Hall & Oates, Daryl Hall and John Oates, are an American pop music duo who achieved their greatest fame in the late 1970s and early to mid-1980s.
They specialized in a fusion of rock and roll and rhythm and blues styles, which they dubbed "rock and soul. On some tours and dates, established soul and blues artists performed in the duo's band. While much of the duo's reputation is due to its sustained pop-chart run in the 1980s, Hall & Oates are also respected for their ability to cross stylistic boundaries.
They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40. They last reached the pop charts top 40 in 1990 and slowly faded from public view, though they did not formally break up. They have continued to record and tour.
In total, the act has 34 singles chart hits on the US Billboard Hot 100. Hall and Oates have seven RIAA platinum albums, along with six RIAA gold albums. A greatest hits compilation was released in 2001 by RCA/BMG. The BMG collection was expanded in 2004 and reissued the following year, after BMG merged with Sony Music Entertainment. In 2003, Hall and Oates were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.