The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates

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The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates
HallandOatesAlbumCover.jpg
Greatest hits album by Hall & Oates
Released January 23, 2001
Genre Pop
Length 74:00
Label RCA Records
Hall & Oates chronology
Marigold Sky
(1997)Marigold Sky1997
The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates
(2001)
VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection
(2002)VH1 Behind the Music: The Daryl Hall and John Oates Collection2002
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4/5 stars[2]

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates is a 2001 compilation album by the duo Hall & Oates. It reached #34 on the Billboard 200 and #1 on the Top Pop Catalog Albums Chart.[3]

It was released on K2 High Definition CD in 2012 and was re-released on vinyl on 12 August 2016.[4][5]

Track listing[edit]

The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates – Standard edition[6]
No.TitleWriter(s)ProducerLength
1."Sara Smile"Daryl Hall, John OatesChristopher Bond, Hall, Oates3:07
2."Rich Girl"HallBond2:23
3."It's A Laugh" (Single Version)HallDavid Foster3:38
4."Wait For Me"HallFoster3:59
5."You've Lost That Loving Feeling"Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil, Phil Spector 4:36
6."Kiss On My List"Hall, Janna AllenHall, Oates3:48
7."You Make My Dreams"Hall, Oates, Sara AllenHall, Oates3:10
8."Private Eyes"Hall, Janna Allen, Sara Allen, Warren PashHall, Neil Kernon3:29
9."I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)"Hall, Oates, Sara AllenHall, Oates3:39
10."Did It In a Minute"Hall, Oates, Sara AllenHall, Oates, Kernon3:37
11."Maneater"Hall, Oates, Sara AllenHall, Oates, Kernon4:34
12."One On One"HallHall, Oates, Kernon4:28
13."Family Man"Maggie Reilly, Mike Frye, Mike Oldfield, Morris Pert, Rick Fenn, Kim CrossHall, Oates, Kernon3:25
14."Say It Isn't So"HallHall, Oates, Bob Clearmountain4:17
15."Adult Education" (Promotional 12")Hall, Oates, Sara AllenHall, Oates, Clearmountain4:34
16."Out of Touch" (Single Version)Hall, OatesHall, Oates, Clearmountain3:55
17."Method of Modern Love"Hall, Janna AllenHall, Oates, Clearmountain5:27
18."Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid"HallHall, Oates, Clearmountain5:23
Total length:01:06:00

Chart performance[edit]

According to the Billboard web page the compilation entered twice on the Catalog Albums Chart, the first time peaking at number 43 on January 22, 2011 and the second reaching number one again on May 2, 2015.[3]

In 2012, after Amazon reduced the price of the compilation, the album earned 758% sales increase with 10,000 copies sold and re-entered on the Billboard 200 and Digital Albums charts at numbers 34 and 14, respectively on the week of June 23, 2012, that makes it the highest-charting album on the Billboard 200 for the duo and first top 40 set since 1988 when Ooh Yeah! peaked at No. 24.[7][8]

When it was released on vinyl in 2016 it re-entered on the Billboard 200, Top Pop Catalog Albums and Vinyl Albums charts at numbers 124, 10 and 16, respectively.[9][10][11]

It was certified Platinum by the RIAA on August 28, 2015 denoting shipments of one million.[12]

Credits[edit]

  • Audio Restoration – Bill Lacey
  • Compilation Producer – Paul Williams (14)

Co-producer – Bob Clearmountain (tracks: 14, 15), Neil Kernon (tracks: 8, 10, 11, 12, 13)

  • Digital Transfers – Mike Hartry
  • Mixed By – Hugh Padgham (tracks: 11 to 13)
  • Producer – Bob Clearmountain (tracks: 16 to 18),Christopher Bond (tracks: 1, 2), Daryl Hall (tracks: 1, 4 to 18), David Foster (tracks: 3), John Oates (tracks: 1, 5 to 18)

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Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2011) Peak
position
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[3] 43
Chart (2012) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[13] 34
Chart (2015) Peak
position
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[14] 1
Chart (2016) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[9] 124
US Top Catalog Albums (Billboard)[10] 10

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[12] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Daryl Hall & John Oates: The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates". AllMusic. Retrieved September 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Berger, Arion (2004). "Daryl Hall & John Oates". In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian. The Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon and Schuster. p. 358. ISBN 0743201698.
  3. ^ a b c "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  4. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates* - The Very Best Of". Discogs (in Spanish). Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  5. ^ "Very Best of Daryl Hall and John Oates / Limited 2LP coloured vinyl". Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  6. ^ a b The Very Best of Daryl Hall & John Oates (Album liner notes). Daryl Hall & John Oates. RCA Records. 2001. 74321 828682.
  7. ^ Caulfield, Keith (June 14, 2012). "Chart Moves: Hall & Oates' Highest Charting Album Since 1988 On Billboard 200, 'Rock of Ages' Soundtrack Debuts". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  8. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart history (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  9. ^ a b "Top 200 Albums". Billboard 200. Billboard. August 13, 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  10. ^ a b "Catalog Albums Chart". Billboard Catalog Albums. Billboard. August 13, 2016. Retrieved 2017-08-12.
  11. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Vinyl Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved October 18, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "American album certifications – Hall & Oates". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved August 12, 2017. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  13. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2017.
  14. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Top Catalog Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved August 12, 2017.