Monday, August 25, 2014

"Did It in a Minute" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0958
Date:  03/20/1982
Debut:  66
Peak:  9
Weeks:  16
Genre:  Pop

Pop Bits:  After two major #1 hits from their album "Private Eyes," this third single was issued. While not a significant smash, it performed very well and reached the Top 10. It became the fifth consecutive Top 10 appearance for the duo.

ReduxReview:  It's another winner from their "Private Eyes" album. Well-written and catchy, this was destined for the Top 10. By this time, the duo had perfect their sound and it was paying off. Their next album would be an even bigger success but I think "Private Eyes" may have found them at the peak of their powers.

ReduxRating:  7/10

Trivia:  By the late 70s the duo had already scored some hits and were quite successful. But Daryl Hall felt he had more to offer beyond the duo's work and wanted to branch out on his own. He recorded a solo album in 1977 that was produced by King Crimson's Robert Fripp. The album "Sacred Songs" was different and not as commercial as the Hall & Oates material and this frightened the record company. RCA ended up shelving the album. After pressure from the artist, other industry people, and fans, the label finally released the LP in 1980. It was a critical success and sales were initially good, but without any hit singles, the album sunk into obscurity and Hall didn't record another solo album until 1986.


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