Top 10 Best Hall & Oates Songs

The Top Ten

1 I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) I Can't Go for That (No Can Do) Cover Art

Daryl Hall sketched out the basic song one evening at a music studio in New York City, in 1981, after a recording session for the Private Eyes album. Hall started the Rock 1 setting on Roland CompuRhythm then began playing a bass line on a Korg organ, and sound engineer Neil Kernon recorded the result. Hall then came up with a guitar riff, which he and Oates worked on together. The next day, Hall, Oates and Sara Allen worked on the lyrics.

Warden Lock called this song the best of all time. It's relaxing!

Most relaxing song ever

best song to dance it

2 Say It Isn't So Say It Isn't So Cover Art

Should be in the Top 5. If you have never heard this song then listen to it!

Magic bass beat

This is a much smarter song than Out of Touch lol

Best 80s song to me, one a classic indeed -

3 She's Gone She's Gone Cover Art

Is one of the best Adult oriented ballads

I also like this one very much!

4 Out of Touch Out of Touch Cover Art

In a 1985 interview with the New York City Tribune, John Oates, who came up with the original idea for the song and wrote the chorus, explained the importance of the line in the song, "We're soul alone and soul really matters to me": "'Don't lose your soul' is one of our central themes. Soul matters. Roots matter. They're the source of your power, your core, the energy that sets you apart from the molecules in the wallpaper."
This was the last of Hall & Oates' six American #1s - it remained at the top for two weeks (#48 in the UK). The rising sound at the beginning of the Big Bam Boom album is a metal gong struck with a hammer then played back in reverse with a keyboard sound layered under it.

Say It Isn't So didn't reach number one on the charts. This one DID! Plus it was their last really huge hit, which makes it a bit more special.

This is my favorite song of all time. Flawless in every way. I have no words for my affection.

I love this song it completely defines 80s music too me!

5 Kiss on My List Kiss on My List Cover Art

Are you serious? Private Eyes,Say It Isn't So and specially She's Gone above this one?
No offense but this song beat those three tracks so easily. This song needs to be numbered number 3 at least.

This song has the perfect lyrics to describe any Hall & Oates song.

Daryl Hall's vocals in this song are so great. This song is also very catchy, but hell, all of their songs are.

I selected this song to my wedding's (song/pieces) playlist.

6 Private Eyes Private Eyes Cover Art

this is the best hall & oates song of all time in my opinion it has everything great lyrics a rare story a catchy bass good vocals and yes is iconic

Great song I still listen to this amazing song

Maybe my favorite Hall And Oates song!

Private eyes always follow me!

7 You Make My Dreams You Make My Dreams Cover Art

This is Hall and Oates' best song. As great as their other songs were, including 6 number one hits, this song is so amazing. It instantly makes you happy and want to sing it loud. It is so timeless you can't believe it's not a remake of some great old standard. It is Daryl's finest vocal performance and that is saying a lot given his unbelievable talent.

Like if we keeping it 100, this song is straight fire. Something you can play at Grandma's birthday party and when you selling crack on the corner.

This song makes me so happy. It's just so upbeat! The only one that might be even happier is Did It In a Minute, but this one is a much better song.

Yeah it's an a amazing and catchy piece of Rock/Pop

8 Maneater Maneater Cover Art

very smooth and it reminds me to some classic contemporary music later in final 70's

Oh my god! This is the son most classic from the 80's! I fell in love with this song since I heard for firts time! I listen heavy metal all the time but I love this son forever

One of the best Dance-Rock tracks ever!

It's for top 3 not top 6

9 Rich Girl Rich Girl Cover Art

Not even a Rock song but stills a cool one from Daryl Hall and John Oates at their live performances!

This is the one that put Hall and Oates on the map. A great funk rant against the uppity girl relying on Daddy's cash.

This song is amazing. Should be in top 3

This song reminds me of me

10 Sara Smile Sara Smile Cover Art

Should be No. 1... and by a wide margin

Relaxing song should be in top ten

yeah just wow ah


The Contenders

11 Family Man Family Man Cover Art

This is one of their clearest best.

12 Adult Education Adult Education Cover Art

14th is a joke. They have quite a few good songs, but this one should rank higher

"Adult Education" is in a virtual tie with "Out of Touch" for my favorite single.

This song needs to be higher

13 Did It In a Minute Did It In a Minute Cover Art

Underrated classic. Such a groove.

Amazing song. So upbeat and catchy!

14 Possession Obsession Possession Obsession Cover Art

one of the best songs ever to me

So underrated :(

15 You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling You've Lost that Lovin' Feeling Cover Art
16 One on One One on One Cover Art

How this song isn't at the top place? ... Not even I Can't Go For That's relaxing much effort as this one ...

17 Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song) Las Vegas Turnaround (The Stewardess Song) Cover Art
18 Alone Too Long Alone Too Long Cover Art

How did I miss this one

19 Method of Modern Love Method of Modern Love Cover Art

What a tune! It's one of the most memorable Hall & Oates songs to me-

the best

20 Back Together Again Back Together Again Cover Art
21 I Don't Wanna Lose You I Don't Wanna Lose You Cover Art
22 Everytime You Go Away Everytime You Go Away Cover Art
23 Your Imagination Your Imagination Cover Art
24 Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid Cover Art

How this song reached just #18 on Billboard's Hot 100, I'll never know. :(

25 Dance on Your Knees Dance on Your Knees Cover Art
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