Out of Touch

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"Out of Touch"
Single by Hall & Oates
from the album Big Bam Boom
B-side "Cold, Dark and Yesterday"
Released October 4, 1984
Format 7" 12"
Genre Pop rock, new wave
Length 4:21 (album version)
3:55 (single version)
7:36 (remix)
Label RCA
Writer(s) Daryl Hall & John Oates
Producer(s) Daryl Hall & John Oates, Bob Clearmountain
Hall & Oates singles chronology
"Adult Education"
(1984)
"Out of Touch"
(1984)
"Method of Modern Love"
(1985)
Music sample

"Out of Touch" is a 1984 song by Hall & Oates. This lead single from their 1984 album Big Bam Boom was their last Billboard Hot 100 number one, topping the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in December 1984. It became the duo's fourteenth consecutive top 40 hit since 1980.[1]

The song often segued from "Dance on Your Knees" which is the opening song of the album. The music video also contains the "Dance on Your Knees" intro, which segues into an edit of the 12" remix version.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984-1985) Peak
position
Canada Top Singles (RPM) 5
German Singles Chart 15
Netherlands Singles Chart 33
New Zealand Singles Chart 27
Swedish Singles Chart 20
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 48
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 1
U.S. Billboard Hot Black Singles 24
U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks 8
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play 1
U.S. Billboard Top Rock Tracks 18

Uniting Nations version[edit]

"Out of Touch"
Single by Uniting Nations
from the album One World
Released 21 November 2004
Format 12", Enhanced CD, downloads
Recorded 2004
Genre Dance music
Length 2:46
Label Gut Records Ltd
Writer(s) Daryl Hall, John Oates
Uniting Nations singles chronology
"Out of Touch"
(2004)
"You and Me"
(2005)
Music video
"Out of Touch" on YouTube

"Out of Touch" was covered by Uniting Nations in 2004. Uniting Nations' version peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the Top 75 for twenty-one weeks. The vocals on the recording were done by vocalist and session artists Jinian Wilde. The music video for the song featured the actors Paul Spicer, Charleene Rena, Hayley-Marie Coppin and Sophie Lovell Anderson.

The 12" vinyl included the tracks:

  1. (A1) Out of Touch (Extended Mix) (6:16)
  2. (A2) Out of Touch (Hardfaze Remix) (7:55)
  3. (B1) Out of Touch (Skylab Remix) (7:03)
  4. (B2) Out of Touch (Tyrell Remix) (6:50)

The enhanced (extended) CD single included the tracks:

  1. Out of Touch Radio Mix (2:36)
  2. Out of Touch Extended Mix (6:15)
  3. Out of Touch Skylab Remix (7:03)
  4. Out of Touch Tyrrell Remix (6:50)
  5. Out of Touch The Vanden Plas Remix (7:20)
  6. Out of Touch Paul Roberts Remix (5:55)
  7. Out of Touch Video

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[2] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[3] 68
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[4] 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[5] 9
Germany (Media Control Charts)[6] 27
Ireland (IRMA) 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[7] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[8] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[9] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[10] 74
UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) 7

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured on the compilation CDs like Summer Hits 2005, Floorfillers Club Classics and Floorfillers 3, amongst others.
  • The song featured in the 2002 console game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the radio station Flash FM. It was also featured on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Greatest Hits as the first song. It is the first song of the fourth volume of the original soundtrack. Another song from the duo, "Family Man", is featured on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, another one, "Maneater", is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City and "Adult Education" is featured in GTA V.
  • It was also used in the 2008 console game Saints Row 2 on the radio station The Mix 107.77.
  • The song was sampled in the 2011 Nero song "Reaching Out". Daryl Hall of Hall & Oates also provided additional vocals in the song.

References[edit]

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Preceded by
"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" by Wham!
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
December 8, 1984 – December 22, 1984
Succeeded by
"Like a Virgin" by Madonna
Preceded by
"I Feel for You" by Chaka Khan
Billboard Hot Dance Club Play number-one single
November 17, 1984 - November 24, 1984
Succeeded by
"Big in Japan" by Alphaville