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In honor of John Oates of Hall & Oates 64th Birthday, we have compiled some of their most popular songs!

 

This slow-burning cut from Hall & Oates’ fifth album recalls the best songs from their early LPs, when they were still being marketed as blue-eyed soul singers. ‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’ sounds so much like the authentic thing that the R&B group the Dramatics covered the song just a few years later.

This slow-burning cut from Hall & Oates’ fifth album recalls the best songs from their early LPs, when they were still being marketed as blue-eyed soul singers. ‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’ sounds so much like the authentic thing that the R&B group the Dramatics covered the song just a few years later.Read More: Top 10 Hall & Oates Songs From the ’70s | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/hall-oates-songs-from-the-70s/?trackback=tsmclip

‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’

From: ‘Bigger Than Both of Us’ (1976)

Read More: Top 10 Hall & Oates Songs From the ’70s | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/hall-oates-songs-from-the-70s/?trackback=tsmclip

‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’

From: ‘Bigger Than Both of Us’ (1976)

Read More: Top 10 Hall & Oates Songs From the ’70s | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/hall-oates-songs-from-the-70s/?trackback=tsmclip

‘Do What You Want, Be What You Are’

From: ‘Bigger Than Both of Us’ (1976)

Read More: Top 10 Hall & Oates Songs From the ’70s | http://ultimateclassicrock.com/hall-oates-songs-from-the-70s/?trackback=tsmclip

 

After six albums of fluctuating quality and success, Hall & Oates released ‘I Don’t Wanna Lose You’

 

Hall & Oates finally scored their first No. 1 song after five albums and two record companies. And unlike their other two hits — both slower cuts — ‘Rich Girl’ packs a head-bobbing rhythm and Philadelphia soul-worthy strings.

 

The soulful ballad ‘Sara Smile’ is built on an old-school R&B foundation, but with a bit of ’70s AM Gold edging its way into the mix.

 

Kristen Carpenter CBS Radio Phoenix Intern

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