On Friday, both of my posts celebrated blue-eyed soul guys. I made a list of some blue-eyed soul greats in my morning groove on Friday, and somehow, I manged to leave out Hall & Oates. Feel free to take my music pass away (at least temporarily). I only forgot the most successful duo the rock era has ever seen. However, in a land that often gives second chances (except when it doesn’t), I’m taking this chance to rectify that oversight.
Today’s morning groove goes all the way back to 1976. Hall & Oates were on album number four, still in search of that elusive top 10 hit. This sweet ballad, written about songwriter Sara Allen (with whom Hall had a long-term relationship for almost 30 years) fit the bill, reaching number four on the Billboard Hot 100 that year. It also charted just outside the top twenty on the R&B listings. And if you listen to quiet storm programs on the radio, you can still hear the song played from time to time with all the other slow jam classics. Once this song hit, they re-released “She’s Gone” from their second album, and it too made the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100.
My deepest apologies for overlooking Daryl Hall & John Oates. Enjoy “Sara Smile”; it’s the slowed down Tuesday morning groove. Thanks again for reading and listening.
And as a bonus, because of my error of omission, here’s “She’s Gone.”