Saying you don't like Hall & Oates is like saying you don't like air. It's just unheard of. It's completely irrational. In fact, it quite possibly could be considered un-American. Hell even Son of Sam murderer David Berkowitz enjoyed kicking back to some good ol' Hall to the Oates.
But if for some reason you are a godawful human being and will actually openly admit your hatred for the fantastic duo. Here is a slew of reasons why you should change your mind.
5. So many epic wardrobe choices.
Whether it be sequins, leather, cowboy boots or even leopard print, they love it all. This duo clearly has no restrictions on what they choose to wear. But, hey it works. Why? Because they're Hall and motherfucking Oates. Who is going to put them on the worst dressed list? Not us.
4. The notorious Oates mustache.
I don't know if there has been a better one. It basically deserves it own credit on the albums. Sadly, Oates has put his long time friend into retirement, but we still have our fingers crossed that he'll bring it back.
3. It's impossible to not smile when listening to them.
No really. We dare you to try. Maybe they'll even inspire you to break out in dance or ask that girl you've been crushing on to prom.
2. Live From Daryl's House
This reason doesn't need much explanation. I'm no musician but I'd really like to get an invite to hangout on Live From Daryl's House. So Mr. Hall, if you're reading this, I'll be happy to attend and I'll even bring a bundt cake or a jello mold. Your choice.
1. Simply because they're Hall and motherfucking Oates.
They finish each other's sentences, they have a slew of hit jams, they have no drama. They are an unbeatable powerful force. Like Charlie says on It's Always Sunny on Philadelphia, "It's one guy, his first name is Holland, his last name is Oats".
Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.