- Breakthrough Hit: "Sara Smile" in 1976, which was soon followed-up by the reissued "She's Gone" and "Rich Girl".
- Channel Hop: They started on Atlantic, released their biggest hits on RCA, didn't do as well with Arista, and eventually wound up recording for small indie labels ever since.
- Chart Displacement: They had six #1 hits in America, but "You Make My Dreams" was not among them, only peaking at #5. But with the Revival by Commercialization mentioned below, it's probably their most familiar song among younger listeners.
- Name's the Same: Irving Berlin, The Outfield, and Bon Jovi have also made songs named "Say It Isn't So".
- Revival by Commercialization: "You Make My Dreams" has been featured in a number of movies, with Stepbrothers and (500) Days of Summer in particular raising the song's profile.
- What Could Have Been: Robert Fripp asked Daryl Hall to front a revived King Crimson after he sang on Fripp's Exposure album, but Hall declined as Hall and Oates were hitting their stride as hitmakers. This lead to Crimson's Discipline lineup to be instead fronted by Adrian Belew (previously a collaborator with Frank Zappa, David Bowie, and Talking Heads, among others) in the early '80s.
Trivia / Daryl Hall & John Oates