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Hall and Oates

We Won't Send Private Eyes

After "Callin' Oates" Guys

12/25/2011 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Daryl Hall and John Oates
You might think Daryl Hall and John Oates would have a problem with their music being played for free through the crazy popular Callin' Oates service -- but it turns out the guys are thrilled about it ... so far.

For the uninitiated ... Callin' Oates is a phone number you can call when you have a "Hall & Oates emergency." Dial the number ( 719-26-OATES) press a button, and you have a choice between “One on One," "Rich Girl," "Maneater," or "Private Eyes."

The guys behind the site aren't affiliated with Hall & Oates at all, but a rep for the group tells us they're thrilled so many people are calling the number and listening to their music.

The rep tells us, "We had nothing to do with it and we're still trying to to process what the company's intentions are. But we're always happy when people are interested in our music."

Clearly there are some things they can go for.

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1.

Superman    

I love Hall & Oates. Love them even more now.

948 days ago
2.

PT    

TMZ - you gotta do something about these ad postings. Who the Hell buys from these douchebags anyway?

948 days ago
3.

Gloria Unread    

Apparently there aren't any TMZ Private Eyes on Christmas to watch the comments section for spammers. At least they could have attempted to be creative about it.
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Oh-oh, here they come.
Watch out, boy. They'll rip you off!
Oh-oh, here they come.
They're the Spam-Tweeters!
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She's a rich girl. 'Cause she works from home,
Makin' 500 dollars every day.
You can't deny, that it's easy money.
You can't deny, it takes a laptop, honey!
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One on one, I wanna buy those shoes tonight.
One on one, I know I wanna buy that.
One on one, Those prices are oh so right
One on one, So Low!
[Fakelink] is you need to know now!

948 days ago
4.

Joe    

Agreed- Hall & Oates rock :)

I forgot how awesome they are until I heard "Private Eyes" in Knight & Day.

948 days ago
5.

Philly123    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRTglKhAtC4 Deck The Hall and Oates! hahaha

948 days ago
6.

Everyones~A~Star    

Incredibly cool of them. You guys rock!!!!!!!!! Hall & Oates have always been awesome!

948 days ago
7.

JohnnyInSNJ    

Hall and Oates should know that after listening to those four songs in very low quality on the Emergency line, I went and PAID for the entire Best of H&O on iTunes. The first full album I ever bought on iTunes was only 4 days ago lol. So they should be thanking these guys!

948 days ago
8.

en Todo Momento!!    

damn them! it's not even toll free!

948 days ago
9.

Hisjules    

test

948 days ago
10.

Laura Bryant    

we all enjoyed the hall and oates songs immensely!check out john oates on the country music channel, i think he was selling something!

948 days ago
11.

Mel Zipskin    

Classic blue eyed soul & so far very classy dudes!

947 days ago
12.

Cruise Lover    

Warren Pash wrote Private Eyes.

947 days ago
13.

Gern Blanston    

Saw 'em play about three weeks ago (for the first time since 1983) and they were GREAT. More power to 'em!

947 days ago
14.

JAMES LAKOVISH    

WATCH OUT FOR A HUGE PHONE BILL

947 days ago
15.

Heyoka    

What a class act. It's refreshing to know that not all Hollywood people are greedy money grubbers. On the other hand, I wouldn't want Hall & Oates music to be some lowlife's road to a big bank account.

947 days ago
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