Daryl Hall & John Oates usually shortened to Hall and Oates are an American pop music double who obtained their greatest popularity in the late 1970s and early to mid-1980s.
Both sing and are also multi-instrumentalists. They specialized in a union of rock and roll and the rhythm and blues styles, which they called the "rock and soul”. Reviewers Stephen Thomas Erlewine and J. Scott McClintock write, “at their best, (Hall & Oates') songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to soul cultures without being a slave to them by incorporating elements of new wave and hard rock”. On some tours and dates, established soul and blues artists were famous to perform in the duo's band.
They are well known for their 6 # 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That ", "Man eater", and also the "Out of Touch", as well as several other songs which listed in the Top 40. They last reached the pop charts top forty in the year 1990 and gradually faded from public view, although they did not formally break up. They have carried on to record and visit with some success.