Spirit of the Boogie (song)

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"Spirit of the Boogie"
Single by Kool and the Gang
from the album Spirit of the Boogie
B-side "Summer Madness"
Released March 13, 1975 (1975-03-13)[1]
Format 7"
Recorded 1975
Genre Funk
Length 3:15
Label De-Lite Records
Songwriter(s) Ronald Bell, Don Doyce & Kool and the Gang
Producer(s) Kool and the Gang & Ronald Bell
Kool and the Gang singles chronology
"Rhyme Tyme People"
"Spirit of the Boogie"
"Caribbean Festival"
"Rhyme Tyme People"
"Spirit of the Boogie"
"Caribbean Festival"

"Spirit of the Boogie" is a funk/soul song recorded by Kool & the Gang as the title track for their 1975 album.

It was their third single to top the soul singles chart in the U.S., and was their fourth Top 40 hit, peaking at number thirty-five on the Billboard Hot 100.[2]

Track listing[edit]

De-Lite Records – DE-1567:[3]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Spirit of the Boogie" (From the album Spirit of the Boogie) Ronald Bell, Don Doyce & Kool and the Gang 3:15
2. "Summer Madness" (From the album Light of Worlds) Alton Taylor, Kool and the Gang & Robert Spike Mickens 4:16



  1. ^ "Spirit of the Boogie/Summer Madness". Rate Your Music. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 333. 
  3. ^ "Spirit of the Boogie/Summer Madness". Discogs. Retrieved November 4, 2016. 
Preceded by
"Baby That's Backatcha" by Smokey Robinson
Billboard Hot Soul Singles number one single
May 31, 1975
Succeeded by
"Love Won't Let Me Wait" by Major Harris