Daryl Hall and John Oates were one of the most successful pop music duos of the 1980s, with a string of hit singles that included “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do),” “Maneater,” and “Out of Touch.”
The duo first met in Philadelphia in 1967, when they were both students at Temple University. They began playing music together in coffeehouses and bars, and eventually signed with Atlantic Records in 1972. Their first album, Whole Oats, was released in 1973, but it was their second album, Abandoned Luncheonette, that brought them their first taste of success. The album’s lead single, “She’s Gone,” reached number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Hall and Oates continued to release albums and singles throughout the 1970s, but it wasn’t until the 1980s that they truly hit their stride. Their 1980 album, Voices, was a commercial success, spawning the hit singles “Kiss on My List” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.” The following year, they released the album Private Eyes, which featured the number-one singles “Private Eyes” and “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do).”
Hall and Oates‘ success continued throughout the 1980s. They released several more albums that went multi-platinum, including H2O (1982), Big Bam Boom (1984), and Ooh Yeah! (1988). They also continued to tour extensively, and became one of the most popular concert acts of the decade.
In 1985, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. They continue to record and tour to this day, and are considered one of the most successful and influential pop music duos of all time.
Here is a list of Hall and Oates‘ number-one singles in the 1980s:
- “Kiss on My List” (1980)
- “Private Eyes” (1981)
- “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” (1981)
- “Maneater” (1982)
- “Out of Touch” (1984)
These songs helped to define the sound of the 1980s, and continue to be popular today. Hall and Oates are one of the most successful and influential pop music duos of all time, and as always – their music will continue to be enjoyed for generations to come.