On Saturday night, while Chesney Hawkes and co were trying to persuade TV viewers to hit them baby one more time, some other famous stars from the charts of yesteryear were making their live debut at Brum's most illustrious concert venue.
Daryl Hall and John Oates were kicking off their latest UK tour at Symphony Hall, having previously appeared at Wolverhampton's Civic in April 2003 when promoting Do It For Love.
Making their entry to 82's Maneater, the American duo were greeted with a standing ovation and, to their credit, the capacity house remained on their feet for the full duration of the two-hour show.
But this was no 80s nostalgia-fest by any means, Man On A Mission and Do It For Love itself placed the emphasis on the pair's most recent recordings, with a large percentage of the material coming from their newest release, Our Kind Of Soul, this year's acclaimed collection of soul covers.
In truth, the boys were a bit stingy with their RCA hits, Kiss On My List and Private Eyes were absent for instance, but those classic songs from their Atlantic years, She's Gone and Sara Smile, allowed the unassuming John Oates to take the spotlight.
Their band comprised the familiar combination of faces old and new. Bass guitarist TBone Wolk and saxophonist Charlie DeChant have been there since 1978, while drummer Michael Braun joined in the late 80s. In contrast, lead-guitarist Jeff Catania and John Korba on keyboards are relative newcomers.
Sadly, there were some first-night gremlins at work, prompting one frustrated audience member to call out for "less drums and more backing vocals, pleease!"
Interestingly, the poor chap's plea has been immortalised for posterity - the whole show was being recorded and available for purchase as a double CD from the foyer, thanks to the miracle of modern technology.