#RMF2019: Hall & Oates

Day 26 of #RocktoberMusicFest2019

Today’s feature is a duo that I enjoyed in my younger days. I even had their album covers decorating the walls of my teenage bedroom.

Wikipedia tells us this about Hall & Oates:
Daryl Hall & John Oates, often referred to as Hall & Oates, are an African-American pop rock duo formed in 1970 in Philadelphia. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist; John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. The two write most of the songs they perform, separately or in collaboration. They achieved their greatest fame from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s with a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues

Here are 10 of their songs:

  1. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
  2. Maneater
  3. Out of Touch
  4. You Make My Dreams
  5. Private Eyes
  6. Say It Isn’t So
  7. One on One
  8. Adult Education
  9. Kiss On My List
  10. Rich Girl

Who were your favorite bands as a teen? Are you still a fan of those bands? 

I’d love for you to join me in celebrating Rock Music this month. All you need to do is drop the link to your current Rock Music post in the comments. Be sure to code with html so the link is clickable.  (See the announcement post for instructions on that) And then visit everyone that has left their links.

Don't forget to come back tomorrow for more #RMF2019 fun!


  1. MMQE !

    For me, HALL & OATES were one of those kind of 'JEKYLL & HYDE' groups. When I liked them (in a particular phase of their development), I liked them A LOT. But when I didn't like them, I pretty much hated them.

    Oddly, their 1977 album, 'Beauty On A Back Street', is one I owned, liked, and played a lot, even though it's hardly even remembered by anyone anymore. Not sure what I would think of those songs today, 42 years later. I'm guessing I wouldn't be a big fan at this point, but I could be mistaken.

    And unfortunately, of the songs I know from the playlist you created, those seem to be from the era in which I hated them.

    My favorite Hall & Oates song is unquestionably 'SARAH SMILE' - which is *NOT* on your playlist (WTP?!). I also like 'Rich Girl', which *IS* on your playlist and, if my 60-year-old memory serves me, is from the same album that included 'Sarah Smile'.

    Songs 1, 2, 5, and 9 I have always hated for their crypto-Disco / crypto-Gay approach.

    But no worries! Your previous blog bit was about Bad Company, which makes up for Darlene Hall & Joana Oates.


    ~ D-FensDogG

    1. Hey there Stephen!

      i left off Sarah Smile because I felt it was a bit overplayed. (I know... when have I ever let that stop me before, right?)

      I was a big fan back in the day, but I just don't listen to them much these days. and that Gay rumor... as far as I know.. it's just a rumor. I wasn't there in their bedroom(s) to know what goes on, and I don't care to know :)

    2. Ha! Was there a rumor that they were gay? I didn't even know that, honestly. But when you work in Hollywood for as long as I did, you develop almost an instinct about it. Like a built-in Gay-O-Meter. (Although, I'm not always correct. Like, apparently, it seems I was wrong about Benny Hill.) :^)

      And not that I really care one way or another but, you know me . . . snarky to the last drop.

      ~ D-FensDogG

  2. I think I’ve liked every band you’ve posted this month, some more than others.

    My post today. A Starry Rocktober

    1. Thanks, Robin!

      If memory serves me correct, I have some bands from the 90s lined up for this last week.

  3. I like their music but did not like their concert when we saw them at Mountain Winery a few years ago. Wanted them to play their hits and they played obscure stuff that didn't thrill us. Your playlist is a good one. Maneater and Kiss on My List are two of my favorites. Mine today is about the Fab Four.

    Janet’s Smiles

    1. Hi Janet!

      Man, that bites that they didn't play their hits. That's what most people want to hear when they go to concerts. Technically, a great concert would include a mix of both - but heavy on the hits.

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    1. That's my favorite time period for them as well.


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