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Sunday, February 14, 2016

That 'spark' of realism

“To write a good song, an artist has to drawn from reality. There has to be some spark from realism that communicates a real feeling to someone else. You have to be real. Or you have to be a really good storyteller. – Daryl Hall

“If I had to drop everything and just be a songwriter, I would be OK with that because that's the real joy.” – John Oates

From their first hit in 1974 through their heyday in the '80s, Daryl Hall and John Oates’ smooth, catchy take on Philly soul brought them tons of success, including  six number one singles and six platinum albums.

Wonderful lyricsists as well as musicians, Hall and Oates have sold an estimated 40 million records making them the second best-selling duo of all time.  They’ve been honored with induction into both the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for such hits as She’s Gone, Maneater, Private Eyes, Rich Girl and You Make My Dreams Come True.   But, for this Valentine’s Day edition of Writer’s Moment, I thought a perfect “share” of their work would be the terrific Kiss on My List. 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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