Song of the Day: Hall & Oates, “Sara Smile”

A couple of listeners pointed out last week that Hall & Oates have had plenty of hits that didn’t reach #1, and since almost all of them are favorites of mine, I decided to feature them this week. First up is “Sara Smile,” from their 1975 album Daryl Hall and John Oates. It was not only the first time they reached the Top 40, it was also the first time they reached the Top 10, reaching #4 on the Hot 100, as well as #23 on the R&B chart, #18 on the Adult Contemporary chart, and #22 in both Canada and New Zealand.

11 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Hall & Oates, “Sara Smile”

  1. I absoulutely love this song. Our band started to play with this song…right before the world blew up…and it’s so much fun to play…a cool jazzy feel to it.

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  2. This was written about Hall’s then-girlfriend, Sara Allen and it played all the time. One day she heard this while she was doing some grocery shopping and she got so emotional that she left her cart in the isle and walked out of the store.

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