Billboard #1 Hits: #510: ‘ Private Eyes’- Daryl Hall and John Oates. November 7, 1981. #1 for 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.
- Single: ‘Private Eyes’- Daryl Hall and John Oates
- Record Company- RCA
- Genre: Pop
- Written by Warren Pash, Sara Allen, Janna Allen and Daryl Hall
- Time: 3:29
- B-side:’Tell Me What You Want’
- Album- Private Eyes
- Grade: B-
- Peaked at #1 2 weeks in Billboard Hot 100. #32 in UK Singles Chart.
“Private Eyes’ was the second #1 hit in 1981 for Hall and Oates- the other hit “Kiss On My List’ was from a different album- Voices- “Private Eyes’ from the album of the same name- was the first hit on their next album. Hall and Oates had found the big hit formula. I preferred their earlier music. My sister was friends with a fella who was a roadie for Hall and Oates on a tour. Before the concert she was back stage-everyone was sitting at the tables eating before the show. John Oates was there-just another fella. Later in walks Daryl Hall with an entourage- and too cool for the world. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.