If karaoke staples Daryl Hall and John Oates put out any album at all right now, the big news would be that they'd released their first original music in a decade. But that news would be so much better if said album was a team effort with The Roots.

The "rock and soul" pioneers hinted at an experimental collaborative impulse six years ago when they asked Chromeo to work on an album in 2007. Since the meet-up never occurred, perhaps Hall and Oates could bring some of that "Maneater" realness to the next "Seed (2.0)"-like summit. Also, considering the band's penchant for puns (their debut album was called Whole Oats), there is at least a chance of Hall and Roots happening, which would make dreams come true.