“Summer Madness” - Kool & The Gang
The melody of Kool & The Gang’s “Summer Madness” sums up the entire vibe of the season without a single lyric. As the synth soul instrumental progresses, the mood increasingly reaches a level that continues to build until your mind is jammed somewhere between cloud nine and the clear skies of the day. If you’ve ever taken time to notice the way the sun sets on a mid-July or early August day, this song pretty much embodies what you’d feel. Try it sometime.