What do you do when you miss your flight and have to wait four hours until the next one? In the case of Katie Gould, a self-described Vine connoisseur, law student and noodle enthusiast, the answer seemed obvious – upload a video of yourself dancing to an 80s hit by Hall & Oates.
Gould, who has nearly 23,000 followers on Twitter, is from Atlanta, Georgia. She uploaded the video of herself getting down to the song "You Make My Dreams" while waiting for a flight out of Atlanta. The video, which has gone viral, has been liked 345,000 times and retweeted 54,000.
“I missed my flight and it was 4 hours until the next so this is what I did,” Gould tweeted. Her cat Bowie, presumably named after another rock god, was also on hand for the video, which has been met with rave reviews online, even from the band itself. Hall & Oates wrote, “Impressive you can dance that long!” on Gould’s Twitter page, and actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, known for dancing to the same song during a scene in the 2009 sleeper hit 500 Days of Summer, wrote "Endorsed :)" on the law student’s page.
Gould, who says she was just trying to kill time, was overwhelmed by the response. “I really wasn’t expecting this. I was just bored at the airport and thought I’d laugh at myself and dance a little bit,” she tweeted. “I’m so glad so many people laughed along with me. I’m overwhelmed. Thank you all, plz dance, write, love and create more. Life is too short.”
"You Make My Dreams," which reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1981, is taken from the band’s ninth studio album, Voices, released in 1980. Hall & Oates was formed in 1970 by Daryl Hall and John Oates. They achieved their greatest success in the late 70s and 80s, selling more than 40 million albums. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014 and were named the most successful duo of the rock era by Billboard magazine, surpassing Simon & Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers.
The band is still active, touring the US in 2017 with co-headliners Tears for Fears, another 80s rock duo. In October 2017, the group headlined the BluesFest 2017 at the London O2 with Chris Isaak. Interestingly, in an Esquire interview, John Oates said, "There isn't one album that says, Hall and Oates. It's always Daryl Hall and John Oates, from the very beginning. People never note that. The idea of 'Hall and Oates,' this two-headed monster, this thing, is not anything we've ever wanted or liked."
We wonder how they would feel about Hall & Oates & Gould.