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Monday, Jul 16, 2018
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Could this be the cheesiest or best video by Hall & Oates?

I can’t get enough of this video of Out of Touch by Hall & Oates. The opening transitional bit from their song Dance on Your Knees. Daryl and John playing super large instruments. Lots of tumbling and every video special effect we had in the ‘80s.

The tune itself was the first single from Hall & Oates’ 1984 album Big Bam Boom. (Their TWELFTH studio album!!) The album would peak at No. 5 on the charts and sold three million copies, but critics weren’t that impressed. Why? Well, it wasn’t as focused as 1981’s Private Eyes or 1982’s H2O. The duo would produce only one more studio album in the ‘80s - 1988’s Ooh Yeah!, which went platinum with only Everything Your Heart Desires as a Top 10 hit.

BTW, Out of Touch was No. 1 on the charts. Not so out of touch after all.

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