Wednesday, November 12, 2014

"Your Imagination" by Daryl Hall & John Oates

Song#:  1076
Date:  06/19/1982
Debut:  69
Peak:  33
Weeks:  11
Genre:  Blue-Eyed Soul, New Wave

Pop Bits:  After two #1's and another Top 10, Hall & Oates decide to try for another with a fourth single from their "Private Eyes" album. It didn't quite work out as the single could only make a Top 40 appearance. It was unfortunate because it would be the only interrupter within a streak of 12 Top 10 hits from 1981 through 1984.

ReduxReview:  The duo definitely had momentum going and a fourth single seemed possible. However, I'm not sure if this was the best choice. I think what it lacks is an identifiable chorus. Their previous hits were so memorable and easy to sing along with. This one, not so much. I really like the song and its groove, but honestly, can you sing the chorus of this tune? They had a couple songs on the album that may have worked better, but I think they would have been smarter to keep it at three.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  Their streak of hits earned Hall & Oates the title of the most successful duo in the rock era. With sixteen Top 10's that included six #1's, the duo surpassed The Everly Brothers to take the top spot. The Brothers had fifteen Top 10's and four #1's during their career.


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