Kiss on My List

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"Kiss on My List"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Voices
A-side Kiss on My List
B-side Africa
Released January 24, 1981
Format 7", 12"
Recorded 1979
Genre Pop, Soft rock
Length 3:47 (45 version)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Janna Allen, Daryl Hall
Producer(s) Hall & Oates
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'"
"Kiss on My List"
"You Make My Dreams"

"Kiss on My List" is a 1981 song recorded by Daryl Hall and John Oates. It was written by Janna Allen and Daryl Hall, and produced by Hall and Oates. It was the third single from their album Voices, and became their second Billboard Hot 100 number-one single (after "Rich Girl" in 1977).

While two other songs from the album had returned the duo to chart activity, it was the success of "Kiss on My List" that confirmed the start of the duo's sustained run as one of American pop's top-selling acts, a run that lasted into 1989.[citation needed]

According to Daryl Hall, Eddie Van Halen copied the synth part of this song and used it for the song "Jump" by Van Halen.[1]

In popular culture[edit]

"Kiss on My List" can be heard in the films She's Out of My League and You Again.

The song is a popular track for use during "Kiss cams" at stadiums and arenas.

The song is to be featured in a Soft Rock DLC on the video game, Rocksmith 2014.

Cover versions[edit]

In 2010, The Bird and the Bee covered the song as well as referenced it in another song, "Heard It On The Radio", for their tribute album Interpreting the Masters Volume 1: A Tribute to Daryl Hall and John Oates.

In 2014, The Family Crest covered the song for Grey's Anatomy Season 10, Episode 16 as a part of the Grey's Anatomy '80s cover project. The episode aired on March 20, 2014.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Canadian Singles Chart 7
New Zealand Singles Chart 33
UK Singles Chart 33
US Billboard Hot 100 1
US Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 16

See also[edit]


Preceded by
"Rapture" by Blondie
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
April 11, 1981 – April 25, 1981
Succeeded by
"Morning Train (Nine to Five)" by Sheena Easton