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Hall & Oates - "Sara Smile"


Hall & Oates Sara Smile

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (3)

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Author Notes

GUITAR/BASS/KEYS: Kemiroch
VOCALS: BornGamerRob
GUEST WRITE UP: Funk Meister Freud
In keeping company with the likes of The Rascals, Boz Scaggs and Steve Winwood,..Hall & Oates are yet another prime example of what 'Blue Eyed Soul' delivers. Reaching #4 on Billboard's 'Hot 100' in 1976, "Sarah Smile" took to the airwaves and launched the beginnings of a very lucrative and successful run of top selling songs for Philly's own dynamic duo. The song begins with a tender and thoughtful, almost melancholy lead guitar line that invokes the listener in for a singular sit down, 'heart to heart'.  "Sara Smile" captures one lover's assessment of his romance with his woman. In it's quiet reflection, the lyrics ride along on a subtle mix of keyboards and bottom end. Backing vocals are simple and sustaining in delivery and the occasional string arrangement backs an emotional mood setting. Compositionally, one can't help but feel that the song illustrates what it's like when talking to oneself or thinking aloud. Some may disagree with that perception, but I just feel that way. All in all, a very soulful expression that leaves one to ponder what becomes of the relationship, which I think is a rather cool way of presenting the song and allowing the listener to come to their own conclusion. Great song with an impressive feel and flair.



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mrcoupdetat
February 18, 2018

Look at that album cover...

#metoo

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Atruejedi
February 18, 2018

Look at that album cover...

 

Caitlyn Jenner and Freddie Mercury?

 

Caitlyn Jenner and Freddie Mercury?

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crazycanuck69
February 18, 2018

You guys are Out of Touch. Plzz ;)

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Atruejedi
February 18, 2018

Roger Taylor looks like Jane Krakowski in that picture...

 

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This is one of my favourite songs - thanks very much!

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EmpatheticToast
February 18, 2018

We getting more Hall and Oates in the future? :D

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Funk Meister Freud
February 18, 2018

THAT'S IT!
'Out of Touch' or no.....(song was written in the mid 70's after all)....Now I get why the song has that melancholy edge to it. Dude be singin' about how caught up he is in a Kink's "Lola" kinda thang (instead of 'Lola', it's 'Sarah') and hey, maybe it's okay and it'll all work out! ; )

 

Seriously, It was a great surprise to get The Foo Fighters 3 pack along with 'Sarah Smile'. Thanks!

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ManicPixieGirl
February 18, 2018

AJ, I know you already released Out of Touch, so you probably think you can work on other Hall and Oates songs...but there is something I have to tell you...maybe you should sit down for this...

I did not release Out of Touch nor do I have plans for any more H&A

No signs of Out of Touch because authors think somebody out there is working on it.  It may be the last custom ever released after every other song in the world gets charted first.

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MrPrezident
February 18, 2018

It's on my WIP list but honestly its so low on my priorities that if ANYONE else wants to take over they can go right ahead.  

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ManicPixieGirl
February 19, 2018

I did not release Out of Touch nor do I have plans for any more H&A

but you did...

It was a drums only and it was by a band called Death lol

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fakedrummer89
April 8, 2018

well charted drums!