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Hall & Oates

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Philadelphia, United States (1969 – present)

Hall & Oates are an American musical composed of Daryl Hall and John Oates. Known as one of the most popular duos in modern musical history, they achieved their greatest fame from the late to the mid-, having a fusion of with that they dubbed “rock and soul”. They are best known for their six #1 hits on the US Billboard Hot 100: “Rich Girl”, “Kiss on My List”, “Private Eyes”, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”, “Maneater”, and “Out of Touch”, as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40.

In total, the duo had 34 singles chart hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, seven RIAA platinum albums, and six RIAA gold albums. Because of that chart success, Billboard Magazine named them the most successful duo of the rock era, surpassing even The Everly Brothers. In 2003, they were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. They were also placed #15 on the Billboard Magazine list of the 100 greatest artists of all time and the #1 duo, while VH1 placed the duo as #99 on their list of the 100 greatest artists of all time.

From their first hit in 1974 onwards, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ smooth, catchy take on brought them commercial success— including six number one singles and six platinum albums as referred to before. Hall & Oates’ music was well-constructed and produced; at their best, their songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to traditions without being a slave to them by incorporating elements of and .

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