Listen to Hall & Oates’ ‘She’s Gone’ from Will Trent, Season 1, Ep. 5 – still beautiful but sad after all these years

Pop rock duo Hall & Oates’ ‘She’s Gone‘ was played on the new episode of Will Trent last night — Will Trent, Season 1, Episode 5, “The Look Out” – as Will and Faith are in the office talking, and the janitor is listening to the song outside.

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Hall & Oates’ ‘She’s Gone‘ was released in November, 1973 as the lead single from the duo’s second studio album Abandoned Luncheonette, which came out on the Atlantic record label.

Interestingly though, while ‘She’s Gone‘ wasn’t a hit for Hall & Oates when it was initially released, after it came out as a cover from both soul group Tavares and jazz/soul singer Lou Rawls, it gained much more attention.

That is why Hall & Oates re-released the song two years later, and this time had big success with it.

So much so, the song charted at #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, as well as making it high up on four other charts in the United States.

Canadians also seemed to love the track the second time around, as it hit high on two charts in Canada, including at #70 on the Top Singles chart. In the UK, ‘She’s Gone‘ climbed to #42 on the UK Singles chart.

Since its release, Hall & Oates’ ‘She’s Gone‘ has gone on to be recognized as one of the best songs of the 1970s, with even Daryl Hall and John Oates eventually admitting they felt it was the best song they had written together.

As for Hall & Oates, they got together in 1970 and, while most of their immense success was earned in the 1970s and 80s, that has not stopped them from continuing to release new music and perform together more than 50 years later.

Listen to Hall & Oates’ ‘She’s Gone‘ as heard on last night’s Will Trent in the video below, as well as on their Abandoned Luncheonette album.

The song has a gorgeously addictive melody, that fabulous sax bridge and superb vocals, but is still incredibly sad.

There is also a lovely live performance of the song the duo gave back in 1976 on the British music show The Old Grey Whistle Test you should also watch.

 

Michelle Topham