Listen to Hall & Oates’ ‘Private Eyes’ from American Horror Story, Season 9, Episode 1 –classic 1980s pop rock

The pop rock duo Hall & Oats’ ‘Private Eyes‘ was featured on the new season of American Horror Story this week — American Horror Story, Season 9, Episode 1, “Camp Redwood”.

The song was played as the camp counselors are talking about the hiker they hit on the road.

Hall & Oats’ ‘Private Eyes‘ is the lead single from the 1981 album of the same name. The song stayed in the number 1 spot on the Billboard 100 chart for two weeks, and to this day is one of the most iconic Hall & Oats tracks.

The Private Eyes album was the tenth studio album from the pop rock/R&B duo.

It spawned four singles and, while it was not the pair’s biggest success commercially, most critics still think it was a better album than others that followed and that were even more successful.

As for American Horror Story, Season 9, officially called ‘American Horror Story: 1984′, it borrows heavily from the classic horror films of the 1980s.

Films like Friday the 13th and Halloween. Those classic slasher film franchises where groups of teens do the stupidest things, and then wonder why they all die.

American Horror Story: 1984 stars Emma Roberts, Billy Lourd, Leslie Grossman, Cody Fern, Matthew Morrison, Gus Kenworthy, John Carroll Lynch and Angelica Ross.

Listen to Hall & Oats ‘Private Eyes‘ from American Horror Story in the official music video for the song below. A music video that is just about as 1980s as it is possible to get.

You can also heard the album it came from in full in the Spotify widget below that.

And listen to more music from previous seasons of American Horror Story on Leo Sigh here.

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