The skewed perspective of a conservative Catholic employee-side employment lawyer living in the most exciting city in the Milky Way, Las Vegas, Nevada USA, who listens to a lot of really strange music and who, for some reason, lives and dies St. Louis Cardinal baseball

3/05/2005

Guilty pleasure Saturday: Daryl Hall & John Oates - "Private Eyes"

Henceforth, Saturday's song o' the day shall be declared from within my large vault of musical guilty pleasures. And one of the guiltiest of my guilty pleasures is: Daryl Hall and John Oates.

I'm a fan. I own 13 Daryl Hall and John Oates albums on CD, from 1973's Abandoned Luncheonette through 1988's Ooh Yeah! I own two Daryl Hall solo records. I love each and every one of them. I plan on going to see them in concert when they come to Green Valley Ranch Station casino in April, which is the casino closest to my house. And one of my alltime favorite pop songs is the title track from their 1981 LP Private Eyes.

The tune is great, simple and memorable. The lyrics, despite being built on a pun, are fun and sing-able. The rock and funk influences are in perfect balance. The American pubilc knew what it was doing when it let this one get to number one. I won't apologize for loving this great piece of pop music.
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