John Oates talks to NME about their landmark achievement, going from legends to punchlines and back again, and being sampled by Kanye and The xx.

Although it wasn’t originally released as a single in the UK, Hall & Oates’ 1980 track ‘You Make My Dreams’ has become of the most one of their most recognisable songs, ubiquitous in films such as 500 Days of Summer, The Wedding Singer, Dumb & Dumberer and Despicable Me 2. And now the most successful duo in music history (Take that Simon & Garfunkel, Pet Shop Boys and Jedward) are celebrating amassing one billion streams of it.

We caught up with John Oates – the half of the pair whose distinctive moustache was once immortalised in its own cartoon, via Zoom, from his home in Nashville, to toast this landmark achievement.

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