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“I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall and Chromeo

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“I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall and Chromeo

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“I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall and Chromeo


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    “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” by Daryl Hall and Chromeo is from

    Song Title: I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)
    Artist: Daryl Hall and Chromeo
    Genre: soft rock New Wave blue-eyed soul
    Composer: Copyright © Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen
    Lead Vocals: Daryl Hall
    Backing Vocals: P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel), Dave 1 (David Macklovitch), Everett Bradley, Eliot Lewis
    Electric Guitar: Dave 1 (David Macklovitch) of Chromeo
    Acoustic Guitar: Tom “T-Bone” Wolk (December 24, 1951 – February 28, 2010)
    Keyboards: Daryl Hall, P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) of Chromeo, Eliot Lewis
    Bass Guitar: Zev Katz
    Drums: Shawn Pelton
    added drums on intro: Brian Dunne
    Percussion: Everett Bradley
    Other: Other: iVocals talkbox and samples: P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) of Chromeo
    Producer: Hall & Oates
    Recorded: 1981, New York City
    Released: December 14, 1981
    Label: RCA

    I Can’t Go for That was voted number six on VH1’s list of “The 100 Greatest Songs of the ’80s.”

    Number of listens: 18532
    Current rank: 763 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 710 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    U.S. Billboard Hot 100: peak #1 (one), 1981

    United Kingdom: peak #8 (eight), 1981
     Billboard chart listings courtesy of Billboard Magazine


    Summary quotation from Wikipedia:

    Daryl Hall sketched out the basic song one evening at a music studio in New York City in 1981 after a recording session for the Private Eyes album. Hall began to play a bass line on a Korg organ, and sound engineer Neil Kernon recorded the result. Hall then came up with a guitar riff, which he and Oates worked on together. The next day, [Daryl] Hall and Sara Allen worked on the lyrics.

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    Luis: I Cant Go for That (No Can Do) is Wyatt’s favorite song.

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