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Friday, June 10, 2011

Friday Morning Videos: "You Make My Dreams Come True"

I didn't plan it this way, but it appears that I have, pretty consistently ever since the end of April, been tuned into the music of the very early 80s: 1980, 1981, and 1982, to be exact. So why not keep it up? And, more particularly, have I really never done a video by Hall and Oates before? Astonishing.

Darryl Hall and John Oates had a fairly wide range of musical talents, but if there has ever been anyone better able to distill a blend of rock and roll and soul down into a solid, in-and-out, 3-minute pop song, I don't know who they were. This wasn't their best work off of 1980's Voices (that would be this song, here), but that one never had a proper video, and besides, thanks to a brief, perfect Han Solo moment, (500) Days of Summer has already made this song a masterpiece.


justin said...

Excellent stuff!
At the beginning of this year when I worked at Starbucks I went crazy and listened to so much Hall & Oates. If you came in at night you would have probably heard me singing this song really loud. Heh. :)

Anonymous said...

The best Hall and Oats songs are Rich Girl and Sara Smile. And you know the best Blue Eyed Soul is from Philly, even when Bowie records it, because he did at Sigma studios - in Philly.
-Western Dave