Today in The Music of New Coke, Sade’s “Smooth Operator” from the their debut release, Diamond Life  The first US hit for Sade, “Smooth Operator spent 13 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, spending two of those weeks at #5 in May of 1985.

I cannot say I remember this song being out during the New Coke age, but I know I’ve probably heard it several thousand times in shopping centers, elevators, lobbies since its release. 

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