Daryl Hall and John Oates have been active since the early 1970’s, but they’re best known for their work in the 1980’s. Their biggest year was 1981, when three songs, “Kiss on my List,” “Private Eyes,” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do),” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and were certified gold by RIAA, and a fourth, “You Make My Dreams,” reached #5. Their albums released during the decade (Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), H2O (1982), Big Bam Boom (1984), and Ooh Yeah! (1988)) all went platinum, H2O and Big Bam Boom doubly so. Their music is a big part of the soundtrack of that decade. Their website is here.
The first song for today is “Method of Modern Love,” taken from Big Bam Boom. It reached #5 on the Hot 100 and #7 in Canada in 1985.
Our second song is “Every Time You Go Away,” from Voices. Hall & Oates never released it as a single, but Paul Young had a hit with it in 1985.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, your Two for Tuesday, August 5, 2014.