80s Timeworn Twelves: 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)'

"I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" 
by Hall & Oates (1981)

Hall & Oates were a hit making machine throughout the 80s. By the time their Private Eyes album was released in 1981, they had already achieve two #1 singles and a few other top ten hits. The first two singles released, the title track and "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" would both peak at the top spot on the charts. The latter would also top the R&B charts, which was a rarity for a non-African American group. The 12" single would feature a remixed version by Robert Wright that would add over 2 minutes to the album version. Side B was "Unguarded Minute," a Private Eyes album track.

Click below to hear the "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)12" remix

Thanks to Discogs.Com and Wikipedia for art and record info

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  1. I had all the Hall & Oates albums on cassette as a teenager. Everything from "Voices" up to "Ooh Yeah!" including their Greatest Hits and the Apollo Theater live album with David Ruffin and Eddie Kendrick(s) guesting. H&O are easily the greatest soul duo of all time.

    1. I could and would make an argument for the greatest musical duo period...

    2. Fully agreed there. Man, that remix is so cool... I freaking love this song.

    3. Being a H&O fan, I'm sure you know that Michael Jackson admittedly stole the bass line from this song for "Billy Jean."

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