Hall & Oates
Approval Rate: 77%
Their accomplishments and musicianship have been well documented. Of course they are deserving. But to those who argue their music isn't really "rock and roll" I would ask how have the following acts, great though they may be, been inducted into the ROCK & ROLL HoF and NOT Hall & Oates? 1. ABBA 2. The Bee Gees 3. Bobby Darin 4. Brenda Lee 5. Joni Mitchell 6. Ricky Nelson 7. Madonna (who can forget that R&R anthem "Lucky Star"?)
Should already be in!!!! - The duo not only had hits but write their own songs and music! I may offend some people but I also feel that in another couple of years, Daryl Hall should be inducted by himself!
Rock & Roll Hall & Oates
Fame of HALL & OATES
Somebody bought their records, so why not?
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Another no-brainer. Hits after hits after hits. Why else is their a category of music called "blue-eyed soul"?
If they ever start a "Forgettable '80s Music" HOF, then we'll talk... :)
HALL of Fame & OATES
OATES = HALL (of Fame)
Commercial success doesn't automatically punch your ticket to the Hall of Fame. They were NOT Rock and Roll. Period!
Before I say anything else... we live in the post-Warhol era, in which the icon itself has primacy. Hall & Oates are iconic. [Note: Not for nothin', but John Oates edged out Freddie Mercury for the "best bushy rock mustache of all time award"! Lest we forget.] Their faces are instantly recognizable. Another reviewer said: "They produced some fine durable hits but never really stretched any boundries." I disagree with almost that entire statement. First off, their hits really AREN'T that durable. They're so dated that they're almost never covered. [Example: Can you imagine doing "Kiss On My List" in 2009? You could do it, but it would have to be MASSIVELY reworked.] They're sampled... but VERY rarely covered. They never wrote a song like "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," if you get my point. But one time... they were VERY notably covered. Paul Young had a #1 hit in 1985 with "Every Time You Go Away"... released by H&O back in 1980 (on the "Voices" album, on which it never e... Read more
Abandoned Lunceonette is a masterpiece
They became a bit of a hit factory in the '80's with a string of songs that were good, but not great. What stands out for me, and what makes them candidates for the HOF, is their early stuff: "Rich Girl", "Sara Smile", and "She's Gone."
Yea they made a bunch of cheesy, embarrasing videos in the 80's, but they are consumate musicians, singers, songwriters AND producers. Look past (and prior to) the MTV era with an open mind, and you'll see these guys deserve to be inducted.
Their music is timeless. Everyone knows their songs. There is no reason these guys should be shunned.
Their chart success alone should not be the sole determinant. They produced some fine durable hits but never really stretched any boundries. It's more just that their main inspirations, groups like the Temptations and the Four Tops are in.
ABANDONED LUNCHENETTE is fantastic, and MAGIGOLSD SKY is very solid. I wish them luck.
Excellent - especially live!
Yes, open the doors.
They are the best!!! Should have been inducted by now.
How many great bands/groups can you name that are still touring after all these years? There are very very few and Hall & Oates are the only ones of note who still have "the sound" both vocally and instrumentally...they take you back to the past but are sooo connected to the present. How are they not in the Hall of Fame by now!
Hall & Oates influence has been felt by The Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince as well as Usher, Rob Thomas and The killers. They have performed with The Grateful Dead, Fleetwood Mac, The Temptations and have recorded with George Harrison. They have sold more than 60 million records.
Like them or not, Daryl Hall & John Oates have to be the most qualified for induction. In terms of success, influence, accomplishments and longevity nobody on this list comes close. They are the most successful duo in music history (who is taking up that place in the Hall? Simon and Garfunkel, The Righteous Brothers, The Everly Brothers, Ike and Tina Turner? whoever, it's a fraud), they were the biggest singles selling artists of the 80's/let's not forget a very succesful 70's act and finally, today they influence extremely successful artists as varied as Usher and The Killers. They blended rock and soul together and with their crossover success made mainstream padio pay attention to R & B and only after them would Michael Jackson ever dream of making a "Thriller" or Prince a "Purple Rain". (MJ went to see H & o on their third night of four sold out show in LA before starting on "Thriller"). I don't like Aerosmith but they deserve to be in the Hall...drop your prejudices and let's get... Read more
I would just induct the little hispanic guy Oates by himself. Hall always got on my nerves.
About as inspiring as damp cardboard...
Please, keep them out. Darryl Hall's ego is big enough as it is.
Bad eighties pop is not rock.
Hall & Oates Is One Of The Greatest Rock And Roll Duos Of All Time, They Should Be In Because Some Of Their Songs Went To #1 Like Sara Smile, Rich Girl, Private Eyes, You Make My Dreams Come True, Maneater & Out Of Touch. They Deserve To Be Inducted Into The Hall.
Underdogs who (i think ) have the record for the most successful rock duo of all time...not my all time favorite,, but i do respect them. Very talented pop musicians
The most successful duo of all time.....not in yet?!? THAT'S a crime!!
It's Long Overdue!!
They should be in here because they are rock's romantic teachers.
Im not really a fan but based on their body of work which goes back to the 70's I grudgingly let them in.
They're the best in the business. They should have been in on their first try.
Most successful duo in music besides Simon & Garfunkel
They're not in the RRRHOF yet? WAKE UP! Two decades' worth of hits. Still touring and sounding great. Induct them, and quick!
They are highly talented and respected musicians much deserving of a spot in the RRHOF.
One of the best combinations the music world has ever seen.
this is a no brainer. they are the best selling rock duo of all time.