/Artists

Adam Faith

Bobbie Gentry: Ode to Billie Jo

Cream: Whiteroom

Del Shanon: Runaway

Jim Reeves: I Love You Because

Johnny Kidd and The Pirates: Shakin All Over

Jonny Tillotson: Poetry in Motion

Ken Dodd: Tears

Lonnie Donegan: My Old Man’s A Dustman

My Girl: Temptations

Neil Sedaka: Oh Carol

Procul Harem: Whiter Shade of Pale

Righteous Brothers: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

Rolling Stones: Let’s Spend the Night Together

Roy Orbison: Blue Bayou

Russ Conway: Sidesaddle

T Rex

The Animals: Don’t Let me Be Misunderstood

The Animals: House of The Rising Sun

The Beetles: Help

The Everley Brothers

Thank you to all who helped compile this extensive list. I'm sure there will be more and I'll be able to make a second playlist. :-)

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Okay this is tomorrow’s job .... what a great curating job you did!

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This one's a bit obvious - "Keep on Running" Spencer Davis group

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Yep, got it already. Thanks.

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Thank you for putting this together, I love 60s music, and got Deezer (though not sure I can run for 2 hours+...).

I hope you don't mind if I copy the playlist and add Hippie Hippie Shake to it? (The Beatles version, recorded in 1963, the original is from 1959, so not in the 60s...)

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Be my guest, GeorgiosA

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