Hall & Oates discography

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Hall & Oates discography
Releases
Studio albums 18
Live albums 11
Compilation albums 27
Singles 63

This article includes the discography of American duo Hall & Oates (Daryl Hall and John Oates).

In the US the band has sold a certified 13 million albums and 6 million singles.

Albums[edit]

U.S. chart positions: Billboard 200; UK chart positions: UK Albums Chart.

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album US UK[1] AUS[2] RIAA certification[3] Additional information
1972 Whole Oats Debut album
1973 Abandoned Luncheonette 33 Platinum
1974 War Babies 86
1975 Daryl Hall & John Oates 17 56 Gold
1976 Bigger Than Both of Us 13 25 23 Gold
1977 Beauty on a Back Street 30 40 60 Gold
1978 Along the Red Ledge 27 69 Gold
1979 X-Static 33 74
1980 Voices 17 19 Platinum
1981 Private Eyes 5 8 27 Platinum
1982 H2O 3 24 3 Multi-Platinum
1984 Big Bam Boom 5 28 20 2× Multi-Platinum
1988 Ooh Yeah! 24 52 46 Platinum
1990 Change of Season 60 44 Gold
1997 Marigold Sky 95
2003 Do It for Love 77 37
2004 Our Kind of Soul 69 Album of cover versions and some original songs.
2006 Home for Christmas Album of Christmas classics and two new songs

Live albums[edit]

Year Album US UK[1] AUS RIAA certification[3] Additional information
1978 Livetime 42 76
1983 Sweet Soul Music Recorded live in Montreal, March 1983. (Vinyl bootleg)
1985 Live at the Apollo 21 32 39 Gold Recorded with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick
1995 Sara Smile Recorded live in Germany in 1976; 2CD: audio + video
1998 Live! Recorded live at Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, PA, 12/11/1997. Promotional only release
2001 Daryl Hall & John Oates - Limited Edition Promotional only release. Includes four live recordings and two new studio recordings
Greatest Hits Live Recorded live 1982 on Private Eyes Tour
Ecstasy on the Edge Recorded live at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, October 30, 1979. Reissued in 2003 by Fruit Tree Musinc Italy, Reissued as In Concert in 2006
2003 Live in Concert A&E Live by Request recording. CD+DVD packaging
2006 In Concert Recorded live at The Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, October 30, 1979. Originally released as Ecstasy on the Edge in 2001
2008 Live at the Troubadour Recorded at the club in Los Angeles, CA in May and released in Nov of 2008. 2CD+1DVD packaging

Compilations/Greatest hits[edit]

Year Album US UK[1] AUS RIAA certification[3] Additional information
1977 No Goodbyes 92 Compilation of Atlantic Records recordings
1983 Rock 'n Soul Part 1 7 16 12 2× Multi-Platinum
1989 Special Mix on CD Compilation of the remixes included on singles from Ooh Yeah!
1991 Looking Back – The Best of Daryl Hall + John Oates 9 UK-only release
1995 The Best of Times – Greatest Hits Japan-only release
1996 The Atlantic Collection Compilation of Atlantic Records recordings
The Early Years Compilation of pre-Atlantic Records years
1997 Starting All Over Again – Best of Hall & Oates Double-CD released only in Europe (Originally in Denmark). Reissued in Taiwan in 2002 with same tracks in different order and new cover art.
Romeo Is Bleeding, What's in Your World – The Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates Japanese promotional only release
1998 With Love from... Hall & Oates – The Best of the Ballads
Rich Girl Compilation of RCA Records recordings
2001 The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates 28 Remastered
The Ballads Collection – RCA 100th Anniversary Series Includes previously unreleased versions of "Everytime You Go Away" and "One on One"
Definitive Collection Released only in South America (Argentina)
The Essential Collection 26 Released only in UK and Europe
2002 Legendary A 3CD budget compilation of recordings from the years 1975-1990
VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection Released in conjunction with the VH1 series
Starting All Over Again – The Best Of Double-CD released in Taiwan. Originally released in Europe (Denmark) with same tracks in different order and cover art.
2003 12 Inch Collection Released only in Japan
12 Inch Collection Vol. 2 Released only in Japan
2004 Ultimate Daryl Hall + John Oates 63 Double-CD, reissued as The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates a year later
The Collection UK-only compilation
2005 The Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates Released by Legacy Recordings. Double-CD, originally released as Ultimate Daryl Hall + John Oates a year before
2006 The Platinum Collection Compilation of Atlantic Records recordings released only in Europe and UK
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates US-only release including single versions of several hits. Part of Legacy's Playlist series.
The Singles 29 UK-only compilation of the biggest hit singles 1973-1989
2009 Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Hall & Oates 89 74-track/ 4-CD box set featuring many live, unreleased performances and three songs recorded prior to when Hall & Oates formed as a duo.

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions RIAA
[4]
Album
US US R&B US Dance US AC Canada UK[1] AUS
1974 "She's Gone" 60 Abandoned Luncheonette
1975 "Alone Too Long" 98 Daryl Hall and John Oates
1976 "Sara Smile" 4 23 18 22 Gold
"She's Gone" (re-release) 7 93 6 42 52 Abandoned Luncheonette
"Do What You Want, Be What You Are" 39 29 52 Bigger Than Both of Us
1977 "Rich Girl" 1 64 5 6 Gold
"Back Together Again" 28 70 17 65
"It's Uncanny" 80 No Goodbyes
"Why Do Lovers (Break Each Other's Heart?)" 73 Beauty on a Back Street
1978 "It's a Laugh" 20 23 Along the Red Ledge
"I Don't Wanna Lose You" 42 49
1979 "Wait for Me" 18 23 53 81 X-Static
"Portable Radio"
1980 "Who Said the World Was Fair" 110
"Running from Paradise" 37 41
"How Does It Feel to Be Back" 30 48 Voices
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" 12 15 96 55
1981 "Kiss on My List" 1 16 6 33 13 Gold
"You Make My Dreams" 5 17 40
"Private Eyes" 1 33 6 32 17 Gold Private Eyes
"I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" 1 1 1 12 2 8 13 Gold
1982 "Did It in a Minute" 9 29 10
"Your Imagination" 33 45 38
"Maneater" 1 78 18 14 4 6 4 Gold H2O
1983 "One on One" 7 8 4 6 63 77
"Family Man" 6 81 36 15 49
"Italian Girls" 24
"Jingle Bell Rock" Non-album song
"Say It Isn't So" 2 45 1 8 4 69 24 Rock 'n' Soul: Part 1
1984 "Adult Education" 8 21 18 63 94
"Out of Touch" 1 24 1 8 4 48 11 Big Bam Boom
1985 "Method of Modern Love" 5 21 15 18 7 21 56
"Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid" 18 85 17 23
"Possession Obsession" 30 69 20 8 42
"Out of Touch" (remix) 62
"A Night at the Apollo Live! The Way You
Do the Things You Do/My Girl"
(with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks)
20 40 12 35 58 81 Live at the Apollo
1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires" 3 13 2 6 75 Ooh Yeah!
"Missed Opportunity" 29 68 8 20
"Downtown Life" 31
"Talking All Night"
1989 "Love Train" Earth Girls Are Easy (soundtrack)
1990 "So Close" 11 6 5 69 Change of Season
1991 "Don't Hold Back Your Love" 41 4 10
"Everywhere I Look" 74
"Starting All Over Again" 10 14
1997 "Promise Ain't Enough" 6 29 Marigold Sky
1998 "Romeo Is Bleeding"
"The Sky Is Falling" 26
"Hold On to Yourself"
"Throw the Roses Away"
2001 "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" (remix) The Essential Collection
2002 "Private Eyes" (re-release)
"Do It for Love" 114 1 Do It for Love
"Forever for You" 7
2003 "Man on a Mission" 16
"Someday We'll Know"
"Intuition" 40
"Getaway Car" 21
2004 "I'll Be Around" 97 6 Our Kind of Soul
"Without You"
2005 "I Can Dream About You"
"Ooh Child" 19
"Let Love Take Control"
2006 "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" 1 Home for Christmas
"Home for Christmas" 20
2007 "Take Christmas Back" 22 Non-album song
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not certified

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist US Country Album
2009 "Sara Smile" Jimmy Wayne 31 Sara Smile

Other appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
1991 "Philadelphia Freedom" Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
1976 "She's Gone"
1979 "Intravino"
"Wait for Me"
1980 "Portable Radio"
"How Does It Feel to Be Back?"
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
1981 "Kiss on My List"
"You Make My Dreams Come True"
"Private Eyes"
"I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)"
1982 "Did It in a Minute"
"Your Imagination"
"Maneater"
1983 "One on One"
"Family Man"
"Jingle Bell Rock" (2 versions: One with Hall on vocals
and one with Oates on vocals)
"Say It Isn't So"
1984 "Adult Education"
"Out of Touch"
1985 "Method of Modern Love"
"Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid"
"Possession Obsession"
1988 "Everything Your Heart Desires"
"Missed Opportunity"
"Downtown Life"
1989 "Love Train"
1990 "So Close"
1991 "Don't Hold Back Your Love"
1997 "Promise Ain't Enough"
2006 "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear"
2009 "Sara Smile" (w/ Jimmy Wayne) Tracie Goudie

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 241. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  3. ^ a b c RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by Hall & Oates
  4. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for singles by Hall & Oates

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