Method of Modern Love

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For the Saint Etienne single, see Method of Modern Love (Saint Etienne song).
"Method of Modern Love"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Big Bam Boom
Released December 15, 1984
Format 7", 12", CD
Recorded 1984
Genre Pop
Length 3:58
Label RCA
Writer(s) Daryl Hall, Janna Allen
Producer(s) Daryl Hall, John Oates and Bob Clearmountain
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"Out of Touch"
"Method of Modern Love"
"Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid"

"Method of Modern Love" is a single by the American duo Hall & Oates. It was released as the second single from their 1984 album, Big Bam Boom. The song reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 in February 1985.

Music video[edit]

The setting and the mood of the music video is kept very surreal, almost dream-like. At the beginning, Hall and Oates are discovered in their cozy apartment by someone on the roof, looking through a skylight. G.E. Smith throws a V-style guitar through the window, as if it were a spear. The guitar sticks into the floor and then begins glowing. This incites Hall and Oates to go up to the roof to investigate. There, on the roof of the apartment, they become mesmerized by a four man band, and then all the men perform a choreography. While performing Daryl Hall falls from the roof, and the other men rush to see what became of him. There, they see him dancing on the clouds next to the moon, and upon Hall's beckoning, they dive off the roof in an attempt to walk on the clouds. At the end, they are seen swimming and dancing in the clouds, with neon signs flashing the letters of the song title.[1]

The version of the song used in the video is a special edit, which incorporates both the album version and the 12" remix version.

In popular culture[edit]

In 1985, "Weird Al" Yankovic included the song in his polka medley "Hooked on Polkas" from his album Dare to Be Stupid.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1985) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 5
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 21
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 15
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 18
U.S. Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 42
UK Singles Chart 21


  1. ^ Music video at