80s Song of the Day: Smooth Operator by Sade

Coast to coast, LA to Chicago, western male
Across the north and south, to Key Largo, love for sale


Smooth Operator by Sade was released in the United Kingdom on September 15, 1984, with Spirit as the B side. It was the fourth and final single from the band’s debut album Diamond Life.

Smooth Operator reached No. 19 on the UK Singles Chart. After its release the following year in the United States, it became Sade’s first Top 10 hit in the U.S., peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also¬†reached No. 1 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Watch the music video for the song.


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