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Hall Oates XStatic.jpg
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 Records
Producer David Foster, Daryl Hall
Hall & Oates chronology
Along the Red Ledge
(1978)Along the Red Ledge1978

X-Static is the eighth studio album by Daryl Hall & John Oates, released in 1979 by RCA Records. Buddah Records re-released the album with two 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
    • Previously unreleased.
  2. "No Brain, No Pain" (Hall, Allen) 2:53
    • Previously unavailable on album. Originally released as the B-side of "Wait for Me."


The Band[edit]

Additional Musicians[edit]


  • Tracks #1-10 and Bonus Track #11 produced by David Foster
  • Bonus Track #12 produced by Daryl Hall
  • Engineer: Ed Sprigg
  • Assistant Engineers: Bruce Buchalter, David Leonard, Mark Linett, Jon Smith
  • Recorded at The Hit Factory (New York, NY)
  • Mixed by Humberto Gatica at Sunset Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Equipment: Keith Brewer
  • Cover Design: Kathy Hohl
  • Photography: George Nakano
  • Management: Tommy Mottola
2000 Reissue
  • Reissue Producers: Jeremy Holiday and Rob Santos
  • Mastering: Elliott Federman
  • Digital Transfers Technician: Mike Harty
  • Redesign: Pete Ciccone
  • Product Manager: John Huston
  • Production Assistance: Glenn Korman, Steve Strauss, Tom Tierney and Frank Ursoleo
  • Project Coordination: Arlessa Barnes, Stephanie Kika, Robin Manning, Donna Malyszko, Brooke Nochomson, Larry Parra, Dana Renert, Bill Stafford and Traci Werbel


# 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", "Intravino", "The Woman Comes And Goes" 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]