"Maneater" is a single recorded by American duo Hall & Oates from their 1982 album H2O. It reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart on December 18, 1982. According to John Oates the inspiration for this song was Kelly LeBrock.
The Hall & Oates music video opens with a woman walking down a red staircase, and the band playing in a dimly lit studio with shafts of light projecting down on them. The band members step in and out of the light for their lip sync. A young woman in a short party dress is shown in fade-in and fade-out shots, along with a black jaguar, hence the song line "The woman is wild, a she-cat tamed by the purr of a Jaguar." The song refrain is "Whoa, oh here she comes; watch out boy, she'll chew you up; whoa, oh here she comes, she's a maneater".
In 2006, the song and its subject matter were adapted and re-interpreted by Nelly Furtado for her song, also called "Maneater" from her album Loose. The song was sampled once more in 2006 when the Ying Yang Twins (featuring Wyclef and Mr. Collipark) released the song "Dangerous". The Hall & Oates version features a saxophone solo by Charles "Mr. Casual" DeChant. American rapper Hot Karl used the music and chorus of Maneater in a song satirizing the hip hop industry, also called "Maneater". In his intro, Karl alludes to the original song's popularity, telling the audience "I don't want to see any of you really hard guys not singing the words, because I know you know 'em! You don't not know 'Maneater'!" A cover of the song is also used as the theme for the pilot episode of the Adult Swim show Lucy, the Daughter of the Devil. Hall and Oates also appeared on Will and Grace during Grace's wedding to James, singing Maneater as she walked down the aisle.
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