Private Eyes is the tenth studio album from Daryl Hall and John Oates, released in 1981. The album includes two #1 hits—the title track, “Private Eyes” and “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)”, as well as the top ten hit “Did It in a Minute”. “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” also spent a week at the top of the R&B charts—a rare accomplishment for a white band.
As the liner notes to the 2004 Private Eyes reissue indicate, it was while Daryl Hall and John Oates were recording the follow-up album in their adopted hometown of New York City, during the spring of 1981, that “Kiss on My List” went to number one in three trade publications. Determined to follow up on their success, the duo produced Private Eyes assisted by their co-producer Neil Kernon.