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Studio album by Hall & Oates
Released 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Disco, pop, rock, soul
Length 40:41 (original release); 47:12 (with bonus tracks)
Label RCA
Producer David Foster, Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates chronology
Along the Red Ledge

X-Static is the eighth studio album by Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1979 by RCA Records. X-Static was the duo's eighth album. Buddah Records re-released the album with two previously unreleased bonus tracks in 2000. "Wait for Me" reached #18 on the Billboard charts and won a BMI airplay award.

Track listing[edit]

Side One
  1. "The Woman Comes and Goes" (Daryl Hall) 3:49
  2. "Wait for Me" (Hall) 4:08
  3. "Portable Radio" (Hall, John Oates) 4:46
  4. "All You Want Is Heaven" (Oates) 4:03
  5. "Who Said the World Was Fair" (Hall, Sara Allen) 4:10
Side Two
  1. "Running from Paradise" (Hall, Allen) 6:38
  2. "Number One" (Hall) 3:46
  3. "Bebop/Drop" (Oates) 3:57
  4. "Hallofon" (Hall) 1:21
  5. "Intravino" (Hall, Oates, Allen) 3:35
Buddha Remaster Bonus Tracks
  1. "Time's Up (Alone Tonight)" (Hall, David Foster) 3:16
  2. "No Brain, No Pain" (Hall, Allen) 2:53


The Band[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]


  • Produced By David Foster
  • Engineers: Ed Sprigg
  • Assistant Engineers: Bruce Buchalter, David Leonard, Mark Linett, Jo Smith


# Title Hot 100 UK singles
1. "Wait for Me" 18 -
2. "Portable Radio'" - -
3. "Who Said the World Was Fair" 110 -
4. "Running from Paradise" - 41

Music videos[edit]

Music videos for "Wait For Me", "Bebop Drop", "In Travino" and "Portable Radio" - all directed by Adam Friedman - were released in early 1980.[1][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [3]
Rolling Stone (Not Rated) [4]