Hall & Oates’ 10 Greatest Hits

“We had a lethal ability to experiment.” That sums up Hall & Oates’ history. Upon their more folk-driven 1972 debut Whole Oats throughout a 1970s stream, the Philadelphia-bred duo always found their way together during their formative years, threading through psych-rock grooves of 1974 Todd Rundgren-produced War Babies—Rundgren, a longtime friend and collaborator of the duo—or more disco inflections of Daryl Hall & John Oates in 1975, birthing the soulful ballad “Sara Smile,” the group’s first Top 10 hit, and into the pop experimentation of 1978 release Along the Red Ledge before Hall & Oates entered a new realm: the 1980s. 

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There, the pair found a new soft-rock soul in Voices (1980), Private Eyes (1981), and their longest-lasting No. 1 hit “Maneater,” leaving behind five consecutive platinum albums and five No. 1 singles in the U.S.

Here, we take a look at some of Hall & Oates’ finest hits from the ’70s through the early 1990s.

10. “Maneater”

9. “One on One”

8. “Kiss on My List”

7. “Rich Girl”

6. “Sara Smile”

5. “So Close”

4. “Private Eyes”

3.I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)”

2. “You Make My Dreams Come True” 

1. “Out of Touch”

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