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"Out of Touch" is a song by American duo Daryl Hall and John Oates from their twelfth studio album Big Bam Boom (1984). The song was released as the lead single from Big Bam Boom on October 4, 1984, and it was their last Billboard Hot 100 number-one single, topping the chart for two weeks in December 1984. It also became the duo's fourteenth consecutive top 40 hit since 1980.[1]

"Out of Touch"
OutofTouch.jpg
Single by Daryl Hall and John Oates
from the album Big Bam Boom
B-side"Cold, Dark and Yesterday"
ReleasedOctober 4, 1984
Format
Recorded
Genre
Length
  • 4:21 (album version)
  • 3:55 (single version)
  • 7:36 (12" remix)
LabelRCA Records
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Daryl Hall and John Oates singles chronology
"Adult Education"
(1984)
"Out of Touch"
(1984)
"Method of Modern Love"
(1984)
Audio sample
"Out of Touch"
Music video
"Out of Touch" on YouTube

The song often segued from "Dance on Your Knees", which is the opening song of the album. The music video also contains the "Dance on Your Knees" intro, which segues into an edit of the 12" remix version.

Contents

Track listingsEdit

7" single (US)

  1. "Out of Touch" — 3:55
  2. "Cold, Dark and Yesterday" — 4:35

12" single (US)

  1. "Out of Touch" (Remix) — 7:36
  2. "Out of Touch" (Dub Version) — 7:24
  3. "Cold, Dark and Yesterday" — 4:35

12" single (UK)

  1. "Out of Touch" (Video Mix)
  2. "Dance on Your Knees" (Extended Mix)
  3. "Everytime You Go Away" (Remix Version)

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

In popular cultureEdit

  • The song was featured on compilation CDs like Summer Hits 2005, Floorfillers Club Classics and Floorfillers 3, amongst others.
  • The song featured in the 2002 video game Grand Theft Auto: Vice City on the fictional in-game radio station "Flash FM". It was also featured on Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Greatest Hits as the first song. It is the first song of the fourth volume of the original soundtrack.
  • It was also used in the 2008 console game Saints Row 2 on the radio station The Mix 107.77.
  • The song was sampled in the 2011 Nero song "Reaching Out". Daryl Hall also provided additional vocals in the song.
  • It was used for the opening of the YouTube Web series Dieci Boys.

See alsoEdit

Uniting Nations versionEdit

"Out of Touch"
 
Single by Uniting Nations
from the album One World
Released15 November 2004 (2004-11-15)
Format
Recorded2004
Genre
Length2:47
LabelGusto
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Uniting Nations singles chronology
"Out of Touch"
(2004)
"You and Me"
(2005)
Music video
"Out of Touch" on YouTube

"Out of Touch" was covered by Uniting Nations in 2004. Uniting Nations' version peaked at number seven on the UK Singles Chart in January 2005 and remained in the top 75 for 21 weeks. Elsewhere, the cover reached number one in Romania—where it was the highest-selling single of 2005—and became a top-ten hit in Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Norway. The vocals on the recording were done by vocalist and session artist Jinian Wilde.

Music videoEdit

The music video for the song features actors Paul Spicer,[17] Charleene Rena, Hayley-Marie Coppin, Sophie Lovell Anderson and an unnamed woman playing strip poker.

Track listingEdit

The 12" vinyl included the tracks:

  1. (A1) "Out of Touch" (Extended Mix) – 6:16
  2. (A2) "Out of Touch" (Hardfaze Remix) – 7:55
  3. (B1) "Out of Touch" (Skylab Remix) – 7:03
  4. (B2) "Out of Touch" (Tyrell Remix) – 6:50

The enhanced (extended) CD single included the tracks:

  1. "Out of Touch" (Radio Mix) – 2:36
  2. "Out of Touch" (Extended Mix) – 6:15
  3. "Out of Touch" (Skylab Remix) – 7:03
  4. "Out of Touch" (Tyrrell Remix) – 6:50
  5. "Out of Touch" (The Vanden Plas Remix) – 7:20
  6. "Out of Touch" (Paul Roberts Remix) – 5:55
  7. "Out of Touch" (video)

ChartsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2004–2005) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[18] 41
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[19] 68
Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)[20] 23
Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)[21] 9
Germany (Official German Charts)[22] 27
Ireland (IRMA)[23] 5
Ireland Dance (IRMA)[24] 1
Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)[25] 9
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[26] 32
Norway (VG-lista)[27] 8
Poland (Polish Airplay Charts)[28] 2
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[29] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[30] 8
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[31] 26
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[32] 74
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[33] 7
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[34] 13
UK Indie (Official Charts Company)[35] 1

Year-end chartsEdit

Chart (2004) Position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[36] 126
Chart (2005) Position
Romania (Romanian Top 100)[29] 1
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[37] 74

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[38] Silver 200,000 

 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jeff Tamarkin (1984-10-13). Video Medium Not The Message For Daryl Hall & John Oates. Billboard. Retrieved 2010-07-14.
  2. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Daryl Hall / John Oates – Out Of Touch" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  4. ^ "Canadian Singles Chart from Nanda Lwin; Top 40 Hits: The Essential Chart Guide (2000)"
  5. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Daryl Hall / John Oates – Out Of Touch". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  6. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Daryl Hall / John Oates – Out Of Touch" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  7. ^ "Charts.nz – Daryl Hall / John Oates – Out Of Touch". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  8. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Daryl Hall / John Oates – Out Of Touch". Singles Top 100. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  9. ^ "Daryl Hall & John Oates: Artist Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  10. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  11. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Adult Contemporary)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  12. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  13. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  14. ^ "Daryl Hall John Oates Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 100 Hits of 1985/Top 100 Songs of 1985". www.musicoutfitters.com.
  16. ^ "Billboard Hot 100 60th Anniversary Interactive Chart". Billboard. Retrieved 10 December 2018.
  17. ^ Spicer, Paul (21 May 2011). "Out of Touch by Uniting Nations.. YouTube it & have a chuckle at my expense!! RT @AnneVosser: @Spiceboy81 What video?".
  18. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". ARIA Top 50 Singles.
  19. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40.
  20. ^ "Ultratop.be – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50.
  21. ^ "Uniting Nations: Out of Touch" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  22. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  23. ^ "Chart Track: Week 3, 2005". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  24. ^ "Top 10 Dance Singles, Week Ending 9 December 2004". GfK Chart-Track. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  25. ^ "Nederlandse Top 40 – week 7, 2005" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  26. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  27. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". VG-lista.
  28. ^ "Airplay Chart - Lista Krajowa 10/2005". PifPaf Production. Archived from the original on October 26, 2007. Retrieved 2015-08-29.
  29. ^ a b "Romanian Top 100: Top of the Year 2005" (in Romanian). Romanian Top 100. Archived from the original on April 10, 2006.
  30. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  31. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". Singles Top 100.
  32. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". Swiss Singles Chart.
  33. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  34. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  35. ^ "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  36. ^ "The Official UK Singles Chart 2004" (PDF). UKChartsPlus. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  37. ^ "End of Year Singles Chart Top 100 - 2005". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  38. ^ "British single certifications – Uniting Nations – Out of Touch". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved February 19, 2019. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Out of Touch in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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