Hall and Oates is one of my pop duos. I love that their sound is emotionally soulful yet very 80s. Lately, I’ve had their 1984 track “Out of Touch” stuck in my head on repeat. The song was their last hit, remaining number one on the Billboard charts for two weeks in December of that year, and for good reason.
The line “you’re out of touch, I’m out of time, but I’m out of my head when you’re not around” sums up those feelings of missing someone, and going crazy when you can’t be with them. The song is passionate, strongly emotional, yet at the same time very light-pop.
Despite the vintage sounds of their music, Hall and Oates is nowhere close. The group is still touring, and Daryl Hall collaborates with modern musicians in his Youtube series “Live from Daryl’s House.”