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"Out of Touch"
OutofTouch.jpg
Single by Daryl Hall & John Oates
from the album Big Bam Boom
B-side "Cold, Dark and Yesterday"
Released October 4, 1984
Format
Recorded 1984; Electric Lady Studios
(Greenwich Village, New York City)
Genre
Length 4:21 (album version)
3:55 (single version)
Label RCA Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Daryl Hall & John Oates singles chronology
"Adult Education"
(1984)
"Out of Touch"
(1984)
"Method of Modern Love"
(1984)
"Adult Education"
(1984)
"Out of Touch"
(1984)
"Method of Modern Love"
(1984)
Audio sample
Music video
Out of Touch on YouTube

"Out of Touch" is a song by American duo Daryl Hall & John Oates from their twelfth studio album Big Bam Boom (1984). The song was released as the lead single from Big Bam Boom on October 4, 1984, and it was their last Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, topping the chart for two weeks in December 1984. It also 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.

Track listings[edit]

7" single (US)[2]
  1. "Out of Touch" — 3:55
  2. "Cold, Dark and Yesterday" — 4:35
12" single (US)[3]
  1. "Out of Touch" (Remix) — 7:36
  2. "Out of Touch" (Dub Version) — 7:24
  3. "Cold, Dark and Yesterday" — 4:35
12" single (UK)[4]
  1. "Out of Touch" (Video Mix)
  2. "Dance on Your Knees" (Extended Mix)
  3. "Everytime You Go Away" (Remix Version)

Charts[edit]

Personnel[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

  • The song was featured on 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.

See also[edit]

Uniting Nations version[edit]

"Out of Touch"
Out-of-touch-by-uniting-nations.jpg
Single by Uniting Nations
from the album One World
Released 21 November 2004
Format
Recorded 2004
Genre Funky house, Eurodance
Length 2:47
Label Gusto
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Uniting Nations singles chronology
"Out of Touch"
(2004)
"You and Me"
(2005)
"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 number seven on the UK Singles Chart and remained in the Top 75 for 21 weeks. The vocals on the recording were done by vocalist and session artist Jinian Wilde.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song features actors Bojan Krkic, Charleene Rena, Hayley-Marie Coppin, Sophie Lovell Anderson and an unnamed woman playing strip poker.

Track listing[edit]

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 (2004–05) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[13] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[14] 68
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[15] 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[16] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[17] 27
Ireland (IRMA) 5
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[18] 9
Norway (VG-lista)[19] 8
Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)[20] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[21] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[22] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[23] 74
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[24] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jeff Tamarkin (1984-10-13). Video Medium Not The Message For Daryl Hall & John Oates. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-07-14. 
  2. ^ "Discogs.com - Daryl Hall & John Oates "Out of Touch" 7"". Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Discogs.com - Daryl Hall & John Oates "Out of Touch" 12"". Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  4. ^ "Discogs.com - Daryl Hall & John Oates "Out of Touch" 12"". Retrieved 1 April 2017. 
  5. ^ a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  6. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates: Artist Chart History" Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Daryl Hall & John Oates. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  8. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates – Chart history" Billboard Adult Contemporary for Daryl Hall & John Oates. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates – Chart history" Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs for Daryl Hall & John Oates. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Daryl Hall & John Oates. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates – Chart history" Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs for Daryl Hall & John Oates. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  12. ^ http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1985.htm
  13. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  16. ^ "Uniting Nations: Out of Touch" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  17. ^ "Musicline.de – Uniting Nations Single-Chartverfolgung" (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH.
  18. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – Uniting Nations search results" (in Dutch) Dutch Top 40.
  19. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". VG-lista.
  20. ^ "Airplay Chart - Lista Krajowa 10/2005". PifPaf Production. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  21. ^ "Archive Chart: 2005-01-09". Scottish Singles Top 40.
  22. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". Singles Top 100.
  23. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". Swiss Singles Chart.
  24. ^ "Archive Chart: 2005-01-08" UK Singles Chart.

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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 Dance Club Songs number-one single
November 17, 1984 – November 24, 1984
Succeeded by
"Big in Japan" by Alphaville