Monday, October 21, 2013

"You Make My Dreams" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0587
Date:  05/02/1981
Debut:  82
Peak:  5
Weeks:  21
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  The duo just scored their second #1 single with "Kiss on My List," which was the third single from their "Voices" LP. A fourth single from an album was rarely issued back then, but it seemed obvious that they needed to supply a follow-up to a major hit. So this fourth single was issued and their hot-hot status pushed it right into the Top 10.

ReduxReview:  Again, this seemed like a no-brainer. Why they issued two other lackluster songs before this one and "Kiss" is a mystery. Maybe they were trying to get mileage out of the album by putting what would normally be lesser singles first than after the big songs. I mean, any idiot could listen to the album and easily pick these two songs as the hits. Whatever the case may be, luckily these two songs found their way to the singles chart. I prefer "Kiss" a little bit more, but there is no denying that this song is just terrific pop - c'mon, just try not to bop around to this - I dare you!

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Are you familiar with the Keyboard Cat? You know, the short vids where a guy dressed up his cat and manipulates it to play a keyboard? Well one was done where the he inserts the cat into the video for this song. It's pretty funny. Amazingly, it is still on YouTube. You'd think copyright issues would block it. Check it out.


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