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Album: Big Bam BoomReleased: 1984Charted:
This was written by Daryl Hall
and Janna Allen, the sister of Hall's long-term girlfriend and songwriting partner, Sara Allen. Janna Allen also co-wrote Hall & Oates #1 hits "Kiss On My List
" and "Private Eyes
The song is about how true love is timeless in a modern world even though methods of communication change.
As befitting the modern theme of the lyrics, this was Hall & Oates' most up-to-date single yet with a rap-like ad-lib in the song's closing verse.
Daryl Hall commented: "There's a freedom in the New York street music. As long as you have the beat, you can do anything you want. People are stretching things more than at any time since the psychedelic era."
This was sampled for the hook of the song "Method Man" from the Wu-Tang Clan's 1993 album Enter the Wu-Tang: 36 Chambers.
Jeff Stein, who also did "Out of Touch
," directed the video, which shows the duo and their band larking about on a faux rooftop that gets awfully foggy. Hall & Oates had little use for videos, so they let the directors dictate them.