Private Eyes is the tenth studio album by American pop music duo Hall & Oates. The album was released on September 1, 1981, by RCA Records. The album includes two hits-the title track, "Private Eyes" and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", as well as the top ten hit "Did It in a Minute". I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" also spent a week at the top of the R&B charts-a rare accomplishment for a white band.
Produced by Daryl Hall, Neil Kernon & John Oates.
Lyrics By – Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara AllenMusic By – Daryl Hall. The title track definitely is the biggest hit on here, with some very catchy lyrics and good vocals from Hall. Other notable tracks here are I Can't Go for That, Did it in a Minute, Head Above Water, and Looking for a good sign.
Hall & Oates don't repeat the formula of Voices; they expand it, staying grounded in pop-soul but opening up the stylized production, so it sounds both cinematic and sharp.
Tracklist: 1. Private Eyes, 2. Looking For A Good Sign, 3. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do), 4. Mano A Mano, 5. Did It In A Minute, 6. Head Above Water, 7. Tell Me What You Want, 8. Friday Let Me Down, 9. Unguarded Minute, 10. Your Imagination, 11. Some Me. More albums from Daryl Hall & John Oates: RCA College Radio Series Vol. IV by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Bigger Than Both Of Us by Daryl Hall & John Oates. X-Static by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Livetime by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Live At The Apollo With David Ruffin & Eddie Kendrick by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Voices by Daryl Hall & John Oates. H2O by Daryl Hall & John Oates. Along The Red Ledge by Daryl Hall & John Oates. View all albums . Private Eyes.
Extra Tracks, Remastered. We finally find out why this album was named "Private Eyes" instead of "Head Above Water"). The bonus tracks are extended versions of "Your Imagination" and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)", but I would recommend getting the "12-Inch Collection" Volumes I and II which also have these remixes as well as many others by Hall & Oates.
The song, from the duo’s 1984 album Big Bam Boom, capped off Daryl Hall and John Oates’ impressive run of six singles. The video for the song featured the group’s drummer playing a giant drum set with Hall and Oates rattling around in the kick drum. The title track from Hall and Oates’ tenth studio album, Private Eyes would become yet another hit for the duo in November of 1981. The song lost the top spot to Olivia Newton-John’s Physical, which would in turn fall to another Hall and Oates song on our list.