1. What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong. Let’s not forget that the glass is half full and the world really is wonderful.
2. I Won’t Kneel by Groove Armada. An empowering anthem for when you’re trying to get back together with someone, while channeling Annie Lennox circa Eurythmics.
3. Quiet Dog by Mos Def. Simmer down now!
4. Nayphony by The Spy from Cairo. Men of Mystery can be the most interesting men in the world–more on that in the Summer Season.
5. Baker Street by Gerry Rafferty. Classic 1978. For those of us born in 1978.
6. Carry On by Woolfy vs. Projections. When you’re having a crappy day, week, month, or season…all you can do is carry on.
7. Stylo (featuring Mos Def & Bobby Womack) by Gorillaz. Love, electricity, shockwave central. Pummel on the motherboard, yes. Yes, this song is epic.