I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)
Hall & Oates
Hall  Oates 1982 I Cant Go For That 45

You`ve got the body
Now you want my soul
Don`t even think about it
Say no go, yeah

Peak Chart Position
  • No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1982 for one week
  • Hot 100 chart debut: Nov 14, 1981
  • RIAA certified Gold record
  • from the album Private Eyes (1981)
  • written by Daryl Hall, John Oates, Sara Allen
  • John Oates: “I Can’t Go For That,” he says, “is about the music business. That song is really about not being pushed around by big labels, managers, and agents and being told what to do, and being true to yourself creatively.  That song is typical of a lot of the lyrics we’ve written over the years: It seems like it’s about one thing, but it’s really not.  What we have always tried to do, and if we have any kind of philosophy for our lyrics over the years it was to try to take a universal subject and somehow make it seem personal so that people could relate to it as if it was a personal thing.”
  • produced by Daryl Hall, John Oates, Neil Kernon
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