Hall & Oates
|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2014
Inducted by: Questlove
Nominated in: 2014
First Eligible: 1998 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Daryl Hall, John Oates
Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2015 (ranked #220) .
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I love me some Hall & Oates. I used to like them just because I found their 80's music videos cheesy and hilarious. But the more I listened, I realized that I geniunely loved the songs. Classic soul tunes (Rich Girl, Sara Smile) and great pop songs (Private Eyes, Maneater etc.)
Posted by Matt on Friday, 01.26.07 @ 22:33pm
I think they should induct Oates, but not Hall.
Posted by Dezmond on Tuesday, 01.30.07 @ 10:21am
20 or more top 10 hits - They should be in already.Dominated the 80's.
Posted by Greg Kantor on Monday, 02.19.07 @ 21:47pm
I remember on Casey Kasem's American Top 40 tv show he did a countdown of the top ten biggest duos of all time, and H&O came as number one. Well that's how it stands today, but seems as if the Rock Hall can't seem to figure that out for themselves.
Posted by Barry Smith on Saturday, 02.24.07 @ 06:40am
they should be already a no brainer
Posted by chris carrington on Tuesday, 03.13.07 @ 13:11pm
Alomg with Genesis and The Dobbie Brothers, and absolute, unmitigated embarassment that these icons are not given their due respect and are outside the velvet ropes. The Hall needs to pull their head out of their as* and stop inducting the likes of Percy Sledge and The Dells before these acts - a shamefest.
Posted by shawn on Saturday, 05.5.07 @ 15:15pm
I've been to the rrhof 2x. I can't understand how some bands are in and others aren't. No Journey, Genesis, H&O. They all should be in. If that no talent madonna gets in I'll never go back
Posted by Randy on Saturday, 11.17.07 @ 11:22am
They are the biggest selling duo of all time. Yes, bigger than Simon & Garfunkel, bigger than the Everly Brothers, bigger than Lyme & Cybelle. They deserve to be in, much more so than Leonard frickin' Cohen.
Posted by john bull on Thursday, 12.13.07 @ 14:06pm
I am totally ASTONISHED myself that my all-time favorite band has not gotten in the RNR HOF and yet we have this year MADONNA getting in? I mean C'MON NOW, THIS IS TOTAL LUNACY!!! Madonna is no more deserving of the Hall Of Fame than Gloria Estefan or Janet Jackson and their ilk....Hall & Oates have been making great music for over 36 years and the PISS POOR selection board of whomever these so called "experts" are pick some really LAME choices in their mix year after year and let true ICONS like Hall & Oates get the shaft. This is why I will NEVER give the RNR HOF ANY sort of credibility until I see Hall & Oates enshrined. Ok, <rant off> hehe.
Posted by Brett Hughes on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 01:53am
So many great hits. Hurt, IMO, by their catagorization as a pop band. Saw them open for ELO in 1978 on the Out of the Blue tour. That was one hell of a concert.
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 03.17.08 @ 11:01am
H&O suck out loud. "One On One" makes me want to perform a self-lobotomy.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 05.10.08 @ 02:42am
I personally think they should have been in before Madonna. I really want the person who choices to email me because I have a few questions for the person and if the person has the time I would really appreciate. I was very upset over Madonna being in the Hall of Fame. There are a few who really should have been picked first. Hall and Oates has done more in their career and deserves it more than her!!!!!!!
Posted by Stephanie Adams on Tuesday, 05.20.08 @ 15:59pm
Philip said up above: 'H&O suck out loud. "One On One" makes me want to perform a self-lobotomy.'
Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 07.10.08 @ 13:14pm
Paul, what on Earth made you think I was critiquing the songwriting quality? Truthfully, I don't even know the lyrics. The vocal performance on that song by the duo is so nerve-shreddingly grating that I tune it out when I hear it.
Posted by Philip on Friday, 07.11.08 @ 16:26pm
Phillip, I read that into your first succinct critique of 'One on One'. Try wailing like that yourself to get an idea of how easy it is ;-)
Posted by Paul in KY on Monday, 07.14.08 @ 13:51pm
Your attempts to speak in the comparative are irrelevant. If one cannot wail and sound decent, one should not try it, period. They simply should not have done it at all. If you can't sing falsetto, don't do it. Their singing is awful. Plain and simple.
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 00:26am
Philip, we'll just have to agree to disagree here. Overall, I think Daryl Hall (who does most of the singing) is quite a good singer. When you're a white dude & alot a black people swear you are black until they see you perform, then I think you can sing a bit.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:48pm
Posted by Philip on Tuesday, 07.15.08 @ 13:54pm
Hall and Oates are awesome! Daryl Hall is one of the best singers ever! This duo defintely should be in the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Julie on Monday, 09.22.08 @ 22:39pm
IMO it's appaling that a duo which DOMINATED the late the period between 75 and 86 aren't ALREADY in the HOF. we,the fans, should be allowed to vote for someone to be inducted. *shakes head* hall and oates not what a shame and a sham.
Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 14:58pm
"Innovation and Influence"
Posted by Calzone on Tuesday, 10.14.08 @ 16:29pm
Damn shame I'm glad they addressed not being in.I hope to see them get in one day.One of my favorite albums by them is Hall and Oates live at the Apollo with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendricks.
Posted by Leon on Friday, 10.17.08 @ 17:59pm
The fact that Madonna is in the RNR HOF is just disgusting. I wouldn't even consider her music 'rock'.
Posted by Kelly on Saturday, 01.3.09 @ 12:37pm
JUST ON THE AMOUNT OF HIT RECORDS , THEY DESERVE TO BE IN .
Posted by MOD MIKE on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 05:37am
right, calzone. the rock hall vote is dominated by whomever a bunch of old farts from rolling stone thinks is cool. saying anything madonna ever did breaks new ground, when she's never done anything in her life for the love of the art, shows you're just a smacked ass. whereas h&o actually synthesized pop-rock with the gamble & huff sound to create "rock 'n' soul." the reason nobody has followed in their footsteps is that few have the vocal chops of daryl hall. funny, but most people would think something original is good. only you and the morons doing the voting actually hold it against bands -- not just this one but many. how else to explain not a single prog-rock band (floyd doesn't count) in yet?
Posted by alby on Thursday, 01.22.09 @ 18:23pm
Like Kelly, I too am 16 years old and Hall & Oates happens to be my favorite band.
Posted by J on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 22:43pm
Not only is Daryl Hall talented, he is one of the finest looking men I've ever seen. He's got LOOKS and loads talent.
Posted by James in NY on Friday, 01.30.09 @ 03:15am
This is ridiculous! Daryl Hall and John Oates have more than earned their place in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame end of story!
Posted by Arlene Johnson on Wednesday, 02.25.09 @ 20:01pm
Hall & Oates undoubted deserve to be in the HoF. Some of the best Pop-Rock music of the 70s/80s came from these guys. They are one of the most important blue-eyed soul acts of all time. By the way, The Eagle's "New Kid in Town" is about their jealousy of Hall & Oates overtaking their popularity, ha. So c'mon and induct H&O already, I know it would make my dreams come true.
Posted by Jonny on Monday, 03.2.09 @ 22:53pm
Could go either way for me. I won't be upset if they never get in but if they do it really wouldn't make a difference (unless somebody gives me a really good reason for either yes or no I probably won't change my mind either)
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 07.9.09 @ 16:05pm
RR HOF has no credibility. Daryl can sing and write with the best of them. They may be too 'light or poppy' for some but they touch my soul! LOVE live from Daryl's house!!!
Posted by Rich on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 09:11am
Daryl and John are not in the RRHOF !!! Say it isn't so !!!
Posted by Joe-Skee on Thursday, 07.23.09 @ 10:18am
It's absolutely disgusting that they don't give them the recognition they deserve. Hall & Oates have been eligible for more than 10 years now. Please wake up and put them in for god's sake!
Posted by Liz on Friday, 08.21.09 @ 05:55am
I have been a H&O fan for over 30 years. I can actually remember the first time I heard "Rich Girl" on the radio. I think it is a downright shame they are not in the HOF yet. You only have to tune in to Live at Daryl's House once to witness their influence on other artists.
Posted by Margo on Sunday, 09.13.09 @ 14:34pm
Daryl Hall & John Oates have been tremendously influential in bringing "blue-eyed soul" to audiences. Their music transcended across all racial boundaries and continues to entertain many today. As Margo (above) states, Live at Daryl's House is a great example of how Daryl Hall continues to influence the music world. He brings in artists from all backgrounds to create new, beautiful music.
Posted by Bill on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 11:45am
Hall and Oates have paved the way for so many performers and are such an inspiration for numerous artists.... they should have been inducted years ago-
Posted by amy tompsion on Tuesday, 11.3.09 @ 19:28pm
hall and oates should be in rrhof there music has last the test of time. you can hear there song done by so many performers today and they have a sound that is there, for more than 30 years when hear a h&o you hear a rock/soul/pop classic is not that what rrhof is all about.
Posted by john on Sunday, 12.20.09 @ 00:17am
Hall and Oates deserves to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!!
Posted by Matt on Sunday, 01.10.10 @ 10:06am
Of course they do ...
Posted by Joe-Skee on Monday, 01.11.10 @ 17:02pm
RIP, T-Bone Wolk, bass player for H&O
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 10:18am
Should be there already. The way they have been snubbed certainly doesn't reflect their contributions to the music community and their fans. Already in songwriter's HOF, their music & lyrics live on thru the decades and are now influencing new performers. Longing for the day "I Can Stop Dreaming, Yes Can Do"! C ya'll at their induction.
Posted by phillychic on Thursday, 04.1.10 @ 14:42pm
Artists were covering Hall and Oates songs before the duo became famous. Taveras went to number one with a cover of She's Gone before H and O had a top ten hit. How many times has "I Cant Go For That" been sampled by rap artists? But I guess THEY dont count right? Country artist Jimmy Wayne recently went top 40 with a cover of Sara Smile. Their influence is everywhere.
Posted by A Loyd on Saturday, 04.10.10 @ 21:46pm
Their accomplishments and musicianship have been well documented so there's no denying they have been woefully overlooked and/or deliberately ignored.
Posted by Claire on Monday, 04.26.10 @ 05:04am
Hall and Oates are simply the best.Nobody, and I mean nobody has the pipes like Daryl Hall did. They are so known for their 80s hits and rightly so , for those were great songs.However, their 70s music is ,imo, even better. Rich Girl, Camilla, Wait for Me, Sara Smile,and I could go on and on.Just amazing songs that bring out so much emotion. If these dumbasses with their negative post would actually go back and listen to some of their music over the last 40 yrs then I am sure many of them would realize as so many new artists and old artists alike have,that they have earned ,overwhelmingly earned, a place in the HOF. Not many artists have crossed generational barriers like Hall and Oates.As many have already mentioned, their appeal is to old and young ppl alike. And with Live from Daryls House, Daryl Hall has been active in bringin young new artists to the light as well as performing with the established ,classic musicians like , The Doors, Rob Thomas and many others.Im tired of writing here but I could go on for a long time on the credentials of Hall and Oates. Put these guys in, and until they are in, I will echo others comments and say that the RRHOF has absolutely no credibility.
Posted by Frank on Saturday, 06.26.10 @ 06:45am
To A Lloyd, Claire, and Frank:
Posted by DAVE on Sunday, 06.27.10 @ 11:45am
Everyone should read Matt's (01.10.10) blog and his recommended website:
Posted by Dave on Sunday, 06.27.10 @ 12:16pm
Posted by Wow12 on Monday, 07.12.10 @ 22:13pm
Considering the HOF committee has not considered H&O since they became eligible, I wouldn't count on consideration any time soon.
Posted by JR on Monday, 08.23.10 @ 17:41pm
I am doing research for my university paper, thanks for your useful points, now I am acting on a sudden impulse.
Posted by mallorca autovermietung on Friday, 10.22.10 @ 03:39am
Should be inducted, but likely dismissed as too poppy, which is a shame. They made some of the best pop music of the 1980s.
Posted by Jim on Tuesday, 11.9.10 @ 15:28pm
Yes, they could be cheesey (Private Eyes or Family Man M-E-T-H-OD videos anyone?), but what makes Hall & Oates worthy are the songs, and not just the mid-late 70's period (probably favored by HOF voters, She's Gone, Sara Smile, Rich Girl,etc..), but the fact that they re-invented themselves when the 80's came along with videos, and not only made themselves viable, but in fact likely the most prolific hitmaking duo in rock history. That's got to count for something, and there's no need for me to catalogue all of the hits as they are well known by all. This band ought to have its day, as many lesser acts, and even bands that don't even know what a power chord is have gotten elected. 'Nuff said.
Posted by David Balzano on Saturday, 11.13.10 @ 08:38am
I take back my statement about them not being influential on the Projected board. They've been steadily gaining in influence the past decade, been sampled numerous times and according to Daryl Hall, Eddie Van Halen copied the keyboard part on Kiss On My List for Jump (using a synth) and Michael Jackson used a drum machine for Beat It after hearing I Can't Go For That. Also Brandon Flowers said Rich Girl was the most instructive pop single ever written. Considering how much the Hall loves R&B, I'm surprised they haven't been considered yet.
Posted by Jim on Saturday, 12.11.10 @ 22:42pm
Hall and Oates belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as much as anyone else from that era. Singers, songwriters, musicians...they did it all and had a lot of hits. Why doesn't Jann Wenner like them?
Posted by Hannah on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 02:38am
we are so happy for them! it is a well deserved accomplishment! i am part of a webseries that was inspired by Hall and Oates. please check it out at youmakemydreamscometrue.com.
Posted by janwithaband on Tuesday, 04.5.11 @ 17:50pm
I have been loving Hall & Oates only forever!! Watching Daryl Hall on Daryl's House is like I am seeing him & hearing him for the very first time....so refreshing & brand new.....
Posted by Karingkaren on Tuesday, 08.9.11 @ 18:53pm
WHAT MORE DO THEY HAVE TO DO???????????????? STILL GOING STRONG SOLD OUT CONCERTS HIT AFTER HIT HELLO IS ANYONE OUT THERE????? THERE IS NOBODY BETTER AND THEY KEEP GETTING BETTER WITH AGE. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by kim b on Thursday, 08.18.11 @ 21:12pm
Unbelievable H&O weren't inducted long ago. Must be a political thing!
Posted by Judy on Friday, 09.9.11 @ 12:23pm
I think the precedent for induction by a duo has long been set by the Everly Brothers, Righteous Brothers, and Sam & Dave. Those artists meant just as much in their era, as Hall & Oates did in theirs.
Posted by Richard on Friday, 09.30.11 @ 00:48am
I have been a fan since 1974. Even have a Gulliver album. Blows me away how such talented singer songwriters are ignored.Perhaps one day the will all wake up....BTW listen to IntraVino from X-Static and of course all of Daryl's Solo work is awesome.
Posted by NOBRAIN/NOPAIN on Wednesday, 12.7.11 @ 16:44pm
i love hall and oates !!!!!!
Posted by hall and oates gurl! on Thursday, 12.8.11 @ 23:46pm
I second the motion on Hall & Oates. Maybe not the most innovative band (did make good use of the oland CR-78) but had six US No. 1s and wrote some decent songs. Less of an impact around the world. But a worthy band.
Posted by astrodog on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 00:15am
Hall and Oates were obviously not the inventors of blue-eyed soul, but they were almost certainly the most successful purveyors of it. (Can anyone name any group that did it better--that isn't already in the Hall?) They are definitely worthy of the Hall of Fame.
Posted by Joe on Sunday, 01.8.12 @ 20:04pm
As long as Jann Wenner is in charge, they will nwvwe get in. He doesn't like them and apparently he has the last word. Who put him in charge?
Posted by Chuck on Friday, 02.10.12 @ 21:56pm
Induct these guys already!
Posted by MUSICFAN77 on Wednesday, 05.9.12 @ 16:40pm
They sucked on The Voice.
Posted by Shelby on Thursday, 05.10.12 @ 09:50am
Like Daryl Hall's online program, its livefromdarylshouse.com ... speaking of The Voice, he had Cee Lo Green on the show a little while back, it was "Crazy" great. Don't know what Oates is doing these days.
Posted by Cokey on Wednesday, 01.9.13 @ 18:33pm
Hall & Oates
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 01.9.13 @ 19:06pm
if daryl and john cant get inducted the judges are on dope they have been rocking since the 70s
Posted by wcarter on Friday, 03.15.13 @ 19:32pm
FIFTEEN YEARS?! H&O is the biggest rock n' roll duo of all time, dudes!! They reigned over my adolescence and I love, love, love them. I was aghast that 1)they weren't already inducted 2) that they have been snubbed for FIFTEEN YEARS. If Madonna gets in, there's NO WAY H&O should NOT be in. Co'mon now. Really?!
Posted by Darylzgirl on Sunday, 05.12.13 @ 21:56pm
IT'S ABOUT TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by carol sheetz on Wednesday, 10.16.13 @ 08:10am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 11.13.13 @ 17:33pm
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 12.17.13 @ 06:35am
It's about time!!!! Awesome Artists AND their Awesome band. charlie saxophone artist.. Love your sax and flute playing and I'm jealous that your hair is longer than mine..:-).. I also love "Daryl's House" videos on Youtube! It's so nice to 'SEE' artists jam in the raw without digital mixes…..with various artists Nice addition!!! Loved the 'Joe Walsh' video at his home…I'd buy the whole series. "Daryl House, however Daryl made it free to the public! Very nice and creative!
Posted by Mary on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 08:15am
Hall and Oates and KISS are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in the same year and Hall and Oates have a song called Kiss On My List.
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 02.26.14 @ 19:23pm
The third single from the album "H2O"-"Family Man" was cowritten and first recorded by Mike Oldfield.
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 03.8.14 @ 16:38pm
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