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“Sara Smile” (1976) is Hall & Oates best song!

It also happens to be their first top 10 hit and breakout song, peaking at #4. But it’s phenomenal and they had many great songs (especially in the 80s, where they fused their sounds a lot), but this one is just brilliant.

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by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 7:10 AM

I prefer She’s Gone, but this is great too.

by Anonymousreply 1September 16, 2023 10:03 PM

I've always loved this song. But I really have no shame in the fact that I love Hall & Oates.

I celebrate their entire catalog.

by Anonymousreply 2September 16, 2023 10:06 PM

quote]I celebrate their entire catalog.

With appropriate decorations r2?

by Anonymousreply 3September 16, 2023 10:08 PM

It's now Oates and Hall.

by Anonymousreply 4September 16, 2023 10:08 PM

R2 what is there to be ashamed of? They had classics.

by Anonymousreply 5September 16, 2023 10:09 PM

“She’s Gone” was originally released in 1973 and peaked at #60 on the charts. It was their first and only song to break into the Hot 100 until “Sara Smile” came out in 1976 and was a hit. After that “She’s Gone” was rereleased and peaked at #7.

by Anonymousreply 6September 16, 2023 10:12 PM

I love the original but I also love Joan Osborne's cover.

by Anonymousreply 7September 16, 2023 10:12 PM

I did not hear of them until 1976, when the Abandoned Luncheonette album came out. It, Silk Degrees, and Hasten down the Wind were my favorite albums that year. Oh, and Warren Zevon’s s/t album.

by Anonymousreply 8September 16, 2023 10:21 PM

R7, agreed, Joan's cover is fantastic. Here's another goodie

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by Anonymousreply 9September 17, 2023 10:09 PM

Daryl likes this.

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by Anonymousreply 10September 18, 2023 2:06 AM

I don’t “get” it. For me it flops on every level. It’s too slow and mopey and formless. I’m obviously in the minority since it was top three gold. I love Dorothy Moore’s ‘Misty Blue’ which was a hit at approximately the same time.

by Anonymousreply 11September 18, 2023 3:11 AM

"where they fused their sounds a lot"

What does that mean, OP?

by Anonymousreply 12September 18, 2023 3:15 AM

I agree, I can listen to that song over, and over everyday. I love the very opening of it, too. It's a thoughtful soulful song.

by Anonymousreply 13September 18, 2023 4:28 AM

Baby Hair with a woman's eyes. Pass.

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by Anonymousreply 14September 18, 2023 4:45 AM

The version of "She's Gone" by Tavares reached #1 on Billboard's R&B chart. (Went to #50 on the Hot 100.)

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by Anonymousreply 15September 18, 2023 4:50 AM

"Go Solo" is a great break up song.

by Anonymousreply 16September 18, 2023 4:56 AM

R12 Nothing, Daryl Hall is the whole talent

by Anonymousreply 17September 18, 2023 4:58 AM

I wish Daryl would stop with the annoying hair styles. He’s a handsome guy with an incredible singing talent

by Anonymousreply 18September 18, 2023 5:07 AM

Never a fan.

by Anonymousreply 19September 18, 2023 5:10 AM

They're crying all the way to the bank, R19.

by Anonymousreply 20September 18, 2023 5:13 AM

R11 Misty Blue is an incredible song.

by Anonymousreply 21September 18, 2023 6:26 AM

I prefer Kiss on My List

by Anonymousreply 22September 18, 2023 6:52 AM

Adult education is my favorite

by Anonymousreply 23September 18, 2023 7:10 AM
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